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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.

My father Alaor Leite went to be with the Lord at 1:08 am. Info will be posted here on Facebook later. Your prayers for…

Posted by Sidney Leite on Thursday, April 19, 2018

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.

Alaor está descansando, aguardando aquele dia triunfal! Ele foi morar com Deus 1h08min desta madrugada. Velório: a…

Posted by Miriam Leite on Friday, April 20, 2018

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

 

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