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Hi I'm Jordan

I'm a budding web designer with a passion for languages, art, people, and my faith.

About Me

Ever since I was a kid I've been tinkering around with computers and making websites for fun. After spending three years studying to become a doctor (because it seemed like the most noble and selfless thing to do), I finally realized that the best way I can contribute to society is by doing something I love. So now, with my last year of college ahead of me, I'm cramming as much as I can learn into my schedule to become an excellent and professional web designer. I'm studying Spanish as a major, and plan to study other languages throughout my life. I love to learn all about different people and cultures, understand how everything works, and spend time with people I love. I love art, design, computers, and, of course, drawing closer to my Savior, Jesus Christ. I want to be like Him as much as I can, and with His help, I know it's possible.

Why I am a Mormon

Like many Mormons, I was born into a family that was active in our faith. I always felt the Spirit of the Lord when I went to church, and never really doubted that this was what I believed to be true. There were times when I had concerns or intellectual questions, but as I continued to live according to what I was taught, I became more and more sure that what I believed was really true. Like the Savior said in John 7:17, "If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself." I may not have a life-changing story of how I became a Mormon, but I do know that it has only brought me blessings to worship God the way my parents and my church have taught me to do.

How I live my faith

As a student, I've spent a short amount of time in many different wards (local congregations) in my area. Each time I move into a new ward, it's a challenge to feel at home. I enjoy the opportunity to meet new people, however, and do my best to become an active, contributing member of the ward. I love home teaching, where I'm able to team up with another person in the ward and visit families to share the gospel with them and make sure they are taken care of spiritually, emotionally, and financially. I love being able to serve, and look forward to more opportunities to share my talents with the people around me wherever I live.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Jordan
Visitors are not only allowed at Church meetings, we love to have them! A normal service in the Mormon Church is divided into three parts, each about an hour long. The first part is a meeting of the full congregation, known as "Sacrament Meeting." It begins and ends with prayer, has a few congregational hymns, and will have two or three talks and maybe a special musical number, all from members of the ward (or congregation), chosen in advance. The most important part of the meeting, however, is when members of the Church take the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper (known simply as "the Sacrament"). When we take the bread and water of the Sacrament, symbolic of Jesus Christ's body and blood, we make promises to our Heavenly Father to remember Jesus and to follow Him. These are the same promises we make when we are baptized; in fact, the Sacrament is meant as a way for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to renew our commitment to follow those promises. Those who have not been baptized usually don't take the Sacrament, but everyone is invited to attend and take in the wonderful Spirit that can be felt as we remember our Savior together. Show more Show less