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ODALI & KATHY BARROS—PRAISE GOD for how He used Bobby and Mike Creiglow to reach Odali! PRAISE GOD for how He has worked in the lives of Odali’s family and in Porto Walter! PRAY God would raise up more people who want to serve.

MIKE AND BEVERLY CREIGLOW—PRAISE GOD for Pastor Oliveira who is soon to be ordained! PRAY for Bro. Mike as he continues to recover. PRAISE GOD for the ladies’ retreat!

JOHN MARK AND JUDY HATCHER—PRAISE GOD for the relationships that are being built in France and PRAY for the salvation of those who have not yet confessed faith in Christ, specifically the two brothers.

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 group from Durbin Memorial! PRAISE GOD for the ministry to the Indian tribe. PRAY for their car troubles.

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 new ministry! PRAY that God’s will be done and that He will bless this new work with fruit that will be pleasing to Him.

BOBBY AND CHARLENE WACASER—PRAISE GOD for the new teens who desire to begin discipleship classes! PRAY for those who made a profession of faith in the least evangelized state in Brazil. 

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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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