December Newsletter

Dustin & Melissa Leland


Merry Christmas
November was a wonderful month for us filled with lots of meetings with people and churches. We have really enjoyed sitting down with people and sharing about what God has been doing in our lives and also hearing about what God has been doing in their lives. We have been able to make new friends and reconnect with old friends. It is so encouraging to hear how God is moving.

This is the first month since June that we have not hopped on a plane and went somewhere so we used the opportunity to sort through more of our stuff as we continually trim our possessions down. It has been nice to be here in Washington even though we love visiting new places. Our middle daughter, Felicity, turned five this month so we celebrated her birthday with lots of family.

We have two new church partners Albin Baptist Church in Albin, WY, and North Hills Baptist Church in Lingle, WY. We are excited to have them on our ministry team and look forward to what God has planned for our relationship with them.

We recently found out that once we are fully funded and have our visas, we can go to Thailand! The borders are still closed to visitors but they will let us in because we will be living there. We will be required to quarantine for 14 days when we first arrive but that is a small price to pay for getting in. 

We have been making great progress with our monthly financial partnerships, we are currently at 80% of what we need to be able to leave! We are excited to be getting closer and have started looking into purchasing plane tickets! The language training that we will be doing has a start date of March 20. This means that we need to be in the country by March 4 so that we can do our quarantine and get to the training center before the 20th. The deadline to sign up is December 20 so we have 16 days!!! to get the rest of our funding in. Please be praying specifically for our funding over the next couple of weeks.

It is hard to believe that we might be on a plane for Thailand in three months!!!


We value all of you that have partnered with us in prayer and financially. We would love to be in prayer for you and welcome your prayer requests.

Praise for...
  • New Ministry Partners
  • New Friends and Old Friends
  • An Open Border
Prayer for...
  • The Visa Process
  • Continued Growth of our Ministry Team
  • Final preparations before we leave
Top picture: Farmer Cam just finished planting a new crop of grass!  Middle pic: Adela being brave on the rope swing!.  Bottom pic: Birthday Girl!
We would love to be lifting you up in prayer.  Please respond to this email to let us know how we can be praying for you!

Dustin & Melissa Leland, Missionary

Partner with the Leland’s as they train indigenous leaders and share the Gospel in Thailand.