Dan and Hope Owsley



The Owsleys are involved in church planting and leadership training in the capital city of Brasilia. Dan disciples and counsels FM pastors. Hope is involved in Bible study, discipleship and the editing of a devotional book based on John Wesley’s sermons. Both teach Bible and theology classes to church leadership and lend support and encouragement to church plants in the greater Brasilia area.

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Pray for:

Dan and Hope to connect well with friends and neighbors and continue their discipleship ministries

growth for the Aguas Claras church plant and maturity for the three young couples on the church planting team

continued progress on the John Wesley devotional book in Portuguese

Guilherme Mota, a promising young FM leader, to not lose his focus as he prepares for ministry

Dan and Hope as they teach seminary modules in Bible and theology


Hope - September 13

Dan - February 15


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Owsleys in Brazil

  • God’s Unlimited Resources

    We keep learning to trust God with our needs. I wrote last month about how He took us out of our rented building (rather suddenly) and showed us that He had everything under control by providing a much bigger place (for free!) Last week my friend Núbia sent me a message asking for help to …

  • When the Rug Gets Yanked Away

    The church plant continues to keep us humble. Just when things are progressing, we experience another setback. Or the opposite is true. When things seem to be going badly, we suddenly get an influx of enthusiastic visitors. It keeps us trusting the Lord and not ourselves. After a month of low attendance in June, we …

  • The Joy of Reconciliation

    Recently Dan and I went to visit a widow who is raising her four grand children. No one was home when we got there, and I remembered another couple who lived in the same neighborhood. We had befriended them a few years earlier but had fallen out of contact. Since Núbia no longer responded to my …

  • Peter Pan Praying

    The Temple of Good Will is one of many religious centers in the Brasília area dedicated to New Age philosophy. It is the most visited site in the country by Brazilian tourists. Even non-religious observers are fascinated with its pyramid shape and gigantic, suspended crystal. As I entered the building, the attendant invited me to take …

  • Brazil Snapshot #48

    This is photo #48 (of 50) in a series about life in Brazil. At a recent church picnic I was surprised to see kids scrambling through the trash to remove the two-liter pop bottles. It didn’t take me long to discover that they were using them for flotation devices in the pool.

  • It’s Not Your Sofa!

    You’ve probably heard the old adage about Romans 12:1 that says, “The problem with living sacrifices is that they keep crawling off the altar.” Sadly, that has been a constant reality in my walk with Christ. I surrender all, only to discover a few months (or years) later that I’ve taken back what I had previously …

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