The Cab Driving Missionary in Rio

The Cab Driving Missionary in Rio

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RIO DE JANIERO — People from around the world are visiting Brazil for the 2016 Olympics, adding to the country’s normal population of about 200 million.

Brazil also is home to approximately 1.2 million members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One of them is taxi driver Manoel Bezerra.

“I really love it. I love driving,” he said. “(I’m) never in the same place, always moving around, always talking to people.”

Driving may be his job, but he said he’s found his true calling in talking to people.

“Usually, people talk when they are in a cab. They open up their lives, and also the cab driver talks to them,” he said.

Bezerra calls himself the cab driving missionary, handing out a Book of Mormon to whoever is willing to take one.

“I have Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian, German, English, Portuguese, of course, and I think this is it. I think this is good enough — eight languages,” Bezerra said of all the various copies of the Book of Mormon he has.

Full article at KSL.

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