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Hi I'm Jose Antonio

I grew up in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. I am a Portfolio Manager living in the USA, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of 4 children. I work from my home office as a portfolio manager. If you do not know what that is : I help people invest their money in the stock market. People may think that my profession is boring, but following the stock market is pretty intense and fun (if you make money, the other way is not good!). I enjoy learning about new cultures and traveling to different countries. Our home is full of books and we enjoy reading as a family. My wife and I have 4 kids, 2 in college and 2 in high school. Our hobby as a family, during the Summer is boating. Brazilian barbecue is also a plus in our home, we love "picanha ao ponto" (a Brazilian meat cut, like top sirloin, it tastes very good). We do not have any pets, but we have computers (a lot of them). I love new gadgets.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a little boy, two missionaries visited my home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. My parents joined the Church few weeks later. I was raised as a Mormon, but when I went to college, I questioned my beliefs. I was challenged by a good friend to read the Book of Mormon. For the first time with real intent in my heart to know if was true or not, I read the book cover to cover. I read all the book in 2 weeks. At the end, I knew for myself that the Book of Mormon is true. I was 22 years old. From that time on, I committed myself to follow the Lord Jesus Christ and keep His commandments. I decided to be a true Christian.

How I live my faith

Here in Orlando, I work at church as volunteer supervising the activities for our young men and young women (ages 12 to 18). Working with them is wonderful, we plan diverse activities that range from dances, camp outs, community service, and beach parties. During Sunday services, besides working with teenagers, I help in a Spanish congregation as a support leader. The funny thing is my native language is Portuguese not Spanish. People are very kind to understand my "Portunhol" (mix of Portuguese and Spanish).