In January, 2010 Dave and Nancy were married. They have worked together at ABI, SLBC, the Guest House and Priscila School.
Dave Eldert went to Brazil in 1966 as a short term missionary for eight months. He then returned to the US and married his fiancée Sue Martin. After graduating from Calvary Bible College, Dave and Sue joined BGFM and arrived in Brazil in 1972 along with their daughters Kathleen and Paulette.
After language school, they worked in Pedra Branca, Ceará. Besides church planting, Dave was involved in the radio ministry and TEE classes. Andrew and Regina were born during their first term in Brazil. Sue home schooled all four children. In 1986 Dave and Sue moved to Vila Paraguai to be involved in the Antioch Bible Institute (ABI). Dave was director until 2007. Besides their work at ABI, they became very involved with Silver Lake Bible Camp where he was director until the present.
In 2002 Sue discovered she had breast cancer. Even after chemo and radiation, the cancer returned and in September 2008 Sue went to be with the Lord.
Information about the family: Jared and Kathleen live in Winston-Salem, NC, and have Daniele and Victoria. David and Paulette also live in Winston-Salem and have Tylerl, Katelyn, and Zachery. Andrew and Edinha live in Vila Paraguai and have Adriel, Anderson and Kelvin. Daniel and Regina live in Spartanburg, SC, and have Greyson and Elaina. They are all involved in their church’s ministries. Andrew is pastor at the Alto Alegre congregation.
Nancy Lieb was born to missionary parents Ed and Jane Lieb. She studied at Bryan College, worked at Varig Airlines in Fortaleza, worked at BGFM’s home office as secretary, graduated from Calvary Bible College and before going to Brazil in 1986 as a career missionary.
Nancy has been involved with SIBIMA Seminary, served as Field Tresurer, helped with missionary documents, worked with Priscila School (an annual training seminary for women) and served as guest house hostess.