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Hi I'm Jordan

I'm from the United States. I am the oldest of six kids. I love sports and I teach and play piano professionally. I'm a mormon.

About Me

My name is Jordan. I am currently 18 years old, and am about to leave to serve a two year mission in Puerto Rico. Afterwards, I will be attending BYU Provo in Utah. In collage, I hope to study history, music, and law. I am the oldest of six kids, with two brothers and three sisters. We live together in California, and love to spend time together. I love music, and especially love to play the piano. When considering piano, I prefer to play jazz and love to compose music. I also love sports, and love especially to play soccer and basketball, both of which I have played competitively for many years. Also, another one of my favorite things to do is to spend time in the outdoors. I love to backpack, hike, camp, swim, and rock climb. This love has been cultivated through my participation in Boy Scouts. I am now a Eagle Scout, and love to participate in high-adventure activities. Finally, I have a powerful testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and attempt to live by it's principles everyday.

Why I am a Mormon

I appear to many people as the "picture-perfect" mormon. I'm the guy people picture when they picture a mormon guy. Because of that, some people think I don't choose this life for myself, and that I just have parents who make me, or that I have been "brain-washed," for lack of a better term. This is completely false, and I have struggled with choice of being a mormon or not, just like everyone else has. Having grown up in the church, I have been able to learn everything there is to know about being a mormon. This includes knowing essential doctrine, knowing what is like to live the lifestyle, and knowing the adversity one must face. I have also experimented with living in a way contrary to certain mormon ideals. Not only that, but being the only mormon in my school, I have witnessed hundreds of other such lives. I can attest that for me, being a mormon makes me the happiest I can be, and holds the best future I can imagine. It gives me fulfillment and peace, and causes me to become the best person I can become. Even knowing this though, sometimes didn't seem enough to keep me going. To know for myself that this church was true, I had to read the Book of Mormon, go to church, and pray, asking God to let me know. I received my answer, and am consiquently excited to serve a mission, and to live the rest of my life as a part of this church.

How I live my faith

As I am just about to leave on my mission, I hold no current calling in my church. In the past however, I have served many times as the leader of the boys respective to my age, have played piano for many of our meetings, and have given many talks (speeches). I live my faith in many other ways as well. I attempt to be an example by holding to all of the standards set by the leaders of my church. These include avoiding substances such as coffee, tea, and alcohol, keeping the law of chastity, being honest in all my dealings with men, and many others. I also participate in home teaching, which entails visiting certain members of the church once a month, sharing a message with them, and providing needed service.