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Hi I'm Evandro

I'm from Portugal, and i have a Degree in Managemenet. I love hanging out with friend, play on my PC and watch football (soccer).

About Me

Like i said before i love just beeing with my friends, even when we all just talk on the PC playing some game together. I used to play football (soccer) when i was young but due to my ashma problems i had to quit. if i don't have anything to do i usually just play some games or read a book. I finished my management degree in 2014 and since that time i have been preparing for my mission in the beggining of 2015.

Why I am a Mormon

Before i was even born, my mother decided to be baptized, so you can say that I was born in the Gospel. When i was around 16 years old something happened between me and my family with some members from the ward and we became inactive. For 4 years i was away from the Church but i have never forgot what i was taught, the only thing i wasn't doing was going to the church every Sunday. One night some missionaries came knocking at my door while me and my mother were in the living room. They said they felt they needed to come to see us and told us that our old chapel was going to re-open. I was extactic with these news. It was the chapel that i grew up, before our ward merged with another one close by. That Sunday i returned to the Church after all those years and it felt like something had filled my heart once again. When the sacramental meeting was over, i went home and as soon as i got there i went straight to my room and prayed. I asked the Lord specifically - "Lord i have just returned to Your chapel and Gospel... what do You require of me now? What is it that You want me to do?" The answer came that very evening. The Branch President that was assinged to this Branch came to my house and he wanted to talk with me. We went to my room and even before i could speak, he handed me a copy of Preach My Gospel - the missionary preparation book. At that moment i felt my question had been answered. At that moment i knew what the Lord wanted me to do. He wanted me to go forth and work in His vineyard. I know this Church and Gospel are true, i know that the Lord does answer our prayers, if done faithfully, and this is my testimony.

How I live my faith

I always try to be as active as possible in the church. I am currently the Elders Quorum President (and have been since i was 21 years old) and i am the Seminary Teacher aswell. Since i attend church in a small branch, everyone must do their part so the Branch Pres. doesn't become overloaded with tasks, and it's quite normal for a person to have more than one calling here, but that does not mean we mind having them. For my part i love serving in the church and i have seen that it's when you give from yourself, not just simply what you have, that you can feel the love you have for others, others have for you, and the love our Lord has for all of us.

What is being a Mormon like?

Evandro
You probably have heard this saying: "To be a Mormon is to be Happy" That is only true because we keep the commandments. When you are trully faithfull to the Lord, He will bless you, you will have more love for others and you will be personally fullfilled. That is why we are happy, that is why we are blessed, that is why we are trustwordy, because we only need to keep the commandments. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Evandro
The Atonement is what we call the actions and process that Jesus Christ went through, so that we should not have to pay for our sins. The Atonement consisted of three parts: Jesus Christ's suffering in the Garden of Gethsemani (as stated with a more detailed look in Luke), His crucifixion and, in the end, His resurrection. The Atonement was necessary because, unlike physical wounds, we cannot heal spiritual wounds by ourselves. Whenever we do something that we know, inside of our hearts, that is wrong, there is a wound that opens up within ourselves. This can be described has feelings of remorse, guilt, internal pain, etc, but the common feeling is that we know we shouldn't have done it and we want the pain to stop and go away. The wrong action we took is called sin, and it's an action that creates a gap between us and God. The only way we can remove that pain is to recognise that we did wrong, to stop it, go before the Lord in prayer and tell Him what we did and do our very best to fix the situation. When we do so we apply the Atonement of Jesus Christ into our lives and, believe me, all is forgiven and remembered no more. Show more Show less