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Hi I'm Jordan

I am a psychology student, I absolutely love dogs, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a student studying psychology at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and I am currently preparing to serve a mission in the Texas Houston East Mission. In high school, I was involved with theater, math club, choir; you name it! Now, I enjoy performing at poetry slams, singing acapella, and painting (when I have the time). I love to try new things to find new passions, and I've recently developed a love for solving puzzles. In short, I like a lot of things, and I am always looking for new adventures! This life is filled with many wonderful things to experience, and I feel blessed to have many opportunities to learn and grow in new areas! I also have two gorgeous dogs, and anytime I see a dog on the street, I immediately want to pet them! Dogs are the best and deserve all the love we humans have to offer! This summer, I am beyond excited to begin serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ! This truly is His church, and I want to bring the truth to all who will receive it.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know this church is true. I have felt the powerful promptings of the Spirit telling me that these people are good, and that I am needed here. I have felt the peace that comes from knowing who I am and who God is, and I try to help others feel that same peace everywhere I go. Though I was raised in the church, I did not always have a strong testimony of this gospel. In fact, it wasn't until I began to live on my own that I really started to pray, read my scriptures, and practice faith. My faith in God and the gospel was a small seed, but over the years, it has blossomed beautifully. This church is true, and I am so blessed to be a part of it.

How I live my faith

I recently served in my ward by teaching the young children simple truths, like how God created the earth and the animals. It was so cool to see them learn about the gospel, and I loved when they got excited about each lesson on Sunday. Now, I am preparing to serve a mission for the church; I will spend 18 months away from my family and friends focusing purely on the Savior. I know some young men and women wouldn't find this to be enjoyable, but I know that it will be the best time of my life! There really is nothing like losing yourself in the service of others. As I prepare for my mission, I like to spend my time in the temple, where I can help those who have passed on experience the blessings of the temple, just as I have. I also spend time in various service activities, from running booths at a fun run to helping take care of my neighbor's dogs! Service can even be as simple as a hand-written note, and so I try to do something small every day.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Jordan
The purpose of missionaries is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel. So, when the missionaries come to your home, they'll talk about Jesus Christ! Heavenly Father has a wonderful plan for us while we are on earth, which is called the plan of salvation, and Jesus Christ and His atonement is central to that plan. Missionaries will not only help you understand that plan and Christ's atonement, but they will also help you find your purpose here on earth, and they will help you learn how you may return to live with God again! Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Jordan
Being a Mormon is like having a really big family. Like, the whole world becomes your family. As Mormons, what we desire most is to have joy and help others have joy; aka, we want our family to be happy. Through service, missionary work, and neighborly kindness, we spread love every we go. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the source of our happiness, and we hope to share that message with you so that you may feel that same happiness. Show more Show less

What are Mormon temples used for?

Jordan
In the temple, we may feel closer to God than in any other building on earth. It is a place of prayer and covenant making, and we may participate in ordinances there that add to our happiness. A husband and wife may be sealed in the temple, meaning that their marriage will last even beyond death. The temple is a sacred and special place, and it is the place we work the hardest to go to. It is the Lord's house, and when we step in, we are expected to be as clean as we possibly can be. Show more Show less