My heart is so full as I write this month’s prayer letter. My family and I have been so encouraged this week by a group from our home church, Newton Baptist, and my Pastor and his wife, Tony and Stacey Howeth.
It is hard to believe that their time here in South Africa has already come to an end, but I trust that what God has begun in my heart and theirs will continue to bear fruit for a long time!
On their first full day in Port Elizabeth, we attended a public primary school where Bro Tony preached to nearly 1,000 young people plus the staff and teachers! God opened the door for the gospel in this area, Kuyga, where Missionary Kevin Hall is currently starting a church.
Then, on Wednesday, the group from Newton Baptist, another group from Calvary Baptist in Hiawassee, GA, and roughly 45 folks from the Missionvale area gathered in Lulu’s living room for our weekly bible study and prayer! Pastor Nate Browning brought a great message on the liberty we have in Christ and how we must use that liberty to serve Him! Then Bro Tony brought our second message that left absolutely no doubt that each and every one of the 45 from Missionvale heard a clear and concise gospel message!
I ask that you all will continue to pray for our efforts in Missionvale as we desire to reach them with the gospel of Christ, train young men, and start churches all around Port Elizabeth as a result of our labor!
Though I will miss my pastor and church folks dearly, I am more than excited to hear about the decisions made, and hearts stirred to carry the gospel to the world as they head back to Covington, GA tomorrow. I believe that God will continue to use this missions trip in their lives, and in my own!
Thank you all for your continued love, prayers, and support of our family!
Your Missionaries to South Africa,
Stephen, Ashlee, Peyton, Eli, and Neyland
The Underwood Family