Dear Pastors and Prayer Partners,
April was a full month of blessings and encouragements and there are even more heading our way! We have finally started making headway on our church plant in Ezeiza. There were times I wasn’t sure what was going on, between owners not wanting to rent to a church, or paperwork for visas being delayed, but God is certainly in control and in His timing, we see results!
I believe we have found a good fit for our church plant; at least for the first year or so. There are two other places we will see before making a final decision, but I am encouraged either way. Each place is essentially a garage of sorts, but with a little TLC we can see it transformed into a sanctuary of the gospel to a lost and dying world! At one location, I have already priced what it will cost for some remodel and paint; roughly $10,000. I hope to have some estimates for the other options in the days to come. Please pray for wisdom in making this decision. We are so eager to get things going!
I’d also like to request prayer for our visa paperwork. In February, we were able to extend our visas without leaving the country for an additional 90 days. This time, it appears that we will need to hop across to Uruguay to stamp our passports. This will not be an issue anymore once we have our letter of invitation back from the governmental department that has it currently.
I’m so thankful for the opportunities I’ve had to preach, teach, and stretch my language ability. I was honored to preach/teach 1 Corinthians 13 at Iglesia Bautista Fe on a Thursday evening, and I believe the Lord used it to encourage folks. May my life be a reflection of His love to the world!
Thank you all for your love, prayers and support for our family! Your Missionaries to Argentina,
Stephen, Ashlee, Peyton, Eli, and Neyland
The Underwood Family