This month has flown by. We have had many people from around the world come to us for Dog Sled Rides. I have had the opportunity to preach on why Jesus had to come, and we have completed our taxes for 2018.
I mention the taxes because the realtor that we are currently speaking with asked that we have our profit and loss paperwork for at least two years so he can figure the value of our business. We have called the realtor to let him know that we have the paperwork that he asked us to get and are currently waiting for his response.
I want to brag about my wife Becki this month, in short because this newsletter will be read in February and I want to remind all the men reading this to love on and build up their wives. According to scripture she is your glory. Are you washing her with the Word and polishing her to make her shine as your radiant bride?
I was finishing a dog sled run with a group of tours and Becki, who normally films their coming and going, missed our arrival. I parked the team and tied the lead dogs in place to find Becki running to the team. She told me that I was really fast. I said actually it was a slow run. Her response made me feel very proud to have her as my wife. She said she lost track of time telling the group about Jesus and explaining about a Buddhist prophecy about the anointed one to the Chinese group that we had.
I learned about the anointed one or merciful one prophecy at BRSM in Dr. Peters mission class when a guest speaker shared. I was sharing this prophecy with Becki and then found it on YouTube (http://youtu.be/kOfsmcvTJOk) and watched it with Becki. A few days later she was using what she had learned to point a group of Chinese to the one that died so they can live. I was so filled with pride and admiration for her.
We had a couple from Spain that Becki had the opportunity to share Jesus with. I had finished putting the dogs back in their houses and came to the tour cabin to find her having a great conversation about Jesus. The Spanish lady saw our Bibles in the cabin and asked about them. Becki told her that if she will read it then she could have one, I reached in and gave her a Spanish Bible in modern language; the lady was almost in tears to receive it. It was very moving to see how God was touching her.
Another time this month she had the opportunity to minister to a family member of one of the local gangs, She laid out the gospel straight, told him to quit playing games with God, that he is not fooling God. She explained the emptiness and loneliness and regret of hell, and saw fear and realization cover him. He said that he had to rethink a lot of stuff. When she saw him a few days later he told her that he had really been thinking about what she had said. Becki told him that he knows the truth now so what are you going to do about it.
Becki, my beautiful radiant bride, is a home maker, home schooling mom, PR with the tours, evangelist, all around loving sweetheart who will passionately tell you the truth about what you are doing and where you are going and leaving you feeling loved. She is hungry for the TRUTH and eager to share the TRUTH. She is simply amazing! She is my wife, my bride, my best friend. She is a student and a teacher, and there is no one else that I’d rather be seeking the kingdom of Jesus with.
We have created a short video that shows who we are and our ministry over the last year or so at http://youtu.be/c5UQfNIKsg8
Please pray that we can bring the gospel with boldness, clarity and love that others can receive. Pray that God brings the right people at the right time to purchase our business. And Please pray for our partnership development to gain momentum.
Our monthly partnership needs are
25 people to give $100 per month
25 people to give $75 per month
40 people to give $50 per month
80 people to give $25 per month
If we attain these goals plus any one time gifts then, Lord willing, we will have the funds raised for language school, a vehicle and plane tickets for six people within a year as well as meet all our overseas monthly missionary expenses to bring to Brazil what we are learning here.
Thank you Blessings in Christ
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About Jesse & Becki Brattrud
It is our vision and focus to plant churches and to establish a base that can accommodate other missionaries and/ or those who are being raised up for ministry
Our plan is to attend language school and while attending language school we will explore rural Brazil, west and southwest Brazil specifically, the farming communities and small towns. Our next step would be to find the area with the most need, those little red or orange dots on the map that signify less than 2% Christian. Once we find that location then we will begin to search for a central location around the greatest need to establish a base. Once we graduate language school we want to quickly and smoothly transition to the new location, walk around the villages praying and helping anyone out that we see needs and will accept it. Then invite them and their families to our place for supper serve them Jesus. Plant a church, begin street preaching in the town, raise up leaders that are capable of reproducing Christ in others and spreading the gospel. Turn the church over to the people and establish a pastor. Oversee the local pastor and repeat. The goal will be to plant as many growing, self sustaining Christ-centered churches as by Gods grace and power that we are able. To bring blessings to the communities by Acts 3:26 “When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.”