Praise the Lord, we are just over a month into language school here in Arequipa, Peru! God is blessing our time in spite of quarantine and 6pm curfews. We are just so grateful to be making progress in the Spanish language, anticipating Argentina opening soon, and having a solid foundation to build upon once we arrive!
Just a few days ago, Ashlee and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary! It has caught be by surprise that I am old enough to have been married this long. Each day, she grows more beautiful, and I just get older. I’m so proud of her progress in Spanish and she is working hard to communicate what she learns every day!
The boys have started school. As of now, they are doing homeschool with our helper, Gladys. I am astonished at how much Spanish they are picking up even while completing school work in English! They really are adaptable and just enjoy the journey!
I’d like to ask you to join me in prayer for the following:
- Language Learning: I desperately desire to learn Spanish well, and preach the gospel as quickly as possible!
- Restrictions to end soon here in Arequipa: Some of the most valuable language learning comes from being within the community practicing what we have learned. 6pm curfews have made this a challenge at times.
- Argentina’s borders to open and their restrictions to end!
We are truly grateful for the opportunity to serve on the mission field. May God bless the time we have here in Peru, and use it to further advance His kingdom. May He use it to prepare us for Argentina, and the works He has for us there!
Thank you for your love, prayers, and support for our family! Your
Missionaries to Argentina,
Stephen, Ashlee, Peyton, Eli, and Neyland
The Underwood Family