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Hi I'm Jordan

I live in Utah. I'm a missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just graduated from High School as the Salutatorian, which means I was privileged to be able to speak at my Graduation. I spent my years in school not only learning, but swimming, running cross country, and working two jobs. I loved every minute of High School, even the hard ones, and am a little sad to be done. I often spend my time reading or occasionally watching television, but I'm trying to convince myself that TV is a waste of time and doesn't need to take up the amount of time I allot it. I love to be outdoors hiking or camping, though I don't do that as often as I wish I could.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was younger, my parents always dragged me to Church, every week, and made me sit there all three hours. Of course, I didn't mind it when I was two and got to play in the nursery, but when I was five, I always argued with my mom about wearing a tie. Yet, with all my protesting, along with the arguments from my brothers, she and my dad took us to church every week. Around the time I was 12, I really wanted to know for myself if this church was true, or just some folly. It was also around the time I got caught up in some of the cares of the world. I struggled for many years before I decided where I wanted to be in life and where I wanted to go after this life. I decided to get everything cleaned up, and that I wanted to be a firm member of this church no matter what. As I exercised the faith necessary to have the witness I wanted, I began to see more and more miracles happen in my life. It wasn't all in a day's work, or even a year's work. It was more a journey that started and took two years to get on the right path. Now I know with a surety that this church is truly the restored Church of Jesus Christ in these days. There is not some logical fallacy that convinced me, nor some persuasive technique I fell to that decided for me. I know because I have put faith and effort into my testimony, and I have a sure knowledge of the reality of Jesus Christ and his mission and sacrifice. I don't think it, I don't guess it, I don't even believe it, because I KNOW it is true.

How I live my faith

In my ward I served in a youth position where I helped plan, organize, and carryout activities for the other young men. I also served in my high school Seminary Council, which meant I served a position where I, along with 11 other youth from various surrounding Church Stakes, worked together to invite others to Come to Seminary, and to Christ. We planned activities that would be fun like a barbecue or a trip to do Temple Work as a way to invite others. I was specifically assigned to find a topic each month to focus on as a Seminary, and find talks or videos that helped teach that idea to the youth in the Seminary so that they understood it a little better. Some of the monthly focuses were "Service," "Obedience," "Dating" and "Family." Then I would research Conference Talks, Mormon Messages, Church Magazines and other church media to find ways that we could teach the Seminary Youth to understand that topic a little better.