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Hi I'm Jordan

I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I enjoy playing basketball. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy playing basketball and spending time with friends and family. I graduated from high school and spent a year attending BYU. I am currently preparing to leave on a mission for the Church. I will be serving in Georgia, and I am excited to get to share my beliefs with the people there.

Why I am a Mormon

Certainly I, like everyone else in the world, am not perfect. However, this is the reason why I would say I am a Mormon. Through things that I've experienced personally, or through experiences that I know of from friends and family, I know that the teachings of the Gospel direct us toward happiness. When we make mistakes, we feel guilt or sorrow or other unpleasant emotions. When we do the right things, we are happy. It's as simple as that. And everyone naturally wants to be happy, and I have found, and know to be true, that the quickest, easiest way to find happiness in life is by doing things that bring us closer to Christ.

How I live my faith

Being a high school athlete, it was important to me to live my life in a way that reflected my beliefs. I did not always necessarily try to talk about the church to others, but I always tried to live as an example for others to see that I was different. I did not drink or smoke or party like many of my friends and teammates did, but I was able to also be happy. I think that played an important role in how I represented myself to other people because I was able to live a happy life while at the same time trying to live a righteous and obedient life; I did not need the same lifestyle as many of my friends and teammates did in order to be happy. I think this has helped me in a countless number of ways, because I not only was able to be happy at that time, but because I avoided some of the evil and addictive things of this world, that happiness was also able to last all the way through today and hopefully continuing in the future. Currently I am getting the opportunity to teach the 10-11 year old youth each Sunday at church. This is a wonderful opportunity that I have because I love getting to try to help prepare them spiritually for the world they are about to enter into. Having just gotten through it, I know how difficult it can be to be a teenager trying to uphold and defend the beliefs you have when the world all around you is trying to influence you away from the truth and light that the Gospel brings.