Greetings faithful prayer and ministry partners!
God is blessing in a tremendous way as we continue in the early stages of Iglesia Bautista Esperanza in Ezeiza, Argentina! We are averaging 15-20 in attendance so far with several professions of faith and 5 young men who are faithfully being discipled. It is our hope and expectation that within this first year, we will outgrow the garage we are currently meeting in and require a larger space for our church.
There are a few opportunities in and around the area of our church that are available, with one amazing opportunity coming available very soon! We have the option to purchase a 300 – 500 square meter lot for between $35,000 – $50,000 and build a church building for an additional $75,000 roughly.
We also have an opportunity to purchase a former church property, in a very strategic location, that already has a sanctuary, and another building serving as Sunday school rooms and offices. Comparing the prices of similar properties in the area, we can expect that this property will be priced between $150,000 – $200,000 when it hits the market. Lord willing, on Monday, we will be speaking directly with the owners of the property, and possibly able to work out something before it hits the market. I ask that you pray specifically for this time as the Lord could be lining this up to provide us with a permanent location for our church!
Thank you for your continued love, prayers, and support of our family!
Your Missionaries to Argentina,
Stephen, Ashlee, Peyton, Eli, and Neyland
The Underwood Family