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Hi I'm Monique Matheus

I was born in Rio de Janeiro and after I was married I moved to São Paulo in Brazil. I have 23 years and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Before I had my family in church, only my grandmother and distant relatives. I really wanted my relatives to know how much I love the gospel. Today, after years, a cousin of mine was baptized and the other returned to the church and baptized his uncle and brother.This was a great achievement for me. I have a degree in accounting and married 23 years, with a handsome young man who served a full-time mission, I have spent the happiest moments of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

My grandmother had known the church when my mother was a child, but began to work on Sunday and has not been in church. My mother was single mother so my grandmother raised me until age 15. My grandmother had set a goal, when I had the age of baptism (8 years) it would take me to church, and that's what happened. I do not have many friends in the ward, and had never asked if the church was true, but went every Sunday. When I was 15 years old live with my parents and I could choose, go or not go to church. I stopped going for a few Sundays, but I felt empty without my Sunday church. So went the next Sunday, I made friends very lively, treated me very Well remembered everything he heard ... What should I ask God if it was true. I asked God if indeed the temple I could join for all eternity, and when it asks from me, I felt a feeling so good, that burned my heart and gave me a full assurance. This feeling for each principle of the church and good friends, made ​​me stand firm even alone, is not easy keeping all the commandments alone, but now married to a returned missionary and sealed in the temple, I see it all worth it . I know this is the true church on earth, know that God lives, that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, I know that the marriage lasts forever only when performed in the temple.

How I live my faith

My husband and I work hard in the church, all positions are unpaid. I've been secretary of the organization of women of the church and now I am a teacher of the class of principles of the gospel is a class for those that know the church and baptized people who are less than one year. My husband works as a ward mission leader, he came to know people who are the church. Each woman is responsible for a visit once a month some women, is very good serve and help women, I once helped a sister who does not spotting very well and could not read the Book of Mormon then taught her to listen to the book of Mormon on dvd. I am very grateful to serve in the church, I learn a lot to be a better person, I'm sure when I'm in the service of my neighbor, I am only in the service of our God ..