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U.S. Sangoma*

Leon and Melanie attending seminar on Houston Highways panel at Rice University. Coming off our sabbatical and meeting with Cru leaders we are excited to begin ministry in the most diverse city in the US – Houston, TX! The fourth most populous city in the country, H-town hosts the NCAA® Men’s Final Four® this weekend. Unfortunately, after disappointing results from University of Houston and University of Texas during the second weekend of the basketball tournament, no Texas schools will be competing. Congratulations to my Floridian friends…

Fearless Faith

While in South Africa, Leon and I had an opportunity to serve with a local team that incorporated several different target audiences.  Over the years we have grown to enjoy collaboration and the benefits it offers as we engage with communities and leaders.  Our time in Atlanta, Georgia this weekend afforded us the opportunity to connect with ministry leaders in various strategic areas, Cru City, Cru High, Here’s Life Inner City, Athletes in Action (AIA), Campus and Military ministry.  The ministry leaders came from different places…


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Your people will rebuild ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwelling..

Isaiah 58:12

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Leon is a Texan, spending most of his pre-adult life between San Antonio and Houston. I am from Little Rock, AR. We met at Rice University and dated through college. 

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