We have had a tremendous past couple of weeks! As we get closer to the birth of our third son, our meetings are very close to home. This has allowed us to be at home, get things ready for his arrival, and has allowed Ashlee to rest more comfortably than on the road. For that, we are very grateful!
Sunday was a very blessed day as we were with some amazing folks in two churches! I was honored during the evening service as they partnered with us to reach South Africa with the gospel of Jesus Christ! I was humbled by the way they loved on my wife and showed her great kindness. God truly has been good to our family!
Yesterday, I received a call from a pastor notifying us that his church voted to partner with us financially as well! With each new partnering church, we get closer and closer to our full support and are anxiously waiting to leave for the field! It is so amazing to know that while we are working and striving to raise our support, God is working even more in the background, in the hearts of His people to share our burden for the lost world!
I want to thank you for praying for us! I want to thank you for the kind emails, and phone calls! They are so encouraging, and you may never know this side of Heaven what they mean to me and my family! I want to thank you for your love for us, and the support you have given us to reach South Africa with the gospel! I’m strengthened and encouraged to know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord!
Your Missionaries to South Africa,
Stephen, Ashlee, Peyton, Eli, and Baby
The Underwood Family