Dear Brethren and Friends,
Greetings to each in the Wonderful Name of our Savior. We are enjoying our furlough time here in the States. The Mission Conference sponsored by the Thompson Road Baptist Church blessed us this week. (You who were not able to attend missed great blessings: the warm Christian hospitality of the TRBC, the fellowship of pastors and people from other churches, and edifying messages from God’s Word brought by missionaries and pastors.) I would like to encourage each pastor and your people to plan to attend this conference next year, if at all possible. It was a great joy to see friends and pastors who have been our constant fellow-workers for many or all of our sixty years in Brazil. They are still going and pressing on with the missionaries.
Alta and I have been blessed to see some of our grandchildren and grandchildren. God has blessed our family and we thank and praise Him. All of our fifteen grandchildren are serving the Lord in very special ministries. Eight of our great-grandchildren have trusted the Lord as Savior.
At the end of May we will be moving to Florida for the rest of our furlough, the Lord willing. Work in Brazil continues and seems to be going well. Pray for us. I do not drive much any more so all of our travels will be with Paul and Wanda.
We hope to see many of you our dear friends while here in the States. Thanks to each of you who have been our prayer and providing force for many years,
In the Name above all names, we thank you,
John and Alta Hatcher
1012 Balsam Drive
Lexington, KY 40504