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ODALI & KATHY BARROS—PRAISE GOD for the new people who were reached at the festival and for the members who got involved! PRAY that the Lord would guide them. PRAY that the Lord would provide a car for Kathy.

MIKE AND BEVERLY CREIGLOW—PRAISE GOD for those who are being saved in Brazil! PRAY the Lord would give Bro. Mike health and strength to continue to do what He has called him to.

JOHN MARK AND JUDY HATCHER—PRAISE GOD for fellowship with family and friends! PRAISE GOD for how He has worked in the lives of Samuel and Joachim! PRAY for them as they minister to others.

JUD AND RAQUEL HATCHER—PRAISE GOD for how He is working in the home churches. PRAY for Jud as he disciples these 6 leaders. PRAISE GOD for His protection.

AJ AND BARBARA HENSLEY—PRAISE GOD for great news from the doctor! PRAY as they are traveling and planning for the upcoming seminary classes.

NATHAN AND CARRIE RADFORD—PRAISE GOD for His majesty and protection as Nathan travels! PRAY for the young man in Rafiki and Nathan as he disciples him. PRAY he would depend and rely on God.

ROGER AND JULIE TATE—PRAISE GOD for the room He has provided! PRAY for Elphas as Roger leads him to the truth of the Scripture. PRAY as Roger prepares to start the new church plant.

BOBBY AND CHARLENE WACASER—PRAISE GOD for the faithful young adults in the missions training seminars! PRAY for the new Christians in the other towns and for the pastors who are discipling them. PRAISE GOD for growth at their home church! PRAY for those who are taking English.

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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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