Its hard to believe that the first quarter of 2023 is already past! Our church is quickly approaching its first anniversary and we are excited about the future. In just a year; we have seen folks saved, baptized, and now have young men that are serving in some capacity or another in the services. We have also added a family of three, and three other adults to our church family within the last month! We are averaging 20 per service and are grateful for the spiritual growth of each person!
We have also made our final building payment and are now owners of our own church property. There still remains much work to be done to complete the construction and prepare the building for us to meet in. I am still amazed at how God provided the initial $72,500 to buy the building, and know that He will provide the needed funds to complete the construction. After receiving several quotes, we believe that it will require another $40,000 to complete all construction at the new property.
My tentative plan is to finish the space where we will hold services, which includes finishing the plumbing and electric, flooring, closing in a wall, and installing a door. This will include a metal security door for when the building is vacant. The estimated cost for this part is roughly $10,000. We hope to be able to begin holding services in the new property by July!
Please continue praying with us for these needs, but especially the growth of our church. Our countdown to a year long furlough is now under three years and I am working to train a young man to preach and teach in our absence.
I’m reminded often of the countdown that missionaries have to train up leaders and know that it is God that raises up the next generation of servants! May He continue doing so through our ministry!
Thank you all for your continued prayers, love, and support for our family!
Your Missionaries to Argentina,
Stephen, Ashlee, Peyton, Eli, Neyland
The Underwood Family