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Hi I'm Jordan

I'm from the San Francisco Bay area. I'm an investor with a law degree. I'm a father and a husband. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married and the father of five beautiful daughters. I enjoy reading, particularly history, business and current events. In college, I studied english literature. For fun, I play golf and tennis

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I believe in the Lord, Jesus Christ, and His saving Gospel. When I was about seven years old, I had a Sunday School teacher who taught us stories of Jesus from the New Testament. Even at that young age, I felt the Holy Spirit confirm in my soul that it was true. When I read the Book of Mormon when I was 14, I felt that same spirit confirm in my soul that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that God had spoken from the heavens in modern times. My whole life has been based on the principles and commandments contained in the restored Gospel of Christ. I know that following the Lord's plan of happiness brings joy, peace, purpose and direction to our lives. Currently I serve as a bishop (lay leader) of a young adult student congregation and have repeatedly witnessed the blessings and happiness that come into the lives of those who exercise faith in Christ, repent of their sins and receive the blessings of the Gift of the Holy Ghost in their lives. And now my wife and I are about to embark on a three-year mission for the Mormon Church. At the time of this writing, we don't know where we're going. It could be most anywhere in the world. While leaving family, friends and professional pursuits will be hard, we gratefully embrace the opportunity to share with others the message that Heavenly Father loves his children and has a plan of happiness that will bring them back into His presence, together with their families.

How I live my faith

I've been involved in my community, with particular emphasis on improving education. About ten years ago I started a scholarship foundation for low income children. We provide scholarships to deserving children to enable them to attend schools of their parents' choosing. In addition, I've served in many assignments in my local Mormon congregation. When I was 30 years old and a young father, I served as the bishop (lay leader) of a congregation. It was a five-year assignment in which I counseled with youth and parents and directed all of the activities of the congregation. One of my favorite assignments was to teach a Sunday class of eight-year olds that included my youngest daughter. That assignment continued for three years. Currently I serve as the bishop of a student congregation affiliated with a large, local university. It's been an incredible experience. I love serving with young people. They are making critical decisions in their lives and are full of faith, hope and optimism.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Jordan
We believe the Bible was written by God's prophets in ancient times in a small strip of land we know as the Holy Land. God has had other prophets in other lands throughout the history of the world. I love the Bible and consider it scripture. But I also know that there are other books of scripture because God has spoken to prophets in other lands and in other times. Joseph Smith was one of those prophets and Thomas Monson is one today. Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Jordan
How we dress, speak and act influences our behavior. I serve with many college students, a few of whom choose, sadly, to violate the law of chastity. The violation of this law universally causes deep and profound harm to the soul of man. Often the decision to violate God's law of chastity was preceded by suggestive dress and grooming. Those who want to live God's law of chastity should dress modestly to avoid going down a path that leads to unhappiness. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Jordan
The Church provides certainty to parents and children in a very confusing world. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Jordan
It is a health code that helps us avoid a lot of problems in life. In all of the business and social settings I find myself, I've never encountered any problem refusing to drink coffee, tea or alcohol, smoke, or take drugs. To the contrary, when I was a teenager, I think my non-Mormon friends would have given me a hard time if I had violated my standards. Show more Show less