We have been teaching Paulo, a 6 yr. old non-verbal Downs syndrome boy for several weeks. He is learning signs so fast, and is starting to imitate [p, b, m]'s. Dennis translates for me when I need help. Paulo's 15 yr. old sister Larisa is his main caretaker, is such a good "mother" for him. She is an incredible, beautiful young lady! Their mother died recently of cancer; their father lives nearby, but does not help take care of the four children. The 19 yr. old sister Daniela works long hours for their support and takes classes at night, and 8 yr. old William often comes with Larisa for church, lessons and activities. On July 6, Larissa was baptized in Guarituba, "our" ward, which is 25 miles away. Her aunt and sister objected, but her father (legally responsible) gave permission. We were able to hitch a ride to attend and help with Paulo during the baptism. Dennis was asked on the spot to give a talk about the first four principles of the Gospel. He did a really good job. Afterward, we and the Elders went to the Rau's home (Grupo Leader's family) for Almoço (lunch). They live up in the hills about 15-20 miles from our Bocaiúva. Their house is surrounded by huge chickens and puppies. We had a wonderful meal in their small kitchen with cement walls.