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Missionaries - Brazil


Leandro & Valéria D’Ávila

Uruguaiana, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Joined BGFM: December 2017​

Leandro D’Ávila


Field: Uruguaiana, Rio Grande do Sul (January 2012 - December 2013); Fortaleza, Ceará (January 2014 - present); 


They hope to return to Uruguaiana in the fall semester (or second half) of 2020.

Sending church: Igreja Bíblica Batista Maranata (Maranatha Bible Baptist Church)

Academic History:​ 

  • SIBIMA (Maranatha Seminary and Bible Institute)
    Bachelor’s in Theology with Emphasis in Missions

  • Ministério Pregue a Palavra (Preach the Word Ministry)
    Specialization in Biblical Exposition

  • Piedmont International University
    Master’s in Ministry (in progress)

Where he serves: churches, seminaries, Bible institutes

How he serves:

  • Missions conferences

  • Children’s ministry

  • Training of leaders for local churches

  • Church planting


Valéria D’Ávila

Field: Timbó, Ceará (June 2012 - July 2018); Redenção, Ceará (August 2018 - August 2019); Fortaleza, Ceará (October 2019 - present)

Academic History:​ 

  • Apoena Formação Profissional (Apoena Professional Development)
    Técnologo (similar to bachelor degree) in Human Resources

  • Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Federal University of Santa Catarina)
    Bachelor’s degree with teaching license in Portuguese and Libras (Brazilian sign language) (in progress)

  • Faculdade de Tecnologia Intensiva (Intensive Technology College), Fortaleza campus
    Course to become Libras (Brazilian sign language) interpreter

How she serves:

  • Children’s ministry

  • Evangelism and discipleship through Libras (Brazilian sign language)

  • Training for ministry to the deaf


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