Its hard to believe April is already half way over! Already, so much has happened and there’s no sign of slowing down any time soon! As we run through our fast paced lives, I must stop and thank God for His goodness to my family! I am one blessed man!
Just a couple of weeks ago, Missionary Brent Bergey came to secure his house and purchase some necessities for when they arrive here later this month! I would ask you all to especially lift the Bergey’s up in prayer right now as the visa process has recently changed and it seems to be more difficult to obtain.
Last week, we had 100,000 gospel tracts delivered to us from the United States! Already, our churches have put them to good use in saturating the townships with the gospel and invitations to special Good Friday and Easter services! I trust that God’s word will not return to Him void and that many souls will come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through these tracts!
Today, we held a special Good Friday service at Soweto Baptist Church! The gospel was preached to nearly 20 first time visitors and everyone enjoyed a nice meal afterwards! I am greatly looking forward to Sunday as we will follow up on Christ’s death with His glorious resurrection!
Please continue to pray with Ashlee and I as we learn Xhosa! We are now 8 months into language school and still have a long way to go! There is no shortage of opportunities to minister; so this language barrier must fall!
We are grateful for each of you praying with us, the love you show toward our family, and the support that makes our ministry possible on the foreign field!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Your Missionaries to South Africa,
Stephen, Ashlee, Peyton, Eli, and Neyland
The Underwood Family