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JUNE 2017 News & Reports
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ODALI & KATHY BARROS—PRAISE GOD for a great day celebrating mothers! PRAISE GOD and PRAY for the four men who have been helping. PRAY as they reach out to Lake Limao and search for land in Ubim.

MIKE AND BEVERLY CREIGLOW—PRAISE GOD for the thriving work in Jordão! PRAY for the missionary and funds needed to start a work in Santa Rosa do Purús.

JOHN MARK AND JUDY HATCHER—PRAISE GOD that believers in France are stepping up to the plate in John & Judy’s absence! PRAY for Peggy, Judy, and John during this time. PRAY that God would help them see what He wants them to be doing in the present.

JUD AND RAQUEL HATCHER—PRAISE GOD for their children thriving in one of the best public schools in Brazil and how this will help them interact with neighborhood families more! PRAY God would give them wisdom in where to plant the new works. PRAY that the Lord would provide the 100 chairs.

AJ AND BARBARA HENSLEY—PRAISE GOD for helping them get the brakes fixed on the bus! PRAY for the seminary—for the pastors and workers who participate, the teachers and translators, and their churches. PRAY for Barb & AJ, their church, and Pastor Walmir.

NATHAN AND CARRIE RADFORD—PRAISE GOD for their daughters having a great schoolyear! PRAY as they transition back to the mission field. PRAY for the people of Kenya and the upcoming election.

ROGER AND JULIE TATE—PRAISE GOD for the opportunity to teach future ministers! PRAY for Roger and Julie as they take care of Tina. PRAY for Tina.

BOBBY AND CHARLENE WACASER—PRAISE GOD for the youth who are taking “Go Terms” and for those who have been impacted by their experience with Projeto Vida to serve abroad. PRAY as Projeto Vida teams prepare to share the Gospel in different states and assist church-planting missionaries. PRAY for Zoe.

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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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