Carlos Wizard Martins: Brazilian entrepreneur and Latter-day Saint

As Antônio Martins entered an elevator in Curitiba, Brazil, in the late 1960s, he noticed the elevator operator reading a book that looked like a Bible. “Brother, are you reading the Bible?” the young father and businessman asked.

José Athaydes, the elevator operator and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, replied: “I am reading the Book of Mormon. Are you a Mormon, too? To which branch do you belong?”

Antônio Martins, who wasn’t familiar with the Church, answered, “I belong to the branch of business and commerce.”

With a smile, Athaydes asked if he could send missionaries to visit his home. When Antônio Martins asked what they were going to talk about, Athaydes simply said, “About Jesus Christ.”

It’s a story Carlos Wizard Martins, the oldest of Antônio and Hilda Martins’ seven children, often tells. He remembers well the day the missionaries dressed in

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‘Shane & Pepper’: 13-year-old entrepreneur from Lansdale breaking disability stigmas with candle company

“The reason why I started this company is to bring kindness, love and disability awareness to the world,” said Shane Popiny.

LANSDALE, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — A 13-year-old entrepreneur from Lansdale, Montgomery County is breaking the stigma for children with special needs.

Shane Popiny survived a pediatric stroke and is now living with cerebral palsy.

His service dog is named Pepper.

Together they run a charitable candle company called, Shane & Pepper.

“At the age of 13, I’m lucky to have my company. We want to spread that love all across the world,” Shane says.

“Shane needs a service dog for mobility,” says the boy’s mother, Marie. “We had to raise $17,000 to get Pepper for Shane, and that’s where Shane had the idea to make and sell candles.”

The teen was also diagnosed with autism at the age of 3.

He partners with five different nonprofits, like the Eagles