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Hi I'm Jordan

I'm a dad, a husband, and I work in IT support. I grew up in Southern California. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Primarily, I am a dad. I say it that way because there are so many other "hats" that I need to wear, but I can still remember the feeling after my first was born. Suddenly, life was different. So, primarily, I am a dad. My wife and I have struggled through schools and a large variety of jobs, but are finally at that place where we are settling into a rhythm as adults. I am in the profession of IT support, and I love it. As nerdy as that sounds, it has given me a place to really grow and get my hands dirty in computers and helping people. As for extra curriculars I honestly do not have much time. My wife has her own business, so any extra time is spent helping her, or studying / working for me (if our little one is asleep). As many parents know, while the kid(s) is awake, getting stuff done seems to turn into a distant dream.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? This is a good question that every member of this church should ask. I was raised in this church when I was between the ages of 2 and 8. However, while my parents were separated (and one is a member of this faith, and one is not) I did not go to church. I developed an agnostic point of view, and kept this mentality till my sophomore year of high school. By this time my parents and I were back in the same house, and my father asked me to talk to the missionaries and make the decision to join the church, or not. I took him up on this. As I saw it, the church was really what it said it was, or it wasn't. After talking with the missionaries for five months I committed to being baptized. Although this is my history, this does not answer the question. The answer lies in what happened the night before my baptism. I cracked open the Book of Mormon and read. After reading several chapters, I got on my knees and asked if the Book of Mormon was true. How I felt after asking, was such a confirming force that I have never doubted the answer. However, there are many aspects to faith, doctrine and leadership that all make up parts of the aggregate, and I continually ask for confirmation that they are of God. It is the fact I have received confirmations, that give voice to the validity of the church, that have kept me here. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Currently, my responsibilities are focused at helping the full time missionaries, encouraging the members of my local congregation to talk about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and proactively talking to neighbors about my beliefs. The reason I say currently, is that the focus I have been asked to work in does change I have had several different assignments throughout my life since joining the church. I love this assignment since it allows me to be so involved with the missionaries. I get to go appointments with them and meet the people they are talking to, and help these people with questions they might have with my beliefs. I am not very good at writing, but I know I can explain things well in person. So to me, writing this is a bit tougher than simply talking to someone about my beliefs. One really important aspect of my faith is scripture study. I have seen how consistent study (which can be anything from in depth study with guides, to simply reading nightly) has shaped, and strengthened my faith in Jesus Christ. My family reads the Book of Mormon most every night, and I continue after the little one is in bed with Bible study. I love the building / strengthening of my foundation in Christ from both testimonies has made me a better father and husband.