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Hi I'm Jordan

I was born in Utah. I was raised in Virginia. I'm now a missionary in Honduras. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I'm 18 years old, and fresh out of high school, and I have been a mormon all of my life. I love to play guitar with my band, going snowboarding, and playing soccer. You can usually find me doing one of these three things. I was born in Utah but I was raised in Virginia, the most beautiful state in America. I graduated high school in June of 2014, and two months later I left to be a missionary in San Pedro Sula Honduras, "the murder capital of the world" (where I am currently) . I love dogs, and have a very big (yes, he's a little overweight) english bulldog back home in Virginia, who is absolutely hilarious, and completely unaware that he is so funny. I love to ride my motorcycle through all the backroads of Virginia, and hiking and camping in the mountains. I love going to concerts and will drive almost any distance and see almost any price to see one of my favorite artists/bands play. (the farthest to date is to Yankee Stadium to see Paul McCartney) I love the guitar, and I love writing and recording with my band, and after I return from my mission I could be perfectly content playing a guitar on a street corner, or in front of thousands. Some of my favorite bands are the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beatles, Band of Horses, Death Cab for Cutie, Local Natives, and Death Cab for Cutie, just to name a few.

Why I am a Mormon

People may think that perhaps the only reason I am a mormon is because I was born into the Mormon Church, but that is definitely not the case. I had to be converted through the influence of the holy ghost just like anyone else who has a testimony that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church) is the true church of God on the Earth today. I also do not wish to discredit my parents and family in any way for my testimony of Christ, the way I have seen my parents treat other people and just live their lives in general has helped me develop my own testimony. I have read the Book of Mormon many times, and each time I have read it I have felt that it is a true book. I have woken up everyday for four years before high school and studied the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and the Doctrine and Covenants, and have walk away from it having faith that the scriptures are true, and most importantly that Jesus Christ is my savior. I have listened to my friends of other faiths (sometimes friendly and sometimes very unfriendly) and have been able to conclude that there is no other church that has the absolute fullness of the gospel. I am certainly not perfect, but i have lived the commandments and principles that the church teaches, and have felt blessed for doing it. Having faith is definitely not always easy, intact sometimes there are things that I really can seem to understand, but I can always return to the different times in my life where I have felt the holy ghost testify to me, and I can know that God is in control, and I think that is exactly what God intends for us, that we have to be able to come to a point where we can admit that we don't understand everything, but that doesn't mean it is not true. Faith is hard, doubt is easy. God wants us to show our faith in him, that is why I chose to leave my friends and family and move to Honduras, and learn a new language, and hopefully improve at least one persons life by giving them the truth.

How I live my faith

I am a full time missionary right now, so I get a very good opportunity to live my faith everyday. As a missionary I try to live my life every day so that I can help any investigator I have, feel the Holy Ghost testify to them the truth of the things I am teaching. Back home is obviously a little different seeing I am just a (basically) normal guy, and not spending all my time and effort into missionary work. In normal settings I try to act in a way, that distinguishes the faith I have and live by in God, and hopefully to not detract from the reputation of his church. And no that doesn't mean that I going to parties, and sit in the corner with my arms folded and reading the scriptures, what it means is that I don't change my standards for different situations. Some example are, as a mormon I choose to; avoid drugs or drink alcohol, avoid swearing and taking the name of God in vain, remain abstinent until after marriage, avoiding having to purchase things on Sundays, refrain from watching inappropriate movies or shows, avoid pornography. I do these things because I have seen God bless me and others for obeying his commandments. God wants us to be clean, and being obedient to God's commandments makes us much happier than we could ever actually be choosing any other contrary lifestyle. My dad has always said to me and my sisters, "You are the only scriptures that someone may ever read", I try to live my life in a way that helps others to see that there is true happiness to be found in following after the savior of mankind, Jesus Christ.