Missionary Update: John & Alta Hatcher from Brazil [June 2014]

Missionaries John and Alta Hatcher have served the Lord in Brazil since 1955, planting over 70 churches that are still in existence.

May 29, 2014

Dear Brethren and Friends;

We (Alta and I) want to thank all of you that made our short visit to Lexington so pleasant and happy. Especially, we want to thank Brother Dave Parks and the people of Thompson Road Baptist Church for all the preparation of the Mission house. We lacked nothing and had more than enough. Thank you, Brother Parks, and your people!

As you know by now, our son Paul and his wife, Wanda, are caring for us in our traveling and housing. (It is not a sin to grow old, but sometimes it shows our weaknesses and inabilities.) Thank you, Paul and Wanda, for your care and love.

Hatchers Lexington

New Life Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky, was blessed to have the Hatchers visit on Mother’s Day.

We are sorry that there was not enough time to visit churches as we have always done. We thank the New Life Baptist Church and their pastor, Steve Wainright, and his wife for the special fellowship they shared with us.

MOVE TO FLORIDA. The Lord willing, we will spend the rest of our furlough in Florida where Paul arranged living quarters. Our address for a couple of months is:
615 Key West Ave.
Davenport, FL 33897-3600

The plan is for us to be at this address for about two months. Anyone desiring to write us can use this address. We will notify you of any future change of address.

INVITED TO PREACH. Brother Dave Parks invited me to preach on the next Sunday before we left Lexington. He did not think Paul would arrange our move before the end of that week. I had two sermons prepared, but we traveled on that Friday, and I did not get to bring the message. However, I decided to include one of the outlines in this letter. I hope it will be a blessing to someone.

THREE PSALMS TO GUIDE OUR LIVES

1. The Secret of Personal Spiritual Success. Psalm 1
(Verse 3 has one of the greatest promises made to man)

2. The Secret to having a Happy Family and Their Children. Psalm 127

3. The Blessed Future of a Godly Home. Psalm 128
Every word in this Psalm offers future hope and blessings for the Godly family.

May our Lord Bless each of you is our desire and prayer. We love you and thank you for all you have done for our ministry in Brazil.

Sincerely,
John and Alta Hatcher

615 Key West Ave.
Davenport, FL 33897-3600
jhatcher[at]uol.com.br

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