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DECEMBER 2018 News & Reports
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ODALI & KATHY BARROS—PRAISE GOD for His protection over Jonas! PRAISE GOD for the people from the Indian tribe! PRAY as they prepare for the tapioca festival and search for a new car.

MIKE AND BEVERLY CREIGLOW—PRAISE GOD for how He has worked over the last century in Porto Walter to draw sinners to Himself! PRAY for Pastor Alejandre and Rejane.

JOHN MARK AND JUDY HATCHER—PRAISE GOD for the good teachers He has raised up in their church! PRAY that God would help them be effective in communicating the Gospel and continue to make disciples who will also make disciples.

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 and PRAY for the next seminary classes. PRAY for Pastors Posca and Valdival. PRAY for AJ’s cancer treatments.

NATHAN AND CARRIE RADFORD—PRAISE GOD for the other young man who has requested discipleship! PRAY for them as they balance homeschooling their girls while still sending them to school for socialization. PRAY for Carrie as she continues the hospital ministry.

ROGER AND JULIE TATE—PRAISE GOD for the inaugural service at The Upper Room Baptist Chapel! PRAY for Roger as he preaches and leads worship. PRAY that those who attend will grow in the Word of God.

BOBBY AND CHARLENE WACASER—PRAISE GOD for the young man and whole family who surrendered their lives to Christ! PRAY for these new believers. PRAISE GOD for how He uses Charlene in Brazil to reach others!

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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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