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Hi I'm Jordan

I grew up in the United States, and now I'm serving a mission in Berlin, Germany. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an artist at heart, though I know that won't pay the bills for the family I hope to have, so I'm looking into other fields of study in college. Right now number one on my list is mechanical engineering. I enjoy math, swimming, video games, and drawing. I love drawing in pencil, mostly animals and people. This is one of my favorite things to do, and throughout my years of school I found it a great way to forget about everything else and get lost in something completely obsolete for a while. I become so focused on my drawing that I can forget about anything else. As far as video games go, League of Legends is my favorite. I enjoy playing many different ways, though I find I enjoy any sort of caster more thoroughly than other sorts of champions. I decided to serve a mission because my faith in Jesus Christ has brought a lot of happiness and healing in my life, and I want to share that special happiness with others. I am now Serving in the Berlin Germany Mission speaking the German language.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon not because I was born into this church, but because I have sought out truth for myself. My personal conversion came by studying the Book of Mormon earnestly, and then sincerely asking God if it was true. Everything builds on that experience. Once you know if the Book of Mormon is true, everything else falls into place. Growing up we read together often in the Book of Mormon as a family. I didn't know if it was true or not until I was old enough to be able to understand both the words that it contains, and why it was important if it were true or not. This time came for me around when I was 11 years old, and a challenge was issued to all the members of the LDS Church to read the Book of Mormon through as a family before the end of the year. As we read the book this time I paid attention and really listened. As we were finishing we read in the last chapter that if anyone who had read the book really thought about it, then prayed to God, sincerely, asking if it was true, that He would send the Holy Ghost as an answer to that prayer. I remember as an eleven year old boy, the day after we had finished, I was thinking about it and decided I would ask. Being alone in my room, I kneeled down on my bed and I told God that I had read the Book of Mormon, and that there was a promise at the end that if I asked Him if it were true He would tell me. I then asked if it was true. As I sat up and began to listen for an answer, immediately I felt a very strong feeling come over me; the best way to describe it was that it was very warm, and very powerful, but warm in the sense that it was comforting and peaceful. I know God answered my prayer that day, and because of that answer I know the Book of Mormon is truly the word of God. The book is either true or not, and when it is then everything else falls into place. I invite people everywhere to do what I did, read and pray about the Book of Mormon, find out for yourself if it is true, you'll be glad you did.

How I live my faith

In my home ward I taught primary, or children's classes. I started out teaching ages 7-8, and then teaching ages 10-11. I really enjoy simplifying things to a level which children can understand because it makes me realize how simple the teachings of Jesus Christ are in a world which is anything but simple. The biggest way in which I live my faith is just so, I LIVE my faith, every day. Though I am not perfect and I make mistakes, what matters to Him is that I keep trying even after those mistakes. Being a good example of Christ's teachings is absolutely the best way to spread his gospel, because good actions inspire others to do the same. Today I am a missionary for the Church in the area of Germany surrounding and in Berlin, speaking the German language. It has been hard to adjust to a new language but it is truly a miracle the support God has been to me in learning this new language. As I have placed my trust in Jesus Christ and tried my hardest to accomplish what He would want I have learned that I truly can do all things through my Lord and Savior.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

The Atonement is very special to me. What the Atonement is, is that Jesus Christ suffered for every pain, consequence of sin, and hard thing everybody would go through, including death, and then was resurrected. He did this so that we can be forgiven of our sins and also one day be resurrected. He felt every hard thing I've ever felt for me individually, how I felt. Because He did He also knows just what I have needed in the times in my life when I have felt lost, hurt, alone, and insufficient. I have felt the burdens of my heart lifted, been freed from guilt through forgiveness, and become a happier person because I have used the Atonement in my life. Because Jesus Christ suffered alone for all of us, none of us ever have to be alone, I don't ever have to be alone. When I need help I know he's there, all we have to do is ask. Show more Show less