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

  • Pray and Don’t Lose Heart

    Have you ever been discouraged by unanswered prayer? Have you prayed for years for salvation for a loved one, only to have them continue to run away from God? I certainly have. But sometimes the Lord renews our hope by giving us a glimpse of what He can do. We recently had the joy of …

  • Vulture or Sparrow?

    You would think that we missionaries would be experts at moving around. Right? The truth is that some adjustments have been relatively painless, but in most cases it has taken me a while to adapt to my new surroundings. Early in our career we moved from the metropolis of São Paulo to the little town …

  • Church Planting Initiative: Houses of Peace

    – by Dan Owsley As we opened a church in the new neighborhood of Riacho Fundo, we prayed for “persons of peace,” people who did not yet know Christ, who would be receptive to the gospel and invite us into their homes to lead Bible studies. (The idea comes from Luke 10:5 – “Whenever you …

  • Missionary Diary Entry #4

    (This happened a few months ago, but is a good example of how the Lord helps us at every turn.) Dear Diary, We just had a visit from superintendent Pastor Marinho whose church is growing at an amazing rate; he told us that although he is busier than ever, he has never been more at rest in …

  • Child-Like Faith

      Our new pastor and his family have been in Brasília for a month and we’ve loved their enthusiasm and vision for the church. Although we’ve known Pastor Peterson and his wife Adriana for years, we are just now becoming acquainted with their two children. One day I took seven-year old Fernanda to the play …

  • John Wesley Book Released!

    During our 30 years of ministry in Brazil, I’ve lamented the lack of updated Wesleyan resources. My theology students respond enthusiastically to Wesley’s sermons even though they are only available in antiquated Portuguese. I’ve often wished that someone would edit the sermons to make them more accessible to all Brazilian Christians (not just seminarians). When my son …

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