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

  • To Love the Unlovable

    Janda and her mother had never gotten along. The fact that Janda was her father’s favorite caused jealousy, and Janda’s mom treated her spitefully throughout her childhood. Finally, she married and left home. She and her husband Jorge had only one child, Maria Eduarda, who was very precious to them. When Maria Eduarda entered high school, …

  • Take Advantage of Every Opportunity

              Last month I was visiting a Brazilian friend who lives in a remote town in NE Brazil. She teaches in a public school and asked if I’d be willing to visit each classroom to say a few words in English. We went through the standard, “Hello, how are you? I’m fine thanks, etc.” in …

  • The Soccer Connection by Dan Owsley

    “Pastor, would you pleeeeeease coach my soccer team?” nine-year old Miguel asked excitedly. “Your team? You have a team?” I answered. I knew that Miguel was crazy about soccer. He always talked about his favorite players and teams when we came, but, this was news to me. Pastor Peterson and I had visited Miguel’s home …

  • Unexpected Fruit

    Recently the Lord gave us the privilege of visiting Petrolina, a city where we served almost 20 years ago. It was a joy to see many whom we had discipled actively serving the Lord. To tell the truth, my memories of our early days there are a blur because I was too busy chasing after our four …

  • Brazil Snapshot #50

    This is photo #50 (in a series of 50) about life in Brazil. Food here is delicious, but some Brazilian eating habits are different from those in the U.S. For example, CAKE is considered breakfast food. We have yet to complain about it.

  • 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 …

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