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Hi I'm Jordan

I'm from Charlotte, North Carolina. I love computers. I'm a missionary in Northern California. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a computer hobbyist. I keep up to date on all the latest technologies and I have a toe in just about anything computer related from CAD to Photoshop to Programming. I'm in the middle of obtaining my Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University in Utah. I hope to be able to work for a large technology company designing mobile devices when I graduate. I am also an avid reader and a big Science Fiction fan. My parents got me hooked on science fiction by watching Star Trek the Next Generation. Since then I have come to enjoy watching all the Star Trek series, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Fringe, and Back to the Future. I love getting wrapped up in plots about scientific possibilities and dreaming about technologies not net invented. Nothing gets me more excited than seeing someone bring the dreams of a science fiction writer to life. Anyone who knows me and my family will tell you that our family is very musical. My brother plays the trumpet, my sister plays the violin, my other brother and I both sing in choir, and my parents write songs as a hobby. I love listening to music and singing music with different parts. When I have my own family I hope to continue the musical tradition that my family has. My other interests include running, and Boy Scouts. I also enjoy hanging out with friends and watching Netflix.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born into the church and did not have to seek it out as new converts do, all members at some point or another must decide for themselves, are the teachings of this church are true? I first started asking myself this question around middle school when I realized that not all of my friends had the same beliefs I did. I started reasoning out whether or not my religion made sense and fit with other things that I knew to be true. The conclusion I reached is that science is not a perfect discipline and that we simply didn't know enough to prove scientifically, whether or not God exists. I realized that if I wanted to know God I would have to ask God myself and have faith that he would answer me, and he has. My initial answer came as a feeling of certainty in the Book of Mormon when I was praying about it one night. Since then as I have studied the scriptures, prayed, attended church, and prepared to serve a mission, I have seen my faith grow tremendously. I have come know for my self that God's Church has been restored to the earth, that God does speak to prophets in our day, and that through Jesus Christ I can be cleansed from sin. If any of you do not have this knowledge I would encourage you to reach out to God in prayer and ask if these things are true. I can promise you, as James does in James 1:5, that you will receive an answer and be enlightened.

How I live my faith

While I was at BYU my Bishop called me to be the assistant clerk for our unit, as part of our volunteer ministry. I was responsible for managing records, helping to count tithes, filling out reimbursement checks, and helping to manage the budget. I also sat in on meetings with the Bishop and other ward officers to discuss important events, logistics, and strategies for strengthening the faith of our ward. By donating my time to helping out in our ward I'm able to show God that I care and give back for all that he's given me. I'm currently serving as a missionary for the Church in Santa Rosa California. Here I am sharing the gospel and attempting to strengthen the faith of the people I meet. I'm following Christ's council in Matthew 28 to "go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost." I will spend two years in California dedicating myself to the study and preaching of Christ's Gospel in the hopes that I will be able to share with others the truth that I have found.