Thanksgiving Conference, Pray for Jean-Luc, Visiting Churches in USA

Missionaries John Mark and Judy Hatcher have been serving the Lord in Tournefeuille, France since 1999. They define their ministry as “disciple-making.”

Missionaries John Mark and Judy Hatcher have been serving the Lord in Tournefeuille, France since 1999. They define their ministry as “disciple-making.”

November 15, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sister,

Judy and I just returned from the Annual Thanksgiving Conference held in the facilities of New Hope Baptist Church, Dearborn Heights, MI. The folks from Grace Baptist Church, Wyandotte, MI, and New Hope worked together seamlessly to provide unforgettable hospitality and meals. We thoroughly enjoyed the time with you folks and were greatly blessed by the communication of God’s Word through the speakers.

As we returned home, we received the news that Jean-Luc Veuillet, a faithful member of the church in Tournefeuille. France, was in the hospital being treated for a torn carotid artery. Jean-Luc is a faithful believer and leader in the church. He and his family help in teaching and music ministries and are a source of great encouragement to the whole church. We would appreciate your prayers for this man of God.

We continue to hear good news from our home church in France. The church has an internet site for our church body only where the members can speak to one another sharing news, prayer requests and blessings. Judy and I are able to keep up with what is happening there and they can get first handed news from us.

I am scheduling meetings with churches in the USA between now and the end of January. We would love to come to your church to tell about the work in France and/or share what God has placed on our hearts that might help your church serve where you are. It is our desire to do whatever we can to be a blessing and glorify God. Contact me at jmhatcher@aol.com if you would like for us to come to your church.

Thank you for your faithful support and prayers.
Your team members,
John and Judy Hatcher

John Mark & Judy Hatcher
JMHatcher[at]aol.com

For ministry donations:
Pastor George Sledd, Treasurer of BFM
P.O. Box 471280
Lake Monroe, FL 32747-1280
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2017 Thanksgiving Missions Conference

64th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING MISSIONS CONFERENCE
November 13-14-15, 2017
New Hope Baptist Church | Dearborn Heights MI
Pastor Terry Adkins

“…how He had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.” Acts 14:27

For directions to New Hope Baptist Church or information on lodging, please contact: Pastor Terry Adkins (313)562-5579 or pastorterrynewhope@yahoo.com

PLEASE NOTE AND PLAN TO ATTEND EACH SESSION: since this is a MISSIONS CONFERENCE in the interests of the Missionaries who are supported through Baptist Faith Missions, we are making every effort to present every one of our missionaries, especially those whom you have not seen or heard in-person over the past year. They will either be present and preaching in person or we are making arrangements to stream and project a personal visit with them via Skype.

MONDAY EVENING, November 13th
5:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Music
6:45 pm Singing
7:15 pm Message: Pastor George Sledd, Jordan Baptist Church, Sanford FL
8:00 pm Singing
8:25 pm Message: Missionary John Mark Hatcher, Tournefeuille, FRANCE

TUESDAY MORNING, November 14th
9:15 am Music
9:30 am Singing
9:45 am Meet Your Missionary via Skype: Missionary Judson Hatcher, Sao Paulo, BRAZIL
10:15 am Meet Your Missionary via Skype: Missionary Roger Tate, Kitale, KENYA
11:00 am Break
11:15 am Message: Missionary AJ Hensley, Caraguatatuba, BRAZIL
12:00 Noon LUNCH

TUESDAY AFTERNOON, November 14th
1:30 pm BFM Advisory Meeting. Everyone is welcome. Please attend and feel free to ask any questions you might have about BFM or OUR MISSIONARIES.

TUESDAY EVENING, November 14th
5:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Music
7:00 pm Meet Your Missionary via Skype: Missionary Mike Creiglow, Cruzeiro do Sul, BRAZIL
7:30 pm Singing
7:45 pm Message: Missionary Bobby Wacaser, Curitiba, BRAZIL
8:30 pm Meet Your Missionary via Skype: Missionary Odali Barros, Iranduba, BRAZIL

WEDNESDAY MORNING, November 15th
9:45 am Music
10:00 am Singing
10:15 am Message: Pastor Sheridan Stanton, Berea Baptist Church, Hiddenite NC
11:00 am Singing
11:15 am Message: Pastor Mark Pyles, Grace Baptist Church of Fairborn, Fairborn OH
12:00 Noon LUNCH


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2016 Thanksgiving Missions Conference

Tgiving 201662nd ANNUAL THANKSGIVING MISSIONS CONFERENCE
November 14-15-16, 2016 New Hope Baptist Church
Dearborn Heights, MI – Pastor Terry Adkins
“THAT THE GENERATION TO COME MIGHT KNOW”
PSALM 78:6

*For directions to New Hope Baptist Church or information on lodging please contact: Pastor Terry Adkins at 313-562-5579 or pastorterrynewhope[at]yahoo.com

MONDAY EVENING, November 14th

5:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Music
6:45 pm Singing
7:15 pm Message: Pastor George Sledd
Jordan Baptist Church, Sanford, FL
8:00 pm Singing
8:25 pm Message: Bro. Wayne Patrick
Grace Missionary Baptist Church, Wyandotte, MI

TUESDAY MORNING, November 15th

9:15 am Music
9:30 am Singing
9:45 am Message: Isaac Heil
Former Missionary to Turkey, now reaching Muslims in Cincinnati
10:25 am Singing
10:30 am Message: Meet Our Missionaries Video
11:10 am Break
11:15 am Message: David Stuber
Grace Missionary Baptist Church, Holly, MI
12:00 pm Lunch

TUESDAY AFTERNOON, November 15th

1:30 pm BFM Advisory Meeting
Everyone is welcome. Please attend and feel free to ask any question you might have about BFM.

TUESDAY EVENING, November 15th

5:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Music
6:45 pm Singing
7:15 pm Message: Pastor Tracy Herald
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Warren, MI
8:25 pm Message: Missionary Nathan Radford
Kitale, Kenya, Africa

WEDNESDAY MORNING, November 16th

9:45 am Music
10:00 am Singing
10:15 am Message: Asst. Pastor Stephen Clark
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Warren MI
11:00 am Singing
11:15 am Message: Pastor Walter Jones
Warren Missionary Baptist Church, Warren, MI
12:00 pm Lunch


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2015 Thanksgiving Missions Conference

2015 Thanksgiving Conference61st ANNUAL THANKSGIVING MISSIONS CONFERENCE
November 9-10-11, 2015 New Hope Baptist Church
Dearborn Heights, MI.-Pastor Terry Adkins
“FOUNDED ON THE WORD-FOCUSED ON THE WORLD”
JOHN 17:17

*For directions to New Hope Baptist Church or information on lodging please contact: Pastor Terry Adkins at 313-562-5579 or pastorterrynewhope[at]yahoo.com

MONDAY EVENING, November 9th

5:00 pm     Dinner
6:30 pm     Music
6:45 pm     Singing
7:15 pm     Message: Pastor George Sledd
Jordan Baptist Church, Sanford, FL
8:00 pm     Singing
8:25 pm     Message: Bobby Wacaser
Missionary, Curitiba, Brazil

TUESDAY MORNING, November 10th

9:15 am     Music
9:30 am     Singing
9:45 am     Message: Pastor Michael Jones
Zion Baptist Church, Taylor, MI
10:25 am   Singing
10:30 am   Message: Pastor Doug Armstrong
Lake Road Baptist Church, Clio, MI
11:10 am   Break
11:15 am   Message: Pastor Bob Hopkins
Grace Missionary Baptist Church, Holly, MI
12:00 pm   Lunch

TUESDAY AFTERNOON, November 10th

1:30 pm     BFM Advisory Meeting

TUESDAY EVENING, November 10th

5:00 pm     Dinner
6:30 pm     Music
6:45 pm     Singing
7:15 pm     Message: Pastor Dan Hillard
East Keys Baptist Church, Springfield, IL
8:25 pm     Message: Judson Hatcher
Missionary, Manaus, Brazil

WEDNESDAY MORNING, November 11th

9:45 am     Music
10:00 am   Singing
10:15 am   Message: Kerry Smith, Assistant Pastor
New Heights Baptist Church, Ringgold, GA
11:00 am   Singing
11:15 am   Message: Pastor Harold Draper
7th Street Baptist Church, Cannelton, IN
12:00 pm   Lunch

[You can download a Word document of the 2015 Thanksgiving Conference Schedule by clicking here.]


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Missionary Update: John & Alta Hatcher on Furlough from Brazil [December 2014]

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

December 1, 2014

Dear Brothers and Mission Partners,

Each day as I think of how God has used our family, I thank Him for the Grace and blessings He has poured out on this unworthy person. I thank, you, dear friends for your faithful prayer and financial support through the sixty years God has used us in Brazil.

Also, Alta and I praise God for the wonderful children He given to us. We desired to have eight children, but we had only five. Like the five we have, if starting over, we would want at least eight. We praise our Lord for how He has and is using them and their dear wives and families in the Harvest of Souls.

The Annual Baptist Faith Missions Thanksgiving Conference at New Hope Baptist Church of Dearborn, Michigan was a great one. The messages were excellent, and the love and warmth of the pastor and people were wonderful. Thank you, Brother Adkins and the people of New Hope and others who helped!

On the way north to Dearborn Heights, we visited Emmanuel Baptist Church in Bellbrook, Ohio where Brother Darrel Messer is the pastor. We thank them for their love and generosity.

The work in Brazil is going well. Here we are trying to make more copies of “MEET THE HOLY SPIRIT” in book form and on CDs.

God bless each of you.

We thank you sincerely in the Name of our Lord Jesus.

John and Alta Hatcher

John A. and Alta Hatcher
15905 Mercott Court
Clermont FL 34714
229-529-8497

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Missionary Update: Paul & Wanda Hatcher in Brazil [December 2014]

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. Paul pastors Tabernacle Baptist Church in Manaus, Brazil. Their main ministry is church planting.

December 03, 2014

Dear Friends,

Blessed be the one and only true God and father, our Lord Jesus Christ. The Scripture says, “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” It is reassuring to know our Heavenly father is aware of our every need and has made provision on our behalf. The Word is forever reminding us that: Yes, we can trust God, for He is looking out for us.

The beginning of the month was focused on the Missions Conference in Dearborn Heights – hosted by the New Hope Baptist Church and Pastor Terry Adkins. We — my parents, mother-in-law, Wanda and I — left Florida for Michigan looking forward to a great conference. We divided the trip in small increments so as not to wear everyone out. We stopped to visit our great friends in Georgia, Curtis and Katie Samples; and, as usual, had a wonderful visit. We then went to Mayfield in western Kentucky and visited with my wife’s family and attended Wednesday evening service at Trace Creek Baptist Church, where my mom-in-law is a member. From there we took a longer two-day break in Lexington.

Sunday we were blessed to be at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Pastor Darrel Messer. Dad spoke in the Sunday School hour and I spoke in the morning worship. We are so blessed to be with Pastor Messer and his wife and are so grateful for their kindness and supportiveness. On Sunday evening we visited Grace Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Pyles. We had a great opportunity to share what God is doing in Brazil. We saw pastor emeritus, Paul Kirkman, a friend of many years, who also served faithfully as director of Baptist Faith Missions.

The Missions Conference was blessed. All the messages in song and the preaching were uplifting and an encouragement to take the gospel across our street and around the world. The beautiful and wonderful gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord – God in the flesh – died, was buried and on the third day arose from the dead, and is life eternal to all who believe. This Salvation is graciously given by the loving God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Praise be the Lord throughout all eternity.

We pray for you that your remembrance and knowledge of our Lord, the only true God, may abundantly increase in wisdom and discernment, that your 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 your every word and action, with thanksgiving to God though Jesus Christ our only Lord and Life.

Love,
Paul and Wanda

Paul and Wanda Hatcher
rphatcher[at]gmail.com
15905 Mercott Court
Clermont, FL 34714
(239)227-6551
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2014 BFM Thanksgiving Conference

Thanksgiving Conference 2014

60th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING MISSIONS CONFERENCE
November 10-12, 2014  –  New Hope Baptist Church
Dearborn Heights, MI – Pastor Terry Adkins
Conference Theme: Abounding in the work of the Lord – I Corinthians 15:58

* Sister Sue Jones will be conducting a Bible study during each session of the conference for children ages 3 thru 10. Please bring your children.
* Everyone is invited to sing in our Conference Choir on Monday evening at 6:45.
* For directions to New Hope Baptist Church and/or information on lodging, please contact: Pastor Terry Adkins (313) 562-5579  |  pastorterrynewhope@yahoo.com
MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 10TH
5:00p.m.          Dinner
6:30p.m.          Music
6:45p.m.          Singing
7:15p.m.          Message, Pastor George Sledd – Jordan Baptist Church, Sanford, FL
8:00p.m.          Singing
8:25p.m.          Message, Paul Hatcher – Missionary to Brazil

TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 11TH
9:15A.M.         Music
9:30a.m.          Singing
9:45a.m.          Message, Pastor Ben Glover – Park Ridge Baptist Church, Gotha, FL
10:30a.m.        Message, Pastor Mike Farmer – Covenant Baptist Church, Troy MI
11:10a.m.        Break
11:15a.m.        Message, John Hatcher – Missionary to Brazil
12:00 Noon     Lunch

TUESDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 11TH
1:30p.m.          BFM open-forum advisory meeting (everyone is invited to attend)

TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 11TH
5:00p.m.          Dinner
6:30p.m.          Music
6:45p.m.          Singing
7:15p.m.          Message, Teaching-Pastor David Mitchell – Calvary Baptist Church, Hurricane, WV
8:00p.m.          Singing
8:25p.m.          Message, Pastor Ken Hurst – Storms Creek Baptist Church, Ironton OH

WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 12TH:
9:45a.m           Music
10:00a.m.        Singing
10:15a.m.        Message, Pastor Bobby Greene – Calvary Baptist Church, Richmond, KY
11:00a.m.        Singing
11:15a.m         Message, Pastor Doug Armstrong – Lake Road Baptist Church, Clio, MI
12:00               Noon Thanksgiving Lunch


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FaithWORKS Report [August 2014]

PRAY AND PRAISE in this issue…

  • MIKE AND BEV CREIGLOW— PRAISE GOD for a time of fellowship, especially with Henry. PRAY for the people being saved in Bolivia in spite of persecution. PRAISE GOD for full Sunday evening services at First Baptist and in the chapels. PRAY for Idevaldo and his wife, the newest missionaries who will be sent to the field later this year.
  • JOHN AND ALTA HATCHER—PRAISE GOD for His glorious Gospel He has given us the privilege of sharing with others. PRAY that you will be a faithful witness.
  • JOHN MARK AND JUDY HATCHER—PRAISE GOD for the birth of grandchild #10! PRAY for committed first-generation leaders. PRAISE GOD for Philip and Amanda serving in France with them.
  • PAUL AND WANDA HATCHER—PRAISE GOD for always providing. PRAISE GOD for working in the life of Francisco Santiago and for the 66th anniversary of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Manaus! Through this ministry, your giving and prayers, children, grandchildren, great children, and even great-great grandchildren churches have spread in more than half of the state of Brazil. PRAY as His work continues to spread.
  • AJ AND BARBARA HENSLEY—PRAISE GOD for open doors to share the Gospel at a large new school!  PRAISE GOD and PRAY for 52 young prisoners who put their faith & trust in Christ! PRAY that the Lord would open legal doors for vocational classes at the prison. PRAY for their upcoming “Mission Awareness” month. PRAY that the Lord would provide the finances for their blown motor.
  • NATHAN AND CARRIE RADFORD—PRAISE GOD for Carrie’s permit for the hospital ministry being renewed! PRAISE GOD for answering prayers for safety. PRAY that the Lord will provide other children in Kitale who are their girls’ ages. PRAISE GOD for their new four-legged family member!
  • ROGER AND JULIE TATE—PRAISE GOD for a sweet time of worship in a tiny village at night. PRAY for the witch doctor’s village and for the Pokot Christians to be burdened to share the Gospel with their own people. PRAISE GOD for light in the darkness and PRAY that His Gospel will penetrate resistant hearts.
  • BOBBY AND CHARLENE WACASER—PRAISE GOD for His protection during an armed robbery. PRAY for the safety of new missionary Alysson, a new missionary they just sent out to the Tupi Indians, and that the Gospel would go forth with great success! PRAISE GOD for growing their church and for the volunteers who are helping work on the building.


Thanksgiving Conference 2014CHANGED DATES FOR THANKSGIVING CONFERENCE

The New Hope Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting the Thanksgiving Conference again this November – but it will not be during Thanksgiving week this year.  The new dates will be Monday-Wednesday – November 10, 11, 12.  Please note and mark these new dates – plan to attend. [You can view the full schedule here.]


Founders Month 2014FOUNDERS DAY OFFERINGS

You should have received last month your special Founders Day Offering issue of the Mission Sheets along with one of our new brochures: “Caring For Those Who Care For the World” which will explain the need and function of the General Fund to supply our missionaries’ monthly needs.

The contributions we receive from your Founders Day Offering go toward supplementing the monthly General Fund offerings to supply the monthly commitments we make to your missionaries.  These offerings provide for their essential living and ministry expenses.  Every month, we must disburse at least $43,300.00 just to maintain the standard essential commitments we have made to our 11 faithful, full-time missionary families.

When the monthly General Fund offerings do not cover those commitments, then we must reduce the amounts we disburse to the missionaries that month.  What it always comes down to is reducing the amounts we disburse to them for their modest salaries and personal/ministry expenses allowances.

To date, June’s and July’s offerings total $14,280.00.  The 2013 Founders Day Offering was $23,176.00.  We really need to at least match that offering – and better yet, exceed it.  The Founders Day Offering last year enabled us to carry over supplies into the latter months of 2013 and prevented us from having to reduce the missionaries’ monthly disbursements.

Please respond as generously as God enables you to give.  Whether it is June, July, August – or whenever – just designate your offering “Founders Day Offering” and we will apply it to keeping your missionaries’ proverbial heads above the proverbial financial water for that month!  I promise you: they will need it!


BFM BROCHURESbrochure (2)

We now have TWO very attractive and informative professionally-produced brochures.  We want you to help us get these promotional messages into the hands of anyone and everyone who is interested in the mission work the Lord is accomplishing through the missionaries who are supported by your offerings through BFM.

(1) The first of these brochures is one that will introduce you to BFM and inform you about the basic principles by which BFM functions. (click here to view)

GF Brochure(2) The second brochure is just now ‘hot off the press.’  This one is entitled “Caring for those who care for the world,” and is designed to inform and explain just how essential the monthly General Fund is to the daily living and ministry needs of our missionaries. (click here to view)

Both of them are full-color, either 6 or 8 pages 8 ½ x 11 format, pictorial, and informative.  Will you please help us distribute these brochures as widely as you can?

If you will send your name and mailing address to:
Dave Parks, 3985 Boston Road, Lexington KY 40514
email: daveparks[at]twc.com | phone: 859.223.8374 –
and tell us how many sets of these brochures you want – we will get them back to you by return shipping.

For now, you can access an electronic flip-through version of the new brochure by going to our website and clicking on the brochure cover.

Again, please serve as ambassadors for your missionaries by helping us get either single-copy sets to interested persons or bundles to distribute in our churches.  The brochures will ‘speak for themselves’ – for our missionaries.


MISSIONARIES ON FURLOUGH

Two of our longest-serving missionary families are on furlough in the States together at this time: John and Alta Hatcher and Paul and Wanda Hatcher. Paul has written in his Mission Sheets newsletter, “Wanda and I have been in Brazil for 40 years.  During this period, we have taken only one full-year furlough.”  But, they all have come together to the States for a year’s furlough.  John and Alta Hatcher have been serving our Lord in partnership with Baptist Faith Missions for 60 years and wanted to come Stateside for this furlough.  Paul and Wanda have come with them to accompany and help them.  Also with them is Wanda’s mom, Willa McGary.  ‘Miss Willa’ and Wanda’s deceased dad, Wilford, served as church-planting missionaries in Eastern Kentucky Appalachia for 35 years.  Willa has also been living with Paul and Wanda in Manaus since December 2013.

So, they are all living and traveling together.  They plan to set up their residence in Florida during this time to give them better access to Brazil, especially for family and friends in Brazil to come and visit with them during this year.

Paul says: ‘We will be available to speak and share missions.  We can be contacted at: (239)227-6551 or rphatcher[at]gmail.com.’  We encourage you to pray for them and correspond with them.

Their present address is: 615 Key West Avenue, Davenport FL 33897-3600
Telephone: (863) 438-6922


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