Ashlee and I are now in book two of five in language school! This is very exciting for us as we are able to progress and work to learn Spanish. We are now studying the past tense verb conjugations and are understanding more each week.
It is really encouraging, though we may not be in Argentina right now, to be taking steps in ministry that will only help us once Argentina allows us to enter. We were both reminded the other day, that if we had been allowed to leave for Argentina on our original date, we would have been there for a year, would have finished language school, and would likely be in the process of starting a church. If I’m being real honest, I would have also invested in some GameStop stock while I was at it!
The comforting thought is that our Heavenly Father knew, and understood all of this long before it happened. He was not, and is not caught off guard, and I can trust that His purpose for all of this is far greater than my desire to be in Argentina. That is a wonderful truth that brings me great peace!
On the 11th, we will be in Peru for 90 days, which means I need to get a stamp on my passport. With the uncertainty of things at the borders of neighboring countries, we are not sure how that will work out. Please join us in prayer over this.
I would also like to list a few other things you can pray with us about:
- Our language learning and practice.
- The Opportunities we have to be involved here and serve.
- Omega Baptist Church here in Arequipa. They are currently raising funds to purchase a property. This church has truly become a haven for our family as they have welcomed us, and made us feel like family since our arrival.
I’m so thankful that I can count on your faithfulness to pray for our family. Your love for us is humbling.
Your Missionaries to Argentina,
Stephen, Ashlee, Peyton, Eli, and Neyland
The Underwood Family