Recife, Brazil

"Brazil needs preachers, leaders, and churches that understand and live out the truth that Christianity is to be controlled by Scripture alone, faith alone, grace alone, Christ alone, and that it is all for the glory of God alone."
- Rev. Doug Leaman


Recife, Brazil

The Leamans are serving in
Recife, Brazil.

About Brazil

Official Name: Brazil
Capital City: Brasilia
(2,606,885 pop.) (3,451,549 metro)
Population of  Brazil:

201,009,622 (2013 est.)
Population of  Recife:
1,478,098 (Around 4 Mill. metro)*
Portuguese (official), and most widely spoken language. Less common languages include Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, English, and a large number of minor Amerindian languages.
Roman Catholic (nominal) 73.6%, Protestant 15.4%, Spiritualist 1.3%, Bantu/voodoo 0.3%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.2%, none 7.4%
Brazil Real (BRL)
National Day:
September 7
White 53.7%, Mulatto (mixed white and black) 38.5%, Black 6.2%, other 0.9%, unspecified 0.7%

Except where noted, information taken from


Rev. Doug Leaman

Biblical Counseling & Project SOli Deo Gloria

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Born to missionary parents in the country of Brazil, Rev. Doug Leaman grew up in the Bible Presbyterian Church where his dad served as missionary and pastor for many years. After graduating from The Master's College in 1995, Doug worked in Brazil for almost a decade, during which time he married Leah. They learned about the language, culture, customs, and people of Brazil while developing a heart for ministering to Brazilian people. After 500 years of Roman Catholicism, spiritism, a growing secularism, rampant political corruption, and an evangelical world that is inundated with the latest fads from around the world, Brazil is in need of the winds of the Reformation.

Doug is an ordained minister of the gospel in the Bible Presbyterian Church. He has a Master of Divinity degree from Western Reformed Seminary and a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Counseling from The Master's College as well as biblical counseling certification through NANC. His mission is to teach biblical counseling/discipleship and to preach the gospel as far and wide as the Lord will allow in cooperation with churches faithful to the gospel. The Lord has now blessed Doug and Leah with a family of seven boys.

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Project Soli Deo Gloria, Brazil (Leaman)

November 2020

Thanking God for:

  • A course that we have been able to start called “Future Men” where fathers and sons gather on the land to study God’s Word and spend time together.
  • The good help from Caio, Raphael, Darius and Wendell on the Soli Deo Gloria Project.
  • The great visit we had with Natasha from Washington State.


Please Pray for:

  • The upcoming “Future Men” event as well as the Christian Education event in December.
  • The preparations for, and implementation of, a one year course in Biblical Counseling at the local church in Aldeia.
  • Darius and Zayin as they think and plan for college in the near future.

News from Brazil


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2020 PMU Foreign Missions Map

Prayer Letters

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Leaman Prayer Letter (October 2020)

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