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Hi I'm Manuel Rafael

I grew up in Angola, now live in Manchester England with my loving family, I am blessed, I am a mormon

About Me

Manchester England Stake

Why I am a Mormon

Back in 2002, the missionaries once knocked on my door. At first I didn't want to let them in but with the power of the Holy Ghost, the missionaries insisted & kept coming back every week. I finally gave up & let them into my home & that's when they started to teach my family. They invited us to go to church after some time. My family went but I still wasn't too sure whether to believe it or not. I was confused as to how my family could come back after church so happy every week. They kept telling me stories about how great it was & after about 6 weeks I finally attended church for the first time. Since then I have tried my best to always attend church every week. After a short while, I got baptised. I now enjoy going to church & like me, I want everybody else that is not a member to experience the same joys that I have had the privilege to experience. I'm so grateful to the missionaries that didn't stop knocking on me door because they knew, like I know now that this is the true church. I know my Father lives & I will continue to try my best to please him always & try my hardest to get to the Celestial Kingdom.

How I live my faith

I am a Ward Missionary Leader. My calling involves working with the Bishop, the Primary, the Youth & all of the members. I also help the missionaries with the Work of Salvation and help prepare lessons. Work of Salvation is having the courage to invite somebody to come to church. As well as coming to church you can also invite them to go out as long as the Gospel is still being shared. I have a companion that I go out with every month & visit a family & teach them about the Gospel. In my opinion, it's important that they learn about the Gospel but it's equally important that as we are teaching them that we are enjoying it & having fun.