Missionary Update: John & Alta Hatcher in Brazil [January 2012]

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

January 17, 2012

Great News About the Building in Assai!

On January 4, fifteen men from the New Chapada Baptist Church in Manaus arrived in Assai to finish the new building. Manaus is about 3,000 air miles from Assai. The prefabricated basic structure and roof you saw in the last Mission Sheet. The men left Assai on Sunday, January 15. They worked almost around the clock. What they accomplished in ten days is a fabulous feat. The few pictures I am sending will tell you a little about their love and dedication to the Lord and to the work in Assai.

John & Alta Hatcher with the beloved brothers from Chapada who came to help build in Assai.

They built up the four block walls; they poured the floors, sidewalks and entrance; they installed lights, water system, and toilets with tiled floors and walls. The walls inside the building and the front of the building were plastered and painted.

Various views of the work.

The Chapada Church was the first church plant God gave us in Brazil fifty-six years ago. Our son David was the youngest founding member. He is now pastor of the church which has an attendance of about 3,000 persons each Sunday.

Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude to our Lord for what He has done and is dong in Brazil; and that He has permitted us as a family to have a part in this work. For you who have prayed and given as our supporters—this is your work.

Front view of the building almost finished.

Our hearts are filled with love and thanksgiving for the Chapada Baptist Church who sent these volunteers and, also, paid for the material used in the construction.

Thank you, Lord. Thank you, Chapada Church. Thank you, brothers that came and did such a great work of love.

Bro. Carlos Chaves from the Chapada Baptist Church in Manaus coordinated the mission team.

John and Alta Hatcher
Caixa Postal 112
Urai, PR, Brazil 86280-000

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