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Hi I'm Elder Nathan Leão Peixoto

I grew up in Brazil. I love go to church, swimming and my med-school. I'll serve in Recife Brazil Mission in 17 days!

About Me

I was born in Soledade, a small city in Rio Grande do Sul, BRAZIL. My parents adopted me when I was a baby. Since then I live in Porto Alegre. I'm the only member of LDS Church in my family. My mom has known the church since she was a kid because of a great-aunt. Two of my aunts get baptized and I grew up knowing that my cousins went to church. I got baptized almost 2 years ago when I met the missionaries ofthe ward of my cousins. They came to have Christmas Dinner and we start to talk. My uncles, aunts ans cousins helped me a lot, and they also helped my parents to accept that I was getting baptized. Now, they helped my parent to deal with my choise to serve the ord in as a full-time missionary. I like a lot of things. Cook, drawing, swimming, my pets - 2 dogs and a parrot. I like to ride a bike too. I love to help missionaries 'cause they are the jewels of the church. Love to go to temple and I live to hug my family and friends. I'm a med-student. I study medicine here in PUCRS. I want to be a Trauma surgeon.

Why I am a Mormon

I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are the true church of the Savior here in the Earth. I know Jesus Christ has suffered and died for us to be cleaned of our sins. I know that He raised back from the deads, so we could recieved eternal life from our Heavenly Father and go back to His place. I love to know that my Heavenly Father cares for me and for all of us. I know He wants us to succeed in this life.I know Joseph Smith was a profet of God; that he saw God, the Eternal Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ. Know this has give me strenght and hope. I know He won't let me down and will gant me hope and happiness if I keep faithful to Him and His commandments. I know Pres. Thomas S . Monson is a profet of God. With all my love I share what I feel about being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I love to go to church on Sunday. The youth ward have always recieved me well since I was baptized. I serve the ward as the Bishop's Executive Secretary. I'm going to serve in Recife Brazil Mission in 17 days. I'm very excited! I always admire the missionaries for their work and I felt that I was being called to serve a mission when I went to my first EFY. I think it's important to serve a mission because the Lord did and does so many thing for our sake, and people must get to known that they have a Heavvenly Father that loves us all and are expecting us to come back to His place to live with Him and our family for all the eternity. I love the general conference. I love the church programs to the youth, specially the program of Institute. It helped me to stay strong and to know my Savior better and help me to develop a firm testimony of the church and of the love and concern Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ have for the youth.