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Hi I'm Michael Medeiros

I'm a teenager from Vacaville California, I've been called to labor in Recife, Brazil. Christ is my Champion. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love Baseball, I've played as long as i can remember, my parents said from the time they brought me home I had either a ball or bat in my hands. St. Louis Cardinals are my team. I love Guns, Fishing and Hunting, there's something about being out in the beautiful world God has given us that is Holy, and very sacred. When I am able to be out on the river, or in the woods, I have time to reflect and think about all the great and marvelous things that are in this world and all the things my Savior has done for me. "Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the Lord, and they shall fish them; and after will i send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks." -Jeremiah 16:16 Very, very excited to be serving a mission in Recife, Brazil.

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to be a member of this Church because I know that this is the true church. Many people probably say that but I truly know this. I have felt of my Savior's love, and I have read the Book of Mormon, many times, and I've taken the challenge to pray to know the Book of Mormon is true, and I've received that conformation many many times. I know that this gospel is the eternal gospel of Christ. I know that Joseph Smith was a Prophet, and that he restored the fullness of the gospel to the earth, that he restored the priesthood; the power to act as Jesus Christ would if he were on the earth today. I know that because of the priesthood, families can be sealed together for time and all eternity, not just for those who are living, but for those who have passed on as well. I know that Thomas S. Monson is, and has been called of God to be a living Prophet, and is the mouthpiece of God at this time. I know that God loves and knows each and everyone of us, because we are his literal children, and he knows us better than anyone, and if we truly come to know him and desire to be like him, he will bless us and show us all things what we should do. I know these things are true, and I say these things humbly, as the least of the Masters servants, in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I haven't always been the best at living my faith. Many people can say the believe, and they do those things that show they do, but I sometimes had a hard time with that. I didn't always read my scriptures, or pray, or maybe make the best decisions. There came a time in my life where I wasn't really sure if I was going to go on a mission, or be worthy to go, and the scary thing was.... it didn't bother me. One morning at seminary we were talking about the Atonement, and the Crucifixion, and we watched the video that depicted the Savior's atonement, and I remember seeing the face of the actor portraying Christ, and I just started to silently cry, because I knew that the Savior must have been shedding many, many, many tears for me, and the decisions I had made in my life. That experience really changed me, I started to repent of all the bad things I had done in my life. I quit my bad habits, and developed new ones, and it was hard, it was really hard, but I feel so much joy and happiness now because I decided to try as hard as I can to try and follow the example of my Savior Jesus Christ. I now remember that I am a representative of Jesus Christ, and that my actions should directly reflect my belief and willingness to follow him. Just this past weekend I received and opened my call to serve a mission, and am looking forward to diligently, and fervently serving the people of Recife and Pernambuco, Brazil.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Michael Medeiros
They will talk about the Love that Jesus Christ has for you, and how he has prepared a way for you to return and live with our Heavenly Father. They will also talk about the example of Jesus Christ, and the restoration of the Gospel through a modern day Prophet, and will invite you to read the Book of Mormon and to pray to know of its truthfulness. Show more Show less