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John & Bev Leonard, Missionaries to Brazil



May/June 2015 Update

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Dear Prayer Team,                                                                                             May/June, 2015
What a great opportunity God recently gave to John when he was invited to speak to a group of men at a correctional institute in Tennessee!  After the message, a young man named Chris repented of his sin and was gloriously saved!!  Although he still finds himself physically “behind bars,” spiritually, he has been “set free!” Rejoice with us for this great victory!  This incident, along with many others encourage us to press on in our mini-furlough ministries which have lead us so far to 13 states, visiting 23 churches and many supporting individuals.  It is a wonderful blessing to have the privilege of continuing to serve our Great God! Your prayers are appreciated for health and safety and also that God would go before us preparing the hearts of our listeners.
Praise the Lord that we are able to stay in touch with our co-workers (Pastor Phillipe and his wife, Heidy) at the congregation in São Pedro, Brazil through internet connections.  The reports have been that they are seeing growth and lives changed for His glory.  The progress is slow, but forward, and we are thankful.  Continue lifting up these dear people before the throne of grace.  Our request is that the church would grow and soon become self-supporting so that we could move on to our next work!
We are thrilled to announce that our youngest daughter, Jeanne, will be marrying a godly young man, Andrew Bush, on July 17th!  (See picture of their wedding invitation) That date is sneaking up on us, and we are beginning to feel the urgency of the hour.  Along with this blessing, we will be enjoying another little grandchild around the same date, as Jerrod and Alyssa will be expecting their second daughter on or around July 16th.  Since Adrianna (their first daughter) will be the flower girl in Jeanne’s wedding, we are praying that both Alyssa and Jerrod will be able to attend to enjoy these special moments!  It would be our pleasure to welcome you to the wedding, and please RSVP to our email address ( if you plan to attend.
God continually opens doors for us to share our burden for Brazil in unique settings.  We are asking that you, our prayer team, pray specifically for our camp ministry at IARBC in Clear Lake, IA.  Both Senior High (July 27-31) and Family Camp Five (August 8-14) weeks are on our agenda. What awesome opportunites the Lord has set before us! Please pray that we will be able to impact these individuals for the Lord’s glory especially in the areas of salvation and full-time missionary service. It is a great honor to be able to call on you to pray for us in times like these!!  Thank you!
With grateful hearts,
John and Bev Leonard
Missionaries with BMM to Brazil

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