Operation Mobilisation works in more than 110 countries, motivating and equipping people to share God’s love with others. Working in every region of the world and on every ocean (via an ocean-going ship), Operation Mobilisation seeks to demonstrate and proclaim the love of God. Adapting to the local culture and situation, OM teams seek to find the best ways to share Jesus’ message.
For several years we have been supporting Mike, Nélia, Louissa and Joshua Leal both during their time in Brazil at OM’s training base in São Paulo and through their return to this country.
Below is the latest August 2021 Newsletter from the Leal’s
Hello to you all at St John’s, and thank you once again for continuing to support and pray for our family and the work we are doing with Operation Mobilisation.
Joshua has now finished his first year at uni. It was a tough start given all the restrictions but God gave Joshua the strength and motivation to dig into his studies and to make the most of every opportunity. He has come out with excellent grades for his first year and has connected with the CU, and a local church as well as joining the university ‘futsal’ team.
Louissa has completed her first year as an apprentice teaching assistant. Despite it being a very unusual year, she has already learnt so much and gained good experience of working in education. In early July Louissa caught COVID but recovered quickly and was able to be back at school for the last couple of weeks.
For Mike and Nelia, it’s been a year of challenges and opportunities. With the pandemic restricting travel and impacting day-to-day activities, OM has had to adapt. However the pandemic has brought new opportunities. Nelia is now giving online classes at OM’s new online Mission Language Academy (MLA) and Mike was able to give online training to the leaders and board members of OM in Mozambique. Nelia also caught Covid, and although she has no more symptoms, she is still not 100%
In September Josh will be starting his second year at university, and while some lectures will still be on-line he is looking forwards to being able to do more with restrictions easing. Louissa will be starting her second year as an Apprentice Teaching Assistant.
We pray that foreign students will enrol for Olivet in increasing numbers, to ensure the school’s survival and that Nelia can continue to play a part in it. The demand for on-line learning will likely be around for a while. Mike is looking forward to some long overdue trips to Latin America now that international travel is slowly returning to the OM world.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations,
forever and ever! Amen.