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Hi I'm Herbert Vieira de Sousa

=ENGLISH= I'm serving a mission in Boston and I'm happy! =PORTUGUES= Sou missionario em Boston e sou feliz!

About Me

=ENGLISH= I'm 25-years-old! I'm brazilian. !'m a member of The church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! I'm a missionary! I have a great family! I'm engaged with a beautiful woman! I love soccer! I love listening to music! I love dancing! I'm happy because I have everything I need and I overcome challenges more easily!!! =PORTUGUES= Tenho 25 anos! Sou Brasileiro! Sou membro de A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Ultimos Dias! Sou um missionario! Tenho uma grande familia! Sou noivo de uma mulher linda! Amo futebol! Amo musica! Amo dancar! Sou feliz porque tenho tudo que preciso e venco meus desafios mais facilmente!!!

Why I am a Mormon

=ENGLISH= My mom is a member since 1994 but I wasn't. Around 2000, it was already so difficult to young men have good principles. I met the missionaries by myself and I was taught about Jesus Christ, how God has restored His church again on the earth, and how I could know by myself if these teaching are true. So, part of the lesson was receive a invitation to pray about The Book of Mormon and the message. So, I decided to do as I was invited. I prayed and asked if the Book of Mormon is true and I felt in my heart that it's true. In the same way, I came to know The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The only church capable to guide me to live again with my Heavenly Father because it has the authority of God and a prophet called by God. =PORTUGUES= Minha mae e membro desde 1994 mas eu nao era. Por volta de 2000, ja era muito dificil para um rapaz ter bons principios. Eu conheci os missionario por mim mesmo e fui ensinado sobre Jesus Cristo, com Deus restaurou Sua igreja novamente na terra, e como eu poderia saber por mim mesmo se os ensinamentos sao verdadeiros. Entao, I decidi fazer como fui convidado. Eu orei e perguntei se o Livro de Mormon

How I live my faith

=ENGLISH= Right now, I'm serving in Massachusetts Boston Mission in the United States. It's a wonderful place. I can feel as our Heavenly Father loves each one of His children. I have enjoyed happiness with new converts and everybody I have the opportunity to serve and work with. It's awesome to be here now and to help others to come unto Christ by developing faith in Jesus Christ, repenting, being baptized by one person that holds the authority of God and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost. This is the way I've lived preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, being more like Him and helping more people to find a purpose in their lives. =PORTUGUES= Nesse exato momento, estou servindo na Missao Massachusetts Boston, nos Estados Unidos. E um lugar maravilhoso. Eu posso sentir com Nosso Pai Celestial ama cada um de Seus filhos. Tenho sentido muita felicidade com novos conversos e com todos que tenho a oportunidade de servir e trabalhar com. E maravilhoso estar aqui agora e ajudar outro a achegarem-se a Cristo ao desenvolverem fe em Jesus Cristo, arrependerem-se, serem batizados por uma pessoa que possui a autoridade de Deus e recebendo o dom do Espirito Santo. Esta e a forma que tenho vivido, pregando o Evangelho de Jesus Cristo, sendo mais como Ele e ajudando mais pessoas a encontrar um proposito em suas vidas.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Herbert Vieira de Sousa
 Yes. In the Bible, in the sixteenth verse of the tenth chapter of the book of John, Jesus said "And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice and there shall be cone fold, and one shepherd.". So, He came to the Ancient America and called twelve others apostles to lead the people because God loves all His children and He wants that everybody have the same opportunity to receive the blessing He has prepared for each one of us. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Herbert Vieira de Sousa
=ENGLISH= There are more than 14 millions of members of the church around the world and, besides that, around 51 thousand of them are full-time missionaries that are called of God to help others to come unto Christ, to understand our believes and test out what we live. You find church buildings where you can visit and worship with us. You can access one of the following websites: LDS.ORG and MORMON.ORG, and obtain more informations about us and our religion. =PORTUGUES= Existem mais de 14 milhoes de membros da igreja ao redor do mundo e, alem disso, cerca de 51 mil deles sao missionarios de tempo integral chamados por Deus para ajudar outros a virem a Cristo, para entender nossas crencas e testar o que vivemos. Voce encontra predios da igreja onde voce visitar e adorar conosco. Voce pode acessar um dos seguinte sites da internet: LDS.ORG.BR e MORMON.ORG/PT, e obter mais informacoes sobre nos e nossa religiao. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Herbert Vieira de Sousa
The First Vision is an experience that Joseph Smith had in 1820. He was 14-years-old. He was worried about what church was the true church because there were many churches that time. Each church interpreted the same Bible passage in different ways. He read the Bible constantly and one day he was reading the book of James. He read in the chapter 1 verse 5: "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.". On one morning, he went to the woods and prayed to ask of God. He described in his own words his experience: "I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. When the light rested upon me, I saw two personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other - This is My Beloved Son, Hear Him!". In that moment, Joseph saw God and Jesus Christ. He asked what church is the true church. He received an answer that none of the church in that time was the same church Jesus had established when He was on the earth but if He would keep faithful, he would be prepared to be called as a prophet and be able to receive all things necessary to restored the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Herbert Vieira de Sousa
His name if Thomas Spencer Monson. He was called on February 3, 2008. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Herbert Vieira de Sousa
=ENGLISH= No. As followers of Jesus Christ, we follow His example that is helping everyone that we can because we know that every child of God "is great in the sight of God". "And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.". We as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints make donations that, always when necessary, as for example, when earthquakes and other great losses happen, will be passed to help reconstructing affected areas. =PORTUGUES= Nao. Como seguidores de Jesus Cristo, nos seguimos Seu exemplo que e o de ajudar todas as pessoas que podemos porque nos sabemos que cada filho de Deus "e grande nos olhos de Deus". "E eis que vos digo estas coisas para que aprendais sabedoria; para que saibais que, quando estais a serviço de vosso próximo, estais somente a serviço de vosso Deus.". Nos membros de A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Ultimos Dias fazemos doacoes que, sempre quando necessario, como por exemplo, quando terremotos e outras grandes perdas, serao repassadas as areas afetadas para auxiliar na reconstrucao. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Herbert Vieira de Sousa
=ENGLISH= Yes. We believe that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. "And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins." The Book of Mormon is one of the greatest evidences we have that shows we are Christians. It is another testament of Jesus Christ and testify that He came and performed a infinite atoning sacrifice for all of us. =PORTUGUES= Sim. Nos acreditamos que Jesus Cristo e nosso Salvador e Redentor. "E falamos de Cristo, regozijamo-nos em Cristo, pregamos a Cristo, profetizamos de Cristo e escrevemos de acordo com nossas profecias, para que nossos filhos saibam em que fonte procurar a remissão de seus pecados." O Livro de Mormon e uma das maiores provas que temos que mostra-nos que somos Cristaos. Ele e um outro testamento de Jesus Cristo e testifica que Ele veio e realizou um infinito sacrificio expiatorio por todos nos. Show more Show less

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

Herbert Vieira de Sousa
Missionaries will share a message about the Plan of Salvation that, sometimes in the scriptures, is mentioned as Plan of Redemption or Happiness. This message is centered in Jesus Christ and His Atonement through which we can be free of guilt and shame we feel when we make mistakes. Missionaries invite people to listen to this wonderful message that has blessed about 14 millions of lives. Os missionarios compartilharao uma mensagem sobre o Plano de Salvacao que, algumas vezes nas escrituras, e mencionado como o Plano de Redencao ou Felicidade. Esta mensagem e centrada em Jesus Cristo e em Sua Expiacao atraves da qual nos podemos ser livres dos sentimento de culpa e vergonha que sentimentos quando cometemos erros. Os missionarios convidam as pessoas a escutar esta maravilhosa mensagem que tem abencoado cerca de 14 milhoes de vidas. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Herbert Vieira de Sousa
=ENGLISH= We, as human beings, are used to want everything that is of worth and that bring us greater happiness. The growth of the Church can be attributed to the fact that we have something that other people don't have. When people look at our eyes and see twinkle in his eye even in great tribulated and challenging times in life, they wonder where that twinkle comes from. This twinkle comes from the fact that WE KNOW that God lives and answer our prayers; that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world; that the Church that Jesus Christ established 2000 years ago, have been restored and is again on earth to bring everlasting happiness to everybody's lives. =PORTUGUES= Nos, como seres humanos, temos o costume de querer tudo o que e de valor e que nos traz maior felicidade. O crescimento da Igreja pode ser atribuido ao fato de que nos temos algo que outras pessoas nao tem. Quando as pessoas nos olham nos olhos e veem o brilho mesmo em momentos de grande tribulacao e dificuldade na vida, acabam se perguntando de onde vem o brilho. Esse brilho vem do fato que sabemos que Deus vive e responde nossas oracoes; que Jesus Cristo e o Salvador do mundo; que a igreja que Jesus Cristo fundou ha 2000 anos atras, foi restaurada e esta novamente na terra para trazer essa felicidade duradoura para a vida de todos. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Herbert Vieira de Sousa
=ENGLISH= The Priesthood is God's power given to worthy male members. Holding this power allows you to act in God's name to give blessings to those who are sick and perform baptisms. It is crucial that baptism is performed for someone holding this power because God will not accept a baptism which was not performed without his allowance. All those who hold this divine power are to live according to Jesus Christ's example of service, virtue and love. =PORTUGUES= O Sacerdocio e o poder de Deus dado aos membros do sexo masculino que sao dignos de porta-lo. Ao portar este poder, voce pode agir em nome de Deus para dar bencaos aqueles que estao enfermos e realizar batismos. E crucial que um batismo seja realizado por alguem que possua este poder pois Deus nao aceitara um batismo que nao foi realizado sem sua permissao. Todos aqueles que portam esse poder divino, vivem de acordo com o exemplos de servico, virtude e amor ensinados por Jesus Cristo. Show more Show less