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Hi I'm Paulo

I live in Paraíba, Brazil, with my wife and we have one child. I like to play the piano. I am an economist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music, specially when it has many instruments, because I feel really good when I listen to or play a good music. My son is one year old and he likes dancing. One of the things I enjoy a lot is to play with him. He laughs is a very cute way. I like to help other people, and to speak of my religion to other people. I like to read also, because I like to discover new things. I learned, some time ago that we should love learning and then I am trying to do so. I am graduating in Economics next year. We have to study hard for it is much more difficult than under-graduation but after the tests are over we feel good.

Why I am a Mormon

When I received a copy of the Book of Mormon and started to read it, I could realize that everything in it was not contradicting the Bible, then when the missionaries invited me to ask God if the book was true, I did not think I needed to do so. Then they invited me to be baptized and I said I needed to learn more about the church before joining it. Then they asked me to pray and ask God if I should be baptized in this church. I prayed and I could feel a strong feeling of peace and joy in my mind and in my heart. I was baptized on 28Th September 2001, but I remember this day as it was yesterday for when the Elder took me out of the water, I felt my body was clean, light and new again. I felt I really was born again on that day and it was the happiest day of my life. After this day I had many other experiences with the Holy Ghost, specially one day during a church meeting on 2002, when a sister was giving a talk about the restoration of the gospel and I felt the spirit confirming the truthfulness of her words. I cannot express in words how it is to feel the Holy Ghost, but I know it testifies of Christ, and Our Heavenly Father, and it teaches us all the truth. I know by the power of the Holy Ghost that Jesus is our Savior, and he loves us. I know that Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father appeared to that 14 years old boy, Joseph Smith, to bring back all things that were lost, and to restore the gospel of Jesus Christ on the earth.

How I live my faith

I am serving in the church as counselor to the bishop. As bishops in this church do not receive money for their service, our bishop needs to work to provide all things for his family. So I help him in almost all his duties. We basically help the members who are very poor or have any need. We teach the youth of the church and help them to make good choices and be steadfast in following Jesus Christ.