“We served in Cuiaba, State of Mato Grosso from 1977-1979 in the Boa Esperanca Baptist Church.
We then went to Sao Luis, State of Maranhao for 8 years from 1980-1988.
Then, back to Mato Grosso for 21 years from 1988-2009.
Our ministry was in church planting, Bible teaching, and construction of church buildings.
Here are some of the churches we either started or nurtured:
In the State of Maranhao: Cruzeiro do Anil Baptist Church; Anajatuba Baptist Church; First Baptist Church, Sao Mateus.
In the State of Mato Grosso: Boa Esperanca Baptist Church; Primavera do Leste Baptist Church; Novo Diamantina Baptist Church; Altos do Coxipo Baptist Church; Jardim do Fortaleza Baptist Church; Characa dos Pinheiros Baptist Church.
We started or helped start at least 10 Baptist churches and preached in many public places during our time in Brazil. Most of these works are still doing well. Since we have left Brazil, two of them have merged and David Hatcher has assisted greatly with in the Novo Diamantina church.
We are presently pastoring Faith Baptist Church in Paducah, KY. We are both 76 years old and slowing down just a little. We’re ready to go to Glory when the Master calls.”
Pray for them! Reach out to them through every means you can (call, write, e-mail), and let them know you still appreciate them and their service. They would love to hear from you personally, or from your Sunday School class, or your church leadership.
Harold & Ursula Draper
P. O. Box 395 | Bardwell, KY 42023
270-628-9517 / home phone
270-562-0828 / cell phone
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