Dear Prayer Team, July-September, 2019
“From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed:
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”
We must confess that as of late we have felt somewhat “overwhelmed” at all that is at hand in the work of the Lord here in Brazil. However, what a great blessing and comfort to see how God has pointed us straight to Himself…THE ROCK, that is much higher than we are! He has been our guide and our stability and has always led us each step of the way!
John hasn’t changed much for those of you who have known him for some time. We had to switch tires AGAIN on his wheelchair! You can tell by the picture that he wears them down to the threads before replacing them! Many of you care about John’s needs and help us keep his chair in working order so that he can minister. Thank you!!
Our kitchen at São Pedro now has brand new cupboards!! Most of our items were out on open shelves, so this has made a great difference in sanitation and organization! Thank you to all who helped out with this much needed project!
We recently had the privilege of hosting Luke Flickinger, a young man from Iowa who has opened his heart to the Lord concerning missions. Some of the things he was involved in were… walking up and down the mountain streets of São Pedro witnessing and inviting people to church, helping John with his wood-working projects, participating in meetings in homes, singing special numbers and giving his testimony, helping us with errands, making new friends, and last, but certainly not least…helping open up a new work in a Guarani village!
Nothing was more exciting to us than following the Lord’s leading up a mountain to a “higher rock” and having the privilege of opening up a new work in Guarani Village #4 near the town of Tapiraí! Before going, we prayed for open hearts and how thrilled we are that we were able to share the Gospel, sing, and pray at the homes, one of which was the village chief’s! What an honor to serve God here in Brazil! Continue praying for God to work in the lives of these dear people who need Him so desperately.
God bless you as you pray and give!
Sincerely in Christ,
John and Bev Leonard
Missionaries with Baptist Mid-Missions
Mission Address: Baptist Mid-Missions, 7749 Webster Rd. Cleveland, OH 44130
Field Address: Maxi Shopping; Av. Ant. Fred. Ozanam, 6000; Loja 1250, Caixa Postal 3047;
13215-970 Jundiai, SP, Brasil
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