December 6, 2019
May the Lord bless you in 2020. We pray for you to have an incredible time during this Christmas season as we celebrate the birth of Christ with family and friends.
This last month we celebrated Melissa’s 8th birthday. We are blessed to celebrate Melissa’s life in our family. She is so creative, funny, full of life and brings so much joy into our daily lives. She loves to read, to be read to, and to listen to bedtime stories. Something unique about Melissa is that she can dribble two basketballs simultaneously – one in each hand (since she was 6 ½ years old).
We enjoy celebrating our children’s birthdays for multiple reasons. 1. I love to see my children grow physically and spiritually. It is a special moment to celebrate the life that the Lord has given and keeps on giving them. 2. It gives us a reason to invite unsaved friends and family to our home and lead them one step closer to the Savior.
A few weeks ago, we had a one-day camp with our church folks. It was a great time of sharing laughter, meals and great conversations in the Lord. We spent over 12 hours together. I have attached a few pictures.
This last weekend we had Pastor Carlos Chaves as our special guest speaker. He is the senior pastor at the first church my grandfather John Hatcher started in the state of São Paulo in the early 1970’s (Center of Garça Baptist Church). It was a tremendous blessing to have Carlos and his wife (Linda) at our home for the weekend. They drove 6 hours to be with us and minister to our people. We had a couples meeting on Saturday evening and he preached on Sunday at Igreja Batista Maria Virginia.
Just this last week we had two ladies request for baptism. Hopefully, we will begin the New Year with several baptisms.
Thanks for your prayers and support. Continue to pray for the churches – Imagine, Hope and Maria Virginia. Continue to pray for our health and new ministry opportunities.