July 23, 2015
Dear Brethren and Friends,
The pastors of churches we started in Brazil are sending us news about the work. We want to share two letters where they now pastor. One writes,
Pastor John, you will always be our pastor and spiritual leader. Thank you for all that you and Alta taught us. Thank you for your prayers. We miss you, but we know we will be with you in Heaven forever.
We are still serving the Lord and the work is growing. Many are trusting Christ as Savior and our Seminary here now has 16 students. Our children are serving the Lord. Thank you for teaching us how to rear our children to serve Him.
Thanks again for loving us so much! We love you. May God bless you!
Valdir and Sonia dos Santos
We also, received letters from the wife and pastor of the church we started in our home where we lived before leaving Brazil.
When Alta’s parents passed away, some money was left to Alta. We built a church building across from the small park close to our house in the town of Urai. On Mother’s Day there were 100 persons present, including 34 mothers. The mission churches that these churches have planted are growing. God bless you, Marcio & Carol Moraes.
Friends, we hope these letters will bring joy to your hearts. We thank each who have supported us in offerings and prayers throughout 60 years in Brazil. God will give you rewards in Heaven and you will meet the Brazilians your efforts have brought to Salvation. We love each of you.
John A. and Alta Hatcher
15905 Mercott Court
Clermont FL 34714