Last Sunday, we were invited to lunch with Ozaire (O-zah-yeer) and Rosecler (ho-zee-klair) Ribeira, who have been assigned to help this little "Groupo" survive and thrive. They live about 20 miles away, up in the forest. He is a retired "Master" fireman; she is a retired school teacher. Together, they own a private high school. They have 3 kids of their own and have adopted 18 other children (mostly off the streets). Their youngest kids are 17 yr. old twins. They just put in their papers to go on a mission somewhere in Brazil. They have toucans, other exotic birds (exotic to us, anyway) and wild pigs that live on their property. We were amazed that their house is so grand, like a small palace, painted a bright salmon pink. Inside are very high ceilings, chandeliers, a dining room table for about 20, dormitory-like bedrooms and bathrooms, a theater room with no furniture yet, an interior garden with a fountain and a banana tree. Outside they have planted large flower pots and a large vegetable garden. The house has verandas and large staircases with elaborate banisters - all make of concrete. Down from the house is a covered pórtico (?) for relaxing and enjoying the forest. No pictures were taken -- we felt it would have been rude of us. But such a stark difference from what we see in town. They do not flaunt their wealth, but share freely with the Groupo's members; they pay the church rent & more. A wonderful, loving couple, totally dedicated to serve!!