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Headed to Orlandia, São Paulo for Seminary Classes

Dear friends and family, What a beautiful day today is and to just to think that three days ago it snowed over one inch. And just to add a little interest it is predicted to snow this coming Monday. I … Continue reading

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Rolling Up Sleeves at Church is Providing Discipleship Opportunities

April 4, 2018 Dear Friends, We just celebrated the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday with a wonderful turnout at our special services. One of the most exciting things to me was that we had so many unchurched folks in attendance. Our … Continue reading

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The Impact of a Godly Life

April 4, 2018 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Little did I realize when I wrote you last month that in 4 days my mother would be in the presence of the Lord with all of His children who have left this … Continue reading

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Pursuing a New Plan for Church Planting

April 3, 2018 Dear praying friends, Another month has come and gone, and there is much to update you on. We thank the Lord for each one of you, who either prays for us, sends us encouraging correspondence, or gives … Continue reading

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God is Moving in Açutuba

March 31, 2018 Dear friends and supporters, What a month of seeing God work in many ways! He is our strength in time of sorrow and our strength in time of much work. Thanks for your prayers for my wife … Continue reading

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News & Reports – April 2018 [Online Edition]

The Online Edition of the April 2018 BFM News & Reports is now available at the link below. Read how God is working through the lives of our faithful missionaries and continue to pray for them. Also in this issue: tributes … Continue reading

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A Memorial Tribute to Harold Bratcher

27 March 2018 Calvary Baptist Church, Richmond KY HAROLD BRATCHER – MEMORIAL TRIBUTE by Bro. Dave Parks Harold Bratcher [along with his faithful wife, Marie] served Jesus Christ in full-time, committed, vocational ministry for over 70 of his 91 years … Continue reading

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Harold Bratcher, 53-year Missionary to Brazil is in Heaven

“…’Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.’”  -Matthew 25:23 Harold Foley Bratcher, one of our beloved missionaries … Continue reading

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Autobiography of Alta Hatcher

Click here to read the Autobiography of Alta Hatcher: “The Story of My Life as a Missionary” Muito Obrigado, Dona Alta Hatcher, for faithfully giving 60 years of your life to Brazil for the sake of the Gospel.

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Open Door at Katukina Reservation; Hearts Hungry for the Word

March 13, 2018 Dear Brethren, More great news. A door has opened for us to share the gospel at the Katukina reservation. There are 8 Katukina villages along the Transamazon. The tribal leader of the very last of these was … Continue reading

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