Since February of this year, we have been holding a Wednesday evening bible study at Thulasizwe’s house in Missionvale. God has greatly blessed our efforts in this area and we decided that this would be the community in which we start our first church. After several months of praying for properties to come available, one finally has!
Not only is the property available, but it is a very good selling price (R140,000), it is in a great location, and within walking distance of our faithful bible study attendees!
I’m also thrilled to share that Lighthouse Baptist Church and Pastor Chad Gordon voted last night to purchase the property for us!!! This is a tremendous blessing and answer to prayer! As we move forward with the purchase, I am utilizing a local attorney that attends Kevin Hall’s church for the legal documents. We will also be doing some minor remodeling on the house, and then preparing the property for a church building!
Our goal is to be ready to build as soon as we return from furlough in 2020! Being able to secure a property now, especially with the current exchange rate will make this task much more efficient! We are looking to raise an additional $10,000 to build the church building! Please pray with us that God would supply the funds to see this become a reality!
If you would like to be a part of supplying the financial needs of this church plant, please feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org! We are so grateful for the generosity of God’s people and their willingness to support our ministry!
Thank you all for your continued love, prayers, and support of our family!
Your Missionaries to South Africa,
Stephen, Ashlee, Peyton, Eli, and Neyland
The Underwood Family