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JANUARY 2018 News & Reports
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ODALI & KATHY BARROS—PRAISE GOD for a successful festival, baptisms, and for showing them the lots they need in Ubim! PRAY they can purchase the lots by the end of the year. PRAY God will touch hearts of more people willing to serve.

MIKE AND BEVERLY CREIGLOW—PRAISE GOD for encouraging visits to Gama, Santa Rosa, and Centrinho! PRAY for God to provide a couple to take care of the work in Gama. PRAY for Bro. Mike’s health and wisdom for the doctors. PRAY for hearts to be changed in Acre and peace to prevail.

JOHN MARK AND JUDY HATCHER—PRAISE GOD for fellowship with family and supporters over Thanksgiving! PRAISE GOD that Peggy’s treatments are effective. PRAY for those in France.

JUD AND RAQUEL HATCHER—PRAISE GOD for the 5 new believers! PRAY for an increase in evangelism, the opening of homes for small Bible studies, and safety in the city.

AJ AND BARBARA HENSLEY—PRAISE GOD for how He is working through the seminary in Brazil! PRAY for the Lord’s will as they seek to serve Him in Brazil from afar. PRAY for the pastors and seminary.

NATHAN AND CARRIE RADFORD—PRAISE GOD for leading them to a safer area. PRAY for their daughters as they start school. PRAISE GOD for Carrie’s work permit being renewed and PRAY that Nathan’s will be also. PRAY for their safety. PRAY as they get back into ministry in Kenya.

ROGER AND JULIE TATE—PRAISE GOD for time together with Amy & Josiah! PRAY for the people of Kenya to see the glory of Jesus.

BOBBY AND CHARLENE WACASER—PRAISE GOD for the exciting ministry opportunities that await them in Brazil! PRAY that the Lord would provide for all their needs and give strength for the challenges.

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"As the Father has sent Me, so I send you."

- John 20:21


Harold Bratcher



Harold Bratcher served the Lord in the Amazon Valley for 52 ½ years from July 15, 1959 through December 29, 2012. His dear wife Marie, faithfully served with him for nearly 52 years until her death in February 2011. 

The Bratchers organized over 20 Baptist churches and many other missions in the Amazon Valley. Harold has pastored three churches and has traveled extensively up and down the Amazon to mission points. He pastored the 24th of December Baptist Church for 30 years and under his leadership, the congregation grew from 40 members to 250. In 1999, he accepted the pastorate of the 24th of March Baptist Church (named in honor of his birthday), where he served until 2012. He is now on permanent furlough in Kentucky, still in the service of the Savior. 

They were blessed with three sons: Dr. Asa Mark Bratcher, Pastor Stephen M. Bratcher, and Joel Bratcher, who drowned in the Amazon River at the age of 6. Marie is buried next to her son Joel in the St. John the Baptist Cemetery of Manaus Brazil. Missionary E.A. Nelson, "The Apostle of the Amazon," is buried close by as well.

Harold was born in Louisville, Kentucky and Marie was born in Richmond, Kentucky. Harold graduated from Georgetown College in 1950 and was a classmate of John Hatcher. Marie met Harold when he preached at the church she attended, Newby Baptist Church, and they married in 1954.

Contact Info:
1950 Falling Leaves Lane
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 806-9827 cell
harold_bratcher@yahoo.com


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