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Brazilian church leader Alaor Leite dies

He was "key" to helping missionaries enter Brazil

Alaor Leite, a man who helped dozens of missionaries in Brazil, died early Friday following complications from a surgery earlier this week. He was 75.


Leite’s family has been posting about his health throughout the week as doctors watched him closely. He had multiple bypass surgery on April 17, and had been in critical condition since.

David Duncan, minister of the Memorial Church in Houston, told The Christian Chronicle, “He was the key to Churches of Christ being allowed to send missionaries (to Brazil) in the 1980s when every other religious group was refused.”

Duncan and his wife, Barbara, previously served as missionaries in Vitoria, Brazil.

“He was dearly loved across the country,” Duncan said of Leite.


This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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