What a rollercoaster month of emotions and events in the month of July! In the whirlwind of life, I’m so thankful that I have a Solid Rock in my Savior that stands firm through the storm! I’m so thankful for the wife of my youth that God has given me, to love me, to encourage me, and motivates me to live up to the hero she already believes I am!
I had the privilege to accompany a group from Lighthouse Baptist Church in Jackson, GA on a missions trip to Santiago, Chile! God worked in an amazing way in the hearts of those that were there, including my own! I’m so excited about more laborers lifting their hands and giving their lives to take the gospel to the world!
Pastor Chad Gordon, and Missionary Jim Roberts preached some wonderful messages that spoke to the hearts of the people. It’s an amazing thing to witness God changing lives through His precious Word! I am anticipating the many fruits that will come from their obedience to God!
July 18-20, Ashlee and I attended the Vision Baptist Marriage Retreat. It was a tremendous blessing to me as a husband. I was able to immediately implement changes in my life that would strengthen my marriage and grow in grace toward my wife and family! It reminded me just how blessed I am to have the wife that God has given me! She is my star!
The day we left the marriage retreat, we immediately drove to Chattanooga, TN to be with Ashlee’s Memaw who was nearing her last breath on this side of eternity. We were able to spend some time at her bedside, pray with her, and say our goodbye’s. Roughly two hours after we left her side, Ashlee’s dad notified us that Memaw had passed away. Please lift Ashlee and her family up in prayer as they were extremely close.
I would like to ask you to pray with us during the month, as we will be heading north for meetings in Michigan and Minnesota, as well as back south in North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia! Our fall is shaping up to be a fun and full schedule in several new churches!
Please continue praying with us for additional support. As stated before, the cost of living increase in Argentina compared to South Africa is substantial and we are in need of additional monthly ministry partners. Please pray toward this end as we desire to get to Argentina as soon as our furlough comes to an end!
Thank you all for your continued love, prayers, and support of our family!
Your Missionaries to Argentina,
Stephen, Ashlee, Peyton, Eli, and Neyland
The Underwood Family