This is an exciting week for our Project South Africa team! After more than a year, we are almost all back together!
Jeremy and Rebekah Hall returned from a short furlough on Saturday after 4 months stateside. During that time, Ashlee and I were able to fill in at Soweto Baptist Church in their absence. It was a great time of growth in the language, but also in ministry! I am grateful for that opportunity we had and still have to serve!
As of this moment, Mark and Amy Coffey are 30 minutes away from landing in Johannesburg! Amy and the girls have an overnight layover, while Mark and the guys will be driving the 12 hours south with luggage to Port Elizabeth! They don’t know it yet, but we will have some special treats waiting for them tomorrow when they arrive!
I look forward to seeing God work in our team and the ministries we are a part of! I am excited to see the lives impacted by Camp Rhino and the continued growth in our local churches among the Xhosa people! After a year and a half on the field, I can honestly say that I am still living my dream! God is good!
I would ask you to please pray for Peyton, our oldest. About two weeks ago, he was bitten by a tick, and developed tick bite fever. He has been very weak, and sick for nearly two weeks. After the first trip to the doctor and not seeing results of his medication, and the advice from our missionary friends in Taiwan (the Taube’s); we took him back and received some stronger antibiotics. This seems to have helped and he is improving each day. We are hoping he is almost back to normal by the weekend! Please pray with us for that!
As always, thank you all for your prayers, love, and support for our family!
Your missionaries to South Africa,
Stephen, Ashlee, Peyton, Eli, and Neyland
The Underwood Family