God is good, all the time, and all the time, God is good.
The neighbors down the street, Ray and Kim, when we first met them last summer they would only pier through the crack in their door to talk with us. And since then Becki has brought them meals, and carried on short conversations with them through cracked doors, and I had bought a couple disc blades from them to set my jack on so I could level our house. They last month had gotten their vehicle stuck in the ditch and asked for our help getting it out, while there we asked them if they would like to come over for supper. They said after the snow melted. They made it over to our house for supper and immediately Ray began asking me questions about faith and Jesus. They had a lot of questions. It was a good time and they would like to come over again.
An elderly gentleman, Darrel, I did some work for and shared Jesus with, he thought that you got into heaven by the good that you do, I shared that we get in by receiving the free gift of salvation, that the works are a result of our salvation and not the cause of our salvation.
Becki has become the favorite company of Miss Betty, the lady who’s lawnmower I fixed last summer and they have church regularly.
The kids ducks have hatched out and one follows Zeruiah around like a little puppy. Corban wanted some ducks last summer and since he was working with me every day I got him a few. Well they grew up and began laying eggs, we decided to hatch some for homeschool, other eggs Corban has decided to sell, so he is learning about investing with the ducks and economics with selling eggs. He is real excited to have people buying his eggs from the ducks he raised.
As God lays us on your heart this month please pray that we can clearly and boldly with love share Jesus with more people, pray for more open doors to share our heart for Brazil, pray for God’s provision in work,living and vehicle expenses.
Thank you all so much for your prayers and encouragement, we can’t do what we do without you.
Blessings in Jesus 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.”