Dan & Hope Owsley
Dan and Hope have served in three regions of Brazil over the past 31 years starting churches and organizing conferences. Their ministry has included teaching Bible and Christian doctrine to church leaders, mentoring men and women in ministry, sharing the gospel, and discipling new believers. Over the last seven years, Dan and Hope have served in Brasilia, the nation's capital and fourth-largest metropolitan area in Brazil. During this period Hope edited a book of John Wesley writings in Portuguese. Dan engaged in reaching people for Christ through weekly visits to small businesses and through home meetings. They were also a part of a church planting team, mentored pastors in the region and teaching seminary courses to church leaders. The Brazilian church is calling Dan and Hope to a new opportunity. In February of 2020, they will move to Sao Paulo to help revitalize the main campus of the Free Methodist Bible seminary and to encourage a church planting movement throughout the country.
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The Owsley Chronicles - September 2019
Call the Whole Family!
Last month I joked with Andrew that if the world economy collapsed (as some media outlets were predicting) that I knew of at least one good friend who would let us live in her basement until we could get our feet on the ground. This month her house burned to the ground. Last week an …
The Bible teaches that the Lord’s strength is made perfect in our weakness. But we don’t often experience it until we are at our lowest. I’ve written before about how feelings of helplessness and inadequacy are constant (and necessary) reminders of our complete dependence on Jesus. When I felt the Lord leading me to edit …
Dan and I both had excellent training for ministry before arriving in Brazil three decades ago, but many things happened for which we were not fully prepared. One of the important lessons we have learned is that our inadequacies relieve us of trying to do God’s work in our own strength. For most of our …
We don’t often realize how little control we have over our lives until a crisis hits. The Corona Virus has accentuated that in recent days. We worry needlessly until we remember that in the midst of uncertainty, Christ is our sure Hope. In our 30 years on the mission field, God has worked most powerfully …
We left the U.S. on January 12th, stopping in Colombia for a week of meetings with fellow Latin American missionaries. We arrived in Brazil on Sunday, the 20th, and began apartment hunting the next day. A realtor had been in touch with us and told us he had 3 possible places. In my American thinking, …
In 1956 (when Brasília was only a dream), President Kubitschek gathered together the team that would design the world’s newest city. Oscar Niemeyer was chosen as chief architect, Roberto Burle Marx as landscape designer, and Lúcio Costa as urban planner. After the plans were drawn up, sixty thousand workers (nicknamed “Candangos”) poured in from all over Brazil to clear the fields, …