It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is behind us and Christmas is right around the corner.
This is the time of year when we are more free to put feet under our faith and be Jesus to the world around us. It is a great head way to develop habits of expressing our faith that can last all year long and build on in the years to come.
This last month we have had the opportunity to share in a couple churches, Becki has brought meals to her ladies that she has been reaching out to.
Rhema has been sharing at the churches that we visited, she will usually sing a song or give a gospel message as best as a five year old can.
Recently the church that we attend in Hunter gave us a key to the building and told us that we can use it for what ever. We need to pray about what exactly that what ever is, but I think it will have to do with:
2 Chronicles 7:14
“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” I want to see God move in Hunter and watch Jesus transform the heart of the people here.
My and Bartleys families are also in the process of organizing several couples, in a church in Mccory that we attended on Sunday and Wednesday night, to get together, hold each other accountable in our faith, sharpen each other, praying and fasting, and ultimately to reach Augusta and Mccory Arkansas as well. Both of these opportunities have began to open since the week of Thanksgiving. Please pray for both these opportunities as Jesus lays them on your heart.
Becki is the champion as a homeschool mom, taking care of the house and bus, she still has time to reach out to extended family and the community. I love watching God use her.
If God lays us on your hearts this month, please pray that we will have more oppertunity to share Jesus boldly, clearly, and in love so that others will hear, understand, and be changed. Please pray for divine appointments, and for Gods provision in all that he is calling us to, also pray that churches will continue to open up and receive missionaries.
Thank you so much for your prayers and support, we truly can’t do what we do without you
We pray that you all have a very blessed Christmas and New Year.
Blessing in our Lord and Savior Jesus 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.”