July 27, 2014 - Andreza (12) was baptized; she was confirmed on Aug. 3. Her brother João Paulo (14) recently was ordained a Teacher. She was sad that she can't come to Seminary until she is 14 yrs. We gave her an Illustrated Book of Mormon. She is so sweet & loving. We visited them at their home. Their parents received us warmly, said we could visit again soon.
August 3, 2014 - Camille (8) was baptized. It was her birthday, and we were all invited to her birthday lunch (almoço) before leaving for the Guaraitúba ward and baptismal font. She was confirmed ton Aug. 10. Her brother William (10) is a member. Now they both are in Dennis's 8-11 yr. old Primary class. Their mom Dani is VERY active in the Grupo, and their dad Jémis has been coming faithfully for over a month. They are not yet baptized members, but Jémis said, "Things are going better for us since we've been going to church together. They are waiting for final divorce papers from a previous marriage, working toward the temple. They are a great family.
July 27, 2014 - Amadeus (73) was baptized. He was confirmed on Aug. 3, and received the Aaronic Priesthood on Aug. 10. His names means "loves God" in Portuguese. We visited him in his home and promised we would come 1-2 times a month. He is a very humble, trusting man. His first prayer: "Jesus Cristo . . . Amém."
August 3, 2014 - Levino (75) was baptized. He will be confirmed next Sunday, August 17. Hopefully, we will visit him at his home soon and get to know him better.