The countdown is on! We are only 12 days away from our departure for the United States! This time has certainly been bitter-sweet. However, we are excited to have the opportunity to see friends and family, and report in to our faithful supporting churches. We are also excited to be presenting our ministry in several new churches!
A couple of weeks ago, I was privileged to preach to a group of believers in Hout Bay, Western Cape. Lighthouse Baptist Church has made the decision to discontinue services and has stored all of their furniture until God sends a man to restart the work there in Hout Bay. I believe God has some major plans for this core group of believers and that He will bless them and use them in the near future!
Last week, Pastor Wayne Cofield and his wife, Mrs. Connie arrived here in Port Elizabeth! We’ve had a wonderful time with them and look forward to the marriage retreat Pastor Cofield will be doing this Saturday at Camp Rhino.
I would like to request your prayers for the following:
- Our Furlough. We are asking God to allow us to raise additional support during our furlough. Our plan is to be in as many new churches as possible while still being able to report in to faithful supporters. As our ministry grows and expands, the need for additional support is necessary. Please pray with us about this need!
- Christians in Hout Bay, Western Cape. Days of uncertainty, and waiting on the Lord’s will can often be trying times for believers. But we know that it is during this time that God can mold us and prepare us for the next phase of service! Please pray for them during this time!
- Pray for Thulasizwe! Thulasizwe is a young man that I have been working with for nearly two years. He recently graduated high school and is now attending a 6 month continued studies course. His desire is to attend bible college and prepare for full time ministry. Please pray that God will continue to grow him and use him in a mighty way!
Thank you all for your continued love, prayers, and support for our family!
Your Missionaries to South Africa,
Stephen, Ashlee, Peyton, Eli, and Neyland
The Underwood Family
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