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Hi I'm Jordan

I'm a musician. I'm a writer. I'm a daughter, sister, cousin, and niece. However, most importantly, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spend most of my time with an instrument in my hands. I attend BYU as a cello performance major and participate in the BYU Philharmonic. I am also completely in love with writing and reading. Within the mediums of poetry, essays, and fiction, words are where I find peace, strength, and hope. However, above all hobbies and passions, spending time with my family is where I find myself. My family is blended; therefore, I have a step-mom and two step-siblings. I laugh more with my family than anyone else, and I am blessed to know that I will get to spend eternity with them.

Why I am a Mormon

Because I know that this gospel is His. I am Mormon because I know that this church is more than a building or a group of people gathering a couple of times a week. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is just as it says in the title, of Jesus Christ. I know that this gospel is where I will feel more than a brief happiness, but a pure and lasting joy. I know that this gospel is for people that mess up, people with bruises, people that need do-overs time and time again. I also know that Jesus Christ and His gospel are the way to clean the slate, heal the wounds, and start over. I know that Jesus Christ knows me individually. He knows my name. He knows each pain I endure, each sorrow I feel, each weakness I carry, each moment I feel entirely lost and alone. He knows, because He felt those too. For me. It is through Jesus Christ that those heavy and relentless burdens can be lifted. I know that it is through Jesus Christ, my Savior, that I can return home safely to a loving Heavenly Father. I know that life is hard. However, I also know it would be a whole lot harder if I didn't have the understanding of my Savior Jesus Christ and His Atonement that I have found within this gospel. I am blessed to know these things. And I am blessed to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or as many know me, a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the church for me is not just a Sunday-thing. It is not even a once-a-day thing. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ is a continuous and an eternal thing. As I work to become more like my Savior, each of my actions lends itself to that end: the way I spend my time, the way I serve, the way I act in moments of frustration or anxiety, the way I make decisions, and the way I show love. Each of these things I do with the lessons and teachings of the gospel always consciously and subconsciously guiding my choices. In a very tangible representation of my life as a member, I am currently preparing to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in South Korea for 18 months. There I will lose myself in the service of my Savior, teaching and administering to His people in Seoul. As I wait to leave, I study the gospel and the Korean language daily, preparing to be a tool in His hands. Serving a mission is one of the most exciting and physical ways I get to live my faith.