Sunday, August 31, 2014

Jordan's Moment

Each of us lives a brilliant life when we open up and share our lives with others. I appreciate your help in sharing my story by sharing
 Out of the Closet Into the Light with others. The book can be purchased through Amazon and Barnes& The author, Jewel Adams, spent many months working on my story, and I have chosen to give my portion of the proceeds to help abused children. I humbly share the story of my life with the world in the hope that it will help others to know we are never alone and it is never too late to change.

This has been a summer of clarity for me. I have learned so much. I now know how much strength and power is within me and I understand there are times when I must give control to God. My past is what it is, and I "give the drama to momma." Hallelujah! I am very blessed to have the life I do now.
One of my best friends died this summer and I will always treasure his love and friendship. I’m a realist. I don’t hide from my life or experiences, specifically painful ones like this summer's experience of friendship and death. I've told thousands of people, "When someone you love dies, you now have an angel you can call by name." I've always believed that death shows up to remind us to live life more fully.
I'm confident that my intimate friendships with others will also be healing and transforming in their lives. My spiritual family taught me that love and support are critical to my emotional and physical well-being, and bonding with Jesus Christ brings healing through the Holy Spirit. Prayer is reality in my life on earth. I can never be responsible for other people or their choices in the past - choices to use pain to manipulate me. Nothing will draw me away from accomplishing what God wants me to accomplish here on earth. I believe that wherever I go, I am accepting God’s call to help transform the world by being the change I wish to see in this world, and each moment of life that I spend sharing God's love with you, with His help, I am inspiring you with hope for that breakthrough moment in your life.
I also do this to enhance my own spirit, and my soul. Throughout my daily life, I find moments to just exhale deeply, then inhale and exhale, taking the time to notice my breathing. It always gives me a little recharge, a surge of energy that reminds me I'm alive here and now. I have been happier the past two years than I have been in all the years that I have lived on this earth. Whenever I try to exercise compassion, loyalty, mercy, and charity, it helps me to be more in tune with the Spirit. My relationships are better than ever, and love is stronger in my life than it ever has been. This year I have finally let go of feelings of abandonment in all forms.
My spiritual family honestly couldn't care less about my past or what anyone may say. With my family by my side, I will conquer all things that hold me back from progressing because we are so committed to loving one another. It feels so good to have that, to feel that.
Each of us have opportunities that transform us, giving us a new perspective of God’s sacred plan of happiness - a plan that will help each of us bring others to the knowledge of the Savior, Jesus Christ. I'm still learning what we all must learn - to let God take care of those who live for the single purpose of bringing misery upon others. I have learned that we have to let it all go. It is the only way we can be whole.

I want to thank everyone: my doctors, clergy, chaplains, case managers, Americans With Disabilities, and so many others. Thank you, Jewel Adams, Ty Mansfield, Stewart Weed, Allen Oyler, YiYang Fei, Lee and Lisa Harris and their family, the Zollingers, my favorite pilot, Mark Mazier, and his wife, Christy in San Clemente, California, Mel and Linda Hedgepeth who open doors for me, and my favorite dentist, Scott Hansen. I will always have a special bond with these people. Plus, there are so many others that give me support I can't name them all.
Last but not least, a big thank you to Evergreen International, Christian Adams, and Fred and Marilyn Matis. You helped to transform my mind.  Also, thank you to the many friends from Seattle, Portland, Boise, all the gay and straight communities, and the LGBT, both in church and out of church. Your unconditional hope and desire to see me do well in my life are a boon to me. You all make me smile every day.

You were my strength when I was weak.
You were my voice when I couldn't speak.
You were my eyes when I couldn't see.
You saw the best there was in me.
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach.
You gave me faith 'cause you believed. 
(Diane Warren - Because You Loved Me)

This fall, I have been invited to personally attend Oprah’s “This Is Your Breakthrough and It Is On Its Way” Tour 2014. The tour will begin in September and I will be in Seattle, Washington November 7-8th for this once in a lifetime interview with Miss Oprah Winfrey and her team. Log onto for more details.
Some may ask, "Why?" and some will say, “I’m happy for you!” I’m learning to grow into the man God has called me to be and not a duplicate of any other person with their ideas on how life is to be lived. I am striving to let the Holy Spirit guide my destiny and my life. My adventure with Oprah will open doors I have only spiritually dreamed of. This opportunity will aid me in helping others reach for the best in themselves. I want to help us all understand that we are amazing human beings, and we must soar beyond our dreams.
I will be forever learning from the prophets of God and God's brilliant, spiritual women who have enhanced my life, helping me to become the man of God I am today - a man blessed to share the love of a merciful God, a forgiving God, a transforming God, a God whose Son's sacrifice will wash away the sins of every human on this earth.
We are clean by the blood of Jesus Christ when we commit our lives to him and earnestly strive to live the gospel. Never let anyone tell you different, because Christ forgives and forgets it all. Always remember that.
With Christ as your Master, nobody can throw your past in your face again. If they try, shame on them, and may Christ reveal to them  his forgiving love, for they truly know not what they do when they persecute you. I have been there. I have been persecuted and ripped apart for trying to help children find hope and love on this earth. God has opened many doors and given me many opportunities to be a voice of hope. I love you and I am grateful for you all. 
This has been the best year of my life.
Thank you all for sharing my voice of hope and praying for me. Also thank you for your prayers in my behalf for this opportunity with Oprah Winfrey.

Thank you for investing in the lives of the children that have been abandoned and abused through your purchase of Out of the Closet Into the Light.

Jordan and Charity

 About the Book

After living a life of abuse, abandonment 
and homosexuality, Jordan Jantz made the
 ultimate choice. Leaving his old life 
behind, Jordan came to know and 
understand God's love for him, as well as
discover his own part in the eternal plan. 
But this book isn't just about his Christian
 conversion and lifestyle change, it is also 
about all the things he suffered that helped 
to bring him to this point. It's about 
everything he was, everything he is, and 
everything he is on his way to becoming.
Simply put, this is the story of his journey 
from the painful, cold darkness into the 
light. Jordan's portion of the proceeds from Out of the Closet Into the Light will be donated to  The Christmas Box International to support abused and neglected children. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Stay Tuned!

Stay tuned for an exciting post from Jordan this weekend!

Jordan's story is featured on Voices of Hope - Latter-Day Perspective on Same-sex Gender Attraction. In this video, Jordan shares his story and past experiences of abuse and homosexuality.
The Voices of Hope website features videos and essays on Latter-Day Saints who struggle with same-sex attraction.
Stop by and watch Jordan's video. His testimony of God's unconditional love for each of us will touch your heart. 

About the Book

After living a life of abuse, abandonment and homosexuality, Jordan Jantz made the ultimate choice. Leaving his old life behind, Jordan came to know and understand God's love for him, as well as discover his own part in the eternal plan. But this book isn't just about his Christian conversion and lifestyle change, it is also about all the things he suffered that helped to bring him to this point. It's about everything he was, everything he is, and everything he is on his way to becoming. Simply put, this is the story of his journey from the painful, cold darkness into the light. A portion of the proceeds from Out of the Closet Into the Light will be donated to The Christmas Box International to support abused and neglected children.

What Readers Are Saying
"This is a well written book about what one child suffered at the hands of those who should have loved and nurtured him. It makes me wonder how many children suffer in silence. The day we received the book from Amazon, I sat down and read it in two hours. I have purchased more books and have been sharing them with family and friends. I highly recommend this book for anyone to read. May the voices of the children be heard and may each of us reach out with an understanding heart to all of God's children.
J. Adams did an excellent job in writing the story of Jordan Jantz." 
"This book opens the door of a soul who has made the decision to turn from a early life of dark, self-destructive, behavior where his lifestyle is a series of bad choices and makes an astounding turn around in his physical and mental behavior to find meaning and redemption in his life as he seeks the help of the Savior to redefine his direction and purpose in life."  

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To My Support Team - from Jordan
Special blessings to all my family and friends in the LGBT community, for stepping into my life at a young age and walking with me when everyone else walked out of my life. You will always be my shining star. It was your continued love that helped to bring me out of the closet and into the light of God's love.
My doctors, therapists, landlord, case managers, and clergy, people who are from all walks of life, have helped my life's work to this day. Without all of you I would be dead.

It is hard to have a desire to live when you have no one who believes in you. I can't tell you how much I have prayed for someone to take my hand and not let go. Because I am who I am, so many have questioned the journey I walk and questioned my worth. Everyone else let go of my hand, as well as the hope of me becoming the man God created me to be. So many times I was abandoned by people who called me their family. God sent all of you into my life as shepherds to encourage me with unconditional love. What you did for me, the least of these, you unknowingly did for God.

Someday there will be no more pain and we will all be together. Real love sets us free from judgments. I tank God for putting you all into my life. If not for the experiences I shared with you, this book wouldn't have been written. I know the disabilities I face daily are a struggle, but I also know you will never abandon me. Without your love I would be lost.
Cherish is the word that reminds me of you. Thank you for walking this painful journey with me.

Your brother,
Jordan Jantz

But the Lord saith unto Samuel, Look not on the countenance, or the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.
1 Samuel 16:7