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Winter Conference 2018

NOVEMBER 2017 News & Reports
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ODALI & KATHY BARROS—PRAISE GOD for the teams that are building in Iranduba and Multirão. PRAY that God would raise up a man to go to Limão. PRAY God would provide the funds needed for land.

MIKE AND BEVERLY CREIGLOW—PRAISE GOD for an encouraging time at the pastor’s conference in Manaus! PRAISE GOD for their school celebrating 25 years! PRAY for Mike’s health. PRAY for the crime in their city.

JOHN MARK AND JUDY HATCHER—PRAISE GOD for how He is working in the Mazeres region! PRAY for Jean-François. PRAISE GOD for good news from Tournefeuille.

JUD AND RAQUEL HATCHER—PRAISE GOD for the 5 new believers! PRAY for an increase in evangelism, the opening of homes for small Bible studies, and safety in the city.

AJ AND BARBARA HENSLEY—PRAISE GOD for the Children’s Day celebration and PRAY for these kids. PRAY for their bus needs. PRAY as they seek to add an M.Div. to their seminary program.

NATHAN AND CARRIE RADFORD—PRAISE GOD for a big answer to prayer! PRAY for peace in the nation of Kenya.

ROGER AND JULIE TATE—PRAISE GOD for leading Bro. Roger to plant and pastor a church in Kenya. PRAY as they look for a place for this new church to meet. PRAY for peace in Kenya.

BOBBY AND CHARLENE WACASER—PRAISE GOD for Brazilian friends and ministry partners helping them figure out how best to pack! PRAY for the team sharing the gospel in the slums of Rio and PRAY for the upcoming Missions Training Seminar. PRAY for their new grandson and his parents.

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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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