Alvaro joined the Church last March, and was ordained a priest soon afterward. Until just recently, he has never been given opportunities to serve in the Church. He is now helping Dennis as secretary of the Elders' Quorum, co-teaching the lessons with Dennis, and blesses the sacrament often. Last Sunday he was ordained an Elder--the first since we've been here. Tatiane now helps me in the 3-7 year old Primary class, co-teaching the lessons with me each week. Alvaro works in construction; Tatiane is taking education classes in the evening at a "faculdade" (specialty college) in Curitiba. We teach them temple prep lessons each week.
We are planning a baptismal trip to the Temple with them this month, and are hoping they'll be ready to go to the Temple for endowments and sealing next month. They are very special!