We have been having quite the eventful month.
I had the opportunity to preach this month on why Jesus had to come as a man. We were blessed to encourage many believers who came through our business, as well as share Jesus with many who came to us as well.
We have given out a few Bibles this month. On one occasion I shared with a young Chinese man about why we believe what we believe. When I told him that we all have the same history before Babel he asked what I meant. I brought him inside and showed him a small poster that we made from 3 photos I took off the tv with my iPhone while watching a home school video we got from the Institute for Creation Research (ICR). It shows the Chinese kanji and the meaning of each part of each word. Once he saw the words he was excited that I knew what they meant. Then he was all ears to hear the biblical significance of the words and finally why Jesus had to come. It was a great experience. He received the Bible eagerly and began reading it on the spot.
We have had the opportunity to meet with two different realtors, and though they gave us two drastically different value of our property they both recommended that we build a rental history for our rental cabins to show cash flow and more profit and thereby making our place more appealing to a buyer. They both said that it would take about a year to do this. The other thing that they said we should do is to try to sell it independently by ourselves until we have built a rental history for our cabins.
So now we need to figure how to put our place on the market until we are ready for a realtor if it doesn’t sell in the meantime. Please pray that Jesus guides us to the right places to advertise and that it sells to the right people at the right time.
Please pray that we can bring the gospel with boldness, clarity and the 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 plain tickets for six people within a year as well as meet all our over seas monthly missionary expenses to bring to Brazil what we are learning here.
Thank you to everyone who has partnered with us, your prayers make a huge difference
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.”