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Hi I'm Thiago Tardivo

I am the only member in my family. Now serving a mission in a complete different country. I am a mormon!

About Me

Well, I love sports. My favourites are gymnastics and volleyball. I have been a member of the LDS Church for four years now and I am having the opportunity to serve as a missionary and help others find answers to the same questions that I've had in the past. I am really happy to have the restored gospel because it helped me to improve my relationship with my family and helped me to love and care more about them because it brings me the hope that I will be able to have them with me for all ETERNITY. Bem, eu amo esportes. Meus favoritos sao ginastica artistica e volley. Sou membro da Igreja SUD fazem quatro anos e estou servindo em uma missao de tempo integral para ajudar outras pessoas a encontrar respostas para as mesmas perguntas que tive no passado. Sou muito feliz por ter o evangelho restaurado porque o evangelho tem me ajudado a melhorar o relacionamento que tenho com a minha familia e tem me ajudado tambem a ama-los e me preocupar mais com eles porque o evangelho me da a esperanca de que terei minha familia junto a mim por toda a ETERNIDADE.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because i had the opportunity to read from the Book of Mormon and pray about it. I felt in my heart it was true and i still feel it when I apply the principles i learn from it. I am really happy because i know that i live my faith everyday and that i can really apply the atonement of Jesus Christ at every moment of my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by setting a good exemple to others and doing the things I have learned. I had the opportunity to serve in the Church at many callings such as ward missionary, councelor at the young men organization and at the activities comitee. I have the opportunity now to be a full-time missionary(2 years of volunteer work) and serve people in England and Wales. I really love the opportunities that we have to serve in the Church because first of all we learn always and we have the opportunity to share our talents and teach people to do good and to increase as human beings

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Thiago Tardivo
the purpose of this life is prepare to live with our Heavenly Father and with our families for eternity. While here in the Earth we have to prepare ourselves according to the Gospel and be better each day in order to gain eternal salvation and live with God. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Thiago Tardivo
Well, I can give you a example: We go to School to learn to be able to go to the University. This is how i see the difference between the Church and the temple. We go to church every sunday to learn the basic and important principles of the Gospel. This basic principles are to help us to live according to God`s commandments and then be able to go to the Holy Temple. So basically the Church is the place that we go to learn and make simple covenants with God and the Temple is the University that we go to make greater and important covenants with God. The things that happen in the Temple are not secret, They are Sacred. We do not talk about them outside the Temple. The purpose of it is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of men. We want -as members of the church- to help everybody to make this covenants with God and help everybody to be prepared (develop faith, repent, are baptised, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost) to understand the things that are taught in the Temple. Show more Show less