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Hi I'm Fabio

I am from Brazil, I work in the investment banking industry and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy spending time with my lovely wife and extended family. Being from Brazil, I like to play soccer with my friends. I was born and raised in the Northeastern region of Brazil. I spent fours years in Hawaii obtaining my Bachelor's degree where I met my wife. At the age of nineteen years old, I served a full-time LDS mission in Jacksonville, Florida. I currently work as an analyst in the finance industry. My wife and I are expecting our first child and I can't wait to become a father.

Why I am a Mormon

On a Sunday afternoon after returning home from church, I found myself praying very hard that Heavenly Father would show me a sign or something that would prove to me that everything I had been taught all these years was true. However, I didn't receive my response immediately nor the way I expected. Few days later, I came across a passage in The Book of Mormon where it encourages anyone who reads its words to ask of God and that by the power of the Holy Ghost we would know the truth. After pondering about this, I pleaded again with God for a confirmation. This time, however, it was different. I sincerely desired to know, I had a real intent to follow whatever promptings I received and having had an open mind that although Heavenly Father may not send one of his angels to tell me, I could receive a confirmation from His Holy Spirit. And then it happened, I felt the most calm and peaceful feeling that I had ever experienced in my life. At that moment, all the doubts and questions I had regarding my future and serving a mission went away. I knew then that everything was true, that Joseph Smith was a true prophet and that The Book of Mormon was inspired and is the word of God. I knew of my responsibility to tell others; to as many people as my voice could reach, that this is Christ's one true church re-established upon the earth again. I couldn't live with the idea of knowing of something of this magnitude to be true and not letting others know. The following day, I submitted my papers to serve a mission. Two months later, I received my mission call to leave my home country and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in a foreign language, in far away country. My faith and testimony grew stronger when Heavenly Father helped me to learn the English language to be able to serve His children in this part of the world. Seeing how the gospel of Jesus Christ has blessed the lives of those I was able to serve, has changed my life as well.

How I live my faith

I serve the members of my congregation by strengthening their faith in Jesus Christ through serving others, fellowshipping new members and also helping the missionaries in our community to teach those who are not of our faith. Because of the joy that the gospel of Jesus Christ has brought into my life, I wanted others to have the opportunity of experiencing the same joy of sharing the gospel. My grandmother was the person who introduced the gospel into my life during my early childhood. Since then, I've been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Because of my grandmother's faith and example, I knew exactly what Heavenly Father expected of me from a very young age. However, It wasn't until I decided to serve a full-time LDS mission that I obtained a testimony that this is indeed the true gospel of Jesus Christ. I knew that before I could go out there and encourage others to learn more about the church, I needed to know for myself if this was truly the gospel of Jesus Christ.