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Hi I'm Gabriel Oliveira

I was born in Brazil, raised in Utah. I love soccer. I'm currently serving in New Jersey, Portuguese speaking. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. My family and I moved to Provo, Utah when I was 5 years old. I love playing sports, but soccer is my favorite one! I've played soccer ever since I was a kid. I love being around my family and friends. I am the oldest of three kids. I plan on going into the medical field after my mission. I love Volkswagen cars. I enjoy hiking. I'm always down to go on adventures! I am 19 years old and I'm currently serving in the New Jersey Morristown Mission, speaking Portuguese.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church of Christ. The way I know this is true is through daily scripture study and praying. There have been multiple times that I have asked God if this church is true. God promises us that if we ask, we shall receive. If we knock, it shall be opened unto us. Every time I pray, I receive the answer that this is true. And the way I know this is true is through the spirit, the feelings that the spirit gives to us when something is true are, "love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith." I choose to be a Mormon because this gospel has filled my life with happiness. I have felt Gods love countless times in my life, even when I feel that I don't deserve it. I know that through the atonement of Jesus Christ, we can be purified, "even as he is pure."

How I live my faith

I live my faith day by day. Every day of our lives we are tested, we go through things that are going to try our faith, so to me it's important to read the scriptures every day, pray and serve others, and because of these actions I've taken every day I've been able to feel more of Gods love which helps strengthen my faith. Before coming on my mission, I was one of the oldest young men in my ward. Being one of the oldest has really helped shape who I am. I had to be an example for the other young men, helping them have the desire I have to serve a mission so they can one day serve as well.