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Thanksgiving Conference 2017

OCTOBER 2017 News & Reports
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ODALI & KATHY BARROS—PRAISE GOD for a great day celebrating mothers! PRAISE GOD and PRAY for the four men who have been helping. PRAY as they reach out to Lake Limao and search for land in Ubim.

MIKE AND BEVERLY CREIGLOW—PRAISE GOD for the 88th anniversary of First Baptist! PRAY for the new missionary families and those they are ministering to. PRAY that the people in Pernanbuco will be receptive to the Gospel when they take their medical team.

JOHN MARK AND JUDY HATCHER—PRAISE GOD for Sam and his testimony! PRAY for the believers in France and for John, Judy, and Peggy.

JUD AND RAQUEL HATCHER—PRAISE GOD for opening doors for sharing the Gospel and discipleship and PRAY that He would continue to do so. PRAY for their family’s health and education. PRAY that the Lord would provide the chairs they need and for the car repair costs.

AJ AND BARBARA HENSLEY—PRAISE GOD for the ways He works even when the devil sticks his nose in our plans! PRAY for their bus troubles. PRAISE GOD for such a blessed visit to the Indian tribe!

NATHAN AND CARRIE RADFORD—PRAISE GOD for opportunities to serve the Lord. PRAY for Kenya during their upcoming election. PRAY for Nathan as he translates materials and for the Lord to raise up godly leaders in Kenya.

ROGER AND JULIE TATE—PRAISE GOD for directing us though it may not be at the pace we want. PRAY for Bro. Roger as he seeks God’s will and desires to move forward with plans the Lord has laid on his heart.

BOBBY AND CHARLENE WACASER—PRAISE GOD for a successful missions workshop and PRAY for the students who were involved! PRAY for Zoe. PRAY for Bobby and Charlene as they begin to work out logistics for two short-term mission trips next year.

Have you ever wondered what happens with the money given to the General Fund or why you should give to it? We encourage you to flip through this stunning new brochure that will tell you what services your General Fund offerings provide. 



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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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