It has been a busy month. I am currently working full time with construction.
I have had the opportunity to to preach a message on the freedom we have from sin that is found in Christ and learning the basics to walk it out.
We have continued to prepare our property to sell, we have just sank a 2” sand point well and Lord willing have running water shortly, though we won’t know the quality of the water until we have it tested. Our next projects that we will be working on is to put a concrete foundation under our cabin to replace the post and pad foundation that we currently have, as well as install a fence around the dog kennel to keep renters, and other guests out of the dog yard, and finally if time and finances permit then we would like to install either a Grey water or septic system.
We currently have our property listed for sale by owner on eBay, Craigslist, Alaska’s list, Sled Dog central, and the Alaska magazine.
We had the opportunity to speak with a lady outside of Wallmart that was selling T-shirts, she was mad at God and doubting God because of all the terrible things that she was going through. We had the opportunity to answer her questions and share why bad things happen and point her towards Christ, it was a good and long conversation, she was seeking and hungry.
We just attended family camp, it was a great time of worship and fellowship with other believers all over Alaska and even Whitehorse Canada. While there I had the opportunity to test out my bow building, it was a safe, controlled environment, but as I worked on the bow I had the opportunity to speak with many children as well as adults, some conversations were deep and others not so deep, but I was able to build a bow and shoot it while at camp, and bring glory to Jesus while doing it. I am excited to see how God uses this in the future.
We have contacted interclass, the language school that we are planning to attend in Campinas Brazil to let them know that we have not sold our property as of yet and as a result will not make our initial goal to be in Brazil September 2019. We are learning that our timing is not necessarily Gods timing, and that we still have people we need to reach here in Alaska and believers we need to encourage in the Gospel.
Pray that God brings the right people at the right time to purchase our business.
Please pray that we can bring the gospel with boldness, clarity and the love that others can receive. And Please pray for our partnership development to gain momentum. Also pray for us to make the right business decisions for our property while we are trying to sell it.
Thank you to everyone who has partnered with us, your prayers make a huge difference. Thank you
Blessings in Christ,
Jesse and Becki Brattrud and Family
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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.”