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FEBRUARY 2019 News & Reports
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ODALI & KATHY BARROS—PRAISE GOD for the van being fixed! PRAY that God will open doors to more homes. PRAISE GOD for the new building in Iranduba!

MIKE AND BEVERLY CREIGLOW—PRAISE GOD for the ordination and new building services in Assis! PRAY for Andrew as he faces another surgery.

JOHN MARK AND JUDY HATCHER—PRAISE GOD for the many unbelievers who came to the Christmas play and heard the Gospel! PRAY that the Holy Spirit will use what they saw and heard to draw them to our Savior.

JUD AND RAQUEL HATCHER—PRAISE GOD for how He has worked in the children’s schooling! PRAISE GOD for the conference in Marília! PRAY as they wait on the Lord about a place to lease for their church gatherings.

AJ AND BARBARA HENSLEY—PRAISE GOD for time with family over Christmas! PRAY as they prepare for the 14 seminary classes in 4 Brazilian cities this year. PRAY for traveling mercies, good health, and those who will teach and attend.

NATHAN AND CARRIE RADFORD—PRAISE GOD for the young Kenyan men who are responding well to training! PRAY for Carrie as she begins teaching at the school.

ROGER AND JULIE TATE—PRAISE GOD for those who are hearing Biblical teaching at URBC! PRAISE GOD for the opportunities to teach at the college and school! PRAY the Lord will continue to give them strength.

BOBBY AND CHARLENE WACASER—PRAISE GOD for the warm response to the Gospel through their Christmas services! PRAY for the missions training. PRAISE GOD for how He is working through the English classes.

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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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