Missionary Update: Paul & Wanda Hatcher in Brazil [September 2015]

Paul and Wanda Hatcher have been serving the Lord together in Brazil since 1974. Paul pastors Tabernacle Baptist Church in Manaus, Brazil. Their main ministry is church planting.

Paul and Wanda Hatcher have been serving the Lord together in Brazil since 1974. Their main ministry is church planting.

September 01, 2015

Dear Friends and Co-laborers,

We greet each of you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are so thankful for God’s goodness and grace. We do not cease to be reminded, and Praise God the Father for providing unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. He so graciously supplies our every need and much more; we want to always be grateful and gracious to others even as God has been to us.

09 September 2015 PWHThe building for the new church plant in downtown Manaus was completed and the dedication service was the last Friday of August. The missions team and new members worked around the clock the last week to get everything ready. At the first service there were about 200 in attendance; and I spoke on the subject of being a sweet smelling perfume in the community. The building is a beautiful vessel, but the value is in the content—God’s loving children who meet there.  The meeting extended through Sunday, led by Pastor Ivanildo Ross. There were two professions of faith in Jesus Christ on Sunday; thanks to God for His great blessing. Continue to pray that the community will be reached far and wide by the gospel of Jesus.

09 September 2015 PWH 2During my time in Manaus, I also visited several of the churches that have been organized in recent years and was so blessed in each service. It is great to see how God is blessing with people being saved and added to the churches. Each church is doing well in the task of making disciples and preparing leadership for the work of the ministry.

We thank you for your prayers and financial support. Pray for the ministries in Brazil as they continue to take the gospel to the regions near and far. Pray to the Father of the harvest to send laborers into a very ripe field of harvest. We know that all the fields are not ready to harvest at the same time; however, it is always timely to sow the gospel abundantly, water generously, and God gives the increase.

We pray that our knowledge and remembrance of our Lord, the only true God, may abundantly increase in wisdom and discernment, that our trust and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ may be steadfast always, and that the love of his Holy Spirit may fill and overflow in our every word and action, with thanksgiving to God though Jesus Christ our only Lord and Life. God bless each of you richly through Jesus Christ.

Thanks for your loving.

Love, Paul and Wanda

Paul and Wanda Hatcher
15905 Mercott Court
Clermont, FL 34714

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Missionary Update: The Radfords on Furlough from Kenya [February 2014]

Nathan and Carrie Radford serve the Lord in Kitale, Kenya. Their main ministries include indigenous church planting, a prison ministry, and a hospital ministry for mothers with premature babies.

February 5, 2014

This prayer letter will share some things that have been on my heart recently in regards to the harvest, as we will see from the book of Matthew.

It is hard to believe that we are already into February 2014, as time is passing so fast. It is also hard to believe that our second daughter, Camille, will be turning three years old later this month. McKenna will be six years old in April. Where has the time gone? It seems like they were just babies. Time really does fly.

Recently, as I have studied the Scriptures and examined myself in regards to the harvest, I have been very challenged. Our Lord cares so much for the harvest and those that need to be reached, yet so many times it is easy to develop a cold heart and a forgetful heart in regards to my responsibilities.

Please consider the following challenging verses from Matthew 9:36-38.

“But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”

Let us notice a few things from these verses. The Lord was moved with compassion toward the multitudes. Why? Because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. When I read these verses, I have to ask myself, Do I have a heart of compassion for the lost? For the multitudes? Do I truly see them as the Lord did, as sheep having no shepherd?

Do I truly pray for the harvest the way that I should? How will I get involved in the harvest? Would I truly “sign up” to be involved in the harvest, even if it meant many difficulties, burdens, challenges, etc? These are questions that I have had to ask myself when I read these verses. I hope and pray that I would. How we need to remind ourselves of verses such as these and see the heart of the Lord. I believe if we truly examine these verses, we will be personally involved in the harvest in some way, whether that is by praying, giving, or going. How is the Lord leading you to be involved in the harvest field? Will we truly have a heart of availabilty? One of my favorite Scriptures is Isaiah 6:8, which says ” Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”

I pray we would respond, “Here am I; send me.” May the Lord bless you all this month and through the rest of 2014. Thank you so much for being mindful of the harvest in Kitale, and for your prayers and your sacrificial giving. We could not do this without your support and prayers. Each of you are such a blessing to us.

Nathan and Carrie Radford

315 College Street
Youngsville, PA 16371

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