Just a brief note to let you know that we made it to Brazil!!! Things went so much more smoothly than what we expected. We were able to hand some tracts out on our journey, for which we are thankful. John made the trip very well, and is absolutely delighted to be back on the field. It is hard to say how many times we have thanked the Lord for His goodness.
John was able to speak for the first time this past Sunday evening, and it was so great to see the way the Lord worked. After he preached, the Brazilian Pastor (Celso) went up afterwards to give the invitation and could hardly speak. Through his tears, he did give the invitation, and although no salvation decisions were made, there were approximately 15 Christians who went forward to dedicate their lives completely to the Lord. Continue to pray that God would use us in this new ministry.
We are getting settled into our home, and things are going well. Guess what we have in our front yard? A beautiful poinsettia plant!! Some other good news, our boys are back in the States safe and sound…even though we miss them TERRIBLY, we are thankful that they are “on solid ground.” Continue to pray for them and also for the girls who are adjusting quite well to life in Brazil.
Thank you again for your prayers. We appreciate each one so much! We will send more details in the future.
Sincerely in Christ,
John and Bev Leonard