Dear Pastors and Faithful Prayer Partners,
We have had a tremendous month of August and are so excited about the future of our church plant in Ezeiza! God has bestowed on us His blessings and with His blessings, the opportunities to serve others for the sake of the gospel.
We recently hosted a Día De Los Niños and were truly encouraged by the turnout! Our final numbers of those that attended were; 86 children, 40 parents, and as a result of the gospel being preached, 4 professions of faith! The follow Sunday morning, we also had a young lady visit from the day before, Malena, who came to know Christ as her Savior!
This month, I’m excited to have my mom visit for a couple of weeks. The boys are super excited to see Nina and we trust this will be a nice time showing her our home on the field! Then, on the 15th, Justin, a young preacher/song leader from Iglesia Bautista Omega in Arequipa, Peru will be staying with us for a month, and helping serve in our young church. This will be a huge blessing to me and our folks as we continue growing, learning music, and ministering to the commuinty.
Please continue praying as we seek to raise the funds to purchase our church property. Lots in our area are roughly $35k – $50k for the size we need to begin building. With the Argentine economy, our dollar goes further, however the inflation rate is outrageous and prices are increasing drastically and quickly. Our goal is to be able to purchase a property before everything skyrockets out of reach.
I’m just so thankful for the work God is doing in our small church plant, and believe that only greater things are ahead in our efforts to reach Ezeiza, Buenos Aires, and all of Argentina with the gospel!
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