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JUNE 2018 News & Reports
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ODALI & KATHY BARROS—PRAISE GOD for the children in Ubim! PRAY for the Catholics they are ministering to in Açutuba. PRAY for the ministry to the deaf.

MIKE AND BEVERLY CREIGLOW—PRAISE GOD for how He is at work in the kids clubs! PRAY for Aldenir. PRAISE GOD for all the souls He has recently saved.

JOHN MARK AND JUDY HATCHER—PRAISE GOD for the life and witness of Alta Hatcher! PRAY for the Hatcher Family.

JUD AND RAQUEL HATCHER—PRAISE GOD for new believers and PRAY as they are discipled! PRAY that God would have mercy in the Brazilian electoral process. PRAY as their family befriends people and points them to Jesus.

AJ AND BARBARA HENSLEY—PRAISE GOD for the pastors who are teaching and those who will be attending the seminary classes. PRAY for AJ & Barb’s health, about new locations for the seminary, for the work in Caragua, and for Pastor Walmir & his family.

NATHAN AND CARRIE RADFORD—PRAISE GOD for their daughters’ new school. PRAY for the hospital ministry. PRAY for Nathan as he seeks to teach men in remote villages.

ROGER AND JULIE TATE—PRAISE GOD for Kenyan friends willing to help find a room to rent for the church plant. PRAY for this matter. PRAY for Julie and Chloe as Roger is in the States for a short visit.

BOBBY AND CHARLENE WACASER—PRAISE GOD for the discipling sessions that have taken place as they’re working on the church building! PRAY that those who have recently heard the Gospel will surrender to Christ as their Lord and Savior. PRAY for the mission team who is going on a month-long trip to help new church plants.

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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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