With every month of deputation that passes, I am amazed at how quickly time can go by. To think about how quickly seven months of deputation has passed, is humbling and sobering. In fact, with each church we visit, every town we see, and each mile driven; my burden to reach the Xhosa people with the gospel of Christ continues to grow.
In the same breath, I praise the Lord for His provision and protection in our lives. Our deputation schedule is very full and there are many other exciting opportunities around the corner! To put it in perspective; we will spend one night in our own bed throughout the entire month of June!
Here is a sample of what the next few weeks look like:
• This week, my family and I are in Mobile, AL for a missions conference.
• Next week, I have the privilege and opportunity to teach and preach at the Our Generation Camp being held at Sand Mountain Bible Camp in Trenton, GA. I am very excited about this week as many young people will be challenged and encouraged to be involved in world missions!
• After camp; Ashlee and I will be leaving for our survey trip to South Africa! This is certainly a milestone for the Underwood family and we are very excited about what God has planned for us.
• With all of these events; we still have a total of eight meetings scheduled to present our burden for South Africa! The Lord certainly is good to us!
I would also like to mention that we have had three new churches partner with us financially within the last month, and one already this month! If the Lord lays it upon your heart, would you consider scheduling with us to come by and encourage your church family throughout 2015?
I believe with all of my heart that God has a work to be done in South Africa and that He wants you to be involved! Please continue to pray with us as we continue to follow the Lord’s direction to take the gospel to South Africa.