Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
We certainly had an eventful month of January! Starting off the new year, finishing off an insane 2021, I thought for sure we might have a little break in the chaos, but I was mistaken. Here in Argentina, it is summer. The boys have enjoyed being able to play outside and swim, but we had several days of triple digit weather and my only escape was under an air conditioner!
Due to the extreme heat and dryness, twice in one week we had wild fires licking at our neighborhood. The second one burned five houses in the neighborhood across from ours, and several lost pets in the fire. Please pray for these families as they try to rebuild from the destruction.
In light of the heatwave, we decided to try to be a blessing to Iglesia Bautista Fe, and purchase an industrial air conditioner. The cost of this is somewhere around $2,000 and we will be doing the installation ourselves to avoid further costs. If you would like to help and be a part of this, please reach out. I know air conditioning seems like a luxury, but in 100+ degree temperatures, it becomes a necessity.
Also, I have been given several opportunities to speak and share during the church services here at Fe! It has been a great blessing and challenge to my Spanish, and God is using this time to stretch my skills and faith! Please continue praying for our language to increase and improve! I would like to be preaching full messages by May when we seek to start our church plant in Ezeiza!
Continue praying for Ezeiza as well. I have begun canvasing the area, making contacts, and searching for areas that would be good to rent for a church location. Pray for wisdom in this and for God to lead me to the place He has for me!
Thank you all for your continued love, prayers, and support! Your Missionaries to Argentina,
Stephen, Ashlee, Peyton, Eli, and Neyland
The Underwood Family