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APRIL 2019 News & Reports
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ODALI & KATHY BARROS—PRAISE GOD for how He is using Mr. Levi! PRAISE GOD for the church in the middle of the river and how He has blessed that community! PRAY for the upcoming evangelistic conference.

MIKE AND BEVERLY CREIGLOW—PRAISE GOD for how He is working in the Foz do Breu/Peruvian region. PRAISE GOD for the large crowds and for bringing the army and local police department in for a service! PRAY concerning the motor that needs to be replaced.

JOHN MARK AND JUDY HATCHER—PRAISE GOD for how He is using Abigail! PRAY for the high schoolers she is witnessing to. PRAY for the visitors from L’Union. PRAY for Blandine.

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 for the pastors and workers who will be coming to the seminary classes! PRAY for Michael who will be translating for the first time. PRAY for this year’s professors as they travel and minister.

NATHAN AND CARRIE RADFORD—PRAISE GOD for Emmanuel sharing the Word of God with others! PRAY that the Lord would raise up other Kenyan men like him.

ROGER AND JULIE TATE—PRAISE GOD for those who are coming to hear Biblical teaching from Colossians! PRAY for the three men Roger invited to the Chapel.

BOBBY AND CHARLENE WACASER—PRAISE GOD for the doors He has opened through the English classes! PRAY for Athanasios. PRAISE GOD for the man who was recently saved!

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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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