It has been an eventful month. We have began teaching a marriage / discipleship class at Ephesus church of God in Mccory Arkansas, (we have had 2 classes now), and an “ask me anything” Bible study Tuesday nights at Hunter Metheodist church.
It is great having the opportunity to teach regularly.
We are still serving at a church sponsored auction in Augusta, Ar.
Becki has been ministering to the town widows, and I have begun to mow lawns for them again.
We have also had the opportunity to open our house to a family and they have shared interest in meeting regularly for discipleship and fellowship.
I have began working with a local beekeeper and am beginning to build a good relationship with him. This has allowed me to meet several new people as I help him remove honeybees from their property.
I am staying busy doing handyman work locally while Becki is home schooling the kids and working on a garden.
We have been invited to help with a local tent ministry though there aren’t any definite outreach dates yet, we have also been asked to go to a Tennessee outreach. We are very excited about the opportunity’s.
We are practicing our Portuguese daily using Duolingo, Pimsleur Brazilian Português, and watching YouTube videos (specifically “A Ponte BH”, which is the YouTube channel for the ministry that we will be working with when we get to Brazil).
As God lays us on your heart this month please pray for provisions, pray for open doors that we can clearly share Jesus with boldness, clarity and love so that the hearers will hear, understand and be changed. Please pray for God’s direction in all we do and for open doors to share at more churches and that more people will hear our vision and come along side us with what we are doing in Arkansas and ultimately in Brazil.
Thank you for praying, it really makes a difference, we can’t do what we do without your prayers, love and support.
Blessings in Jesus Christ our Lord.
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.”