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Hi I'm Andre Marques

I was born in Brazil. I now attend BYU - Provo.

About Me

I was born in Curitiba, Brazil from goodly parents that taught me how to be a good kid and a follower of Jesus Christ. Although I was born in this faith, I caught myself going to church because of my parents' testimonies and not my own. One day I decided to try Moroni's promise at the end of the Book of Mormon, I read from the book, pondered about it and prayed to my Heavenly Father. The answer was not an angel, but it was comforting and it gave me peace of mind. Since then I had many occasions that my Father manifested His matchless power to me. I had many experiences on my mission that made my testimony grow stronger. I have served a mission in the Massachusetts Boston Mission from March/2012 to March/2014 and it was the best experience I had in my life so far. I learned a lot about my Savior and my Heavenly Father. I will be attending BYU-Provo for the Summer Semester/2014. I'm excited to start college and find an eternal companion! I exhort you to read from the Book of Mormon, ponder it's teachings and then ask your Heavenly Father if it's true. I promise you'll receive an answer.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church. I love this church and the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that this IS the path to my salvation. Only through Christ's Atonement we can be saved and in the future dwell with God again. This is a marvelous time to preach and teach about the gospel to other people, and I know and I will, as a missionary and even after my mission, do my best to bring as many souls as possible to the kingdom of God on the Earth. I want everybody to feel what I feel, to be as happy as I am, but most important: to feel the love that the Savior Jesus Christ feels for them. Christ and God love us all, they want us to go back and live with them again. If we seek and honestly pray about that, God will give us the answer of all our prayers. He will bless us in so many ways that we wouldn't be able to count, I know He is blessing my life in all aspects, He is blessing my family. I have a testimony that this church is the True Church of Jesus Christ restored in these modern days through the prophet Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and translated the Book of Mormon with the power of God. I love him because he suffered so much, was even killed, so that in the future me and other missionaries could preach about the Book of Mormon and how it blesses our lives without the threat of being killed or injured. I know that to serve a mission will be the best 2 years for my life. I know that God loves us all and wants to bless us all. It is simple to be blessed, just follow His commandments. You will feel in you life, as you keep and live the commandments, that God is blessing you.

How I live my faith

"Ye are the light of the World. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. [...] Therefore, let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in Heaven." I live my faith by being who I am, a true disciple of Christ. Not by going to church every week and partaking of the sacrament and forgetting all about it during the week, but applying the principles I learn and becoming more like my Savior day by day. It's hard, but He is there to help me in times of trial. I have complete faith in Him and I will never forget about what He already did for me.