I cannot believe we are in the last quarter of the year already! 2017 is flying by and there doesn’t seem to be any slowing down any time soon! All I can say is, God sure has been good to us this year!
September was a great month of preaching, teaching, and events at Soweto Baptist Church! We celebrated with our people there for the 2nd Heritage Day since our family arrived on the field fourteen months ago. God blessed with a wonderful service and a sweet spirit among the folks that attended.
The last two days, I was privileged to take some of the young guys from Soweto to Kwadwesi Extension, where Pastor Sipho Bonga has started a second church, for a two day Kid’s Crusade! We had a wonderful time and witnessed several children make professions of faith! This was not only a great opportunity to reach this area, but it was invaluable training time for our guys from Soweto!
Tomorrow, Missionary Kevin Hall will be starting missions conference at Grace Baptist Church. We are looking forward to a combined service with our folks from Soweto attending for our mid week service. I will also have the opportunity to preach Friday evening to bring a challenge of missions.
I would like to ask you to pray with us for the following:
- The decisions made during the Kid’s Crusade and that Pastor Sipho will be able to follow up with them and reach their families as well!
- Pray for Soweto Baptist Church as we continue to preach, teach, and invest in these awesome folks while Jeremy and Bekah Hall are on furlough. (We sure miss them!)
- Please pray for Camp Rhino 2017! We will be hosting the 3rd annual summer camp December 11-15th in Jeffrey’s Bay! We are expecting another great year with over 100 teens attending. Each person is charged R300 (roughly $25) for the week. This does not come close to covering the actual cost, so if you would like to sponsor a teen for the week, or would like to help with the overall cost, please let me know!
We are grateful to have received many emails of encouragement and love from many of you over the last several weeks! I wanted to tell you that it means the world to us to know that you all pray for us and think of us even though we are half way across the world! You are truly a blessing to our family!
As always, thank you for your continued love, prayers, and support for our family! We are eternally grateful for your investment in us that we may be able to invest in souls!
Your Missionaries to South Africa,
Stephen, Ashlee, Peyton, Eli, and Neyland
The Underwood Family