Last month was one of the best months that we have experienced while on deputation. We were blessed to be in some wonderful churches, see new support, and meet some of the world’s most precious people! But the greatest blessing we received in the past month was seeing three folks place their faith and trust in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior!
This week, I am privileged to grow and learn from veteran missionaries and pastors at our annual orientation for Vision Baptist Missions! Already, God is using this week to motivate and refocus my attention for our great task at hand; reaching this world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I would ask you to pray with me about a few things:
1) I am praying and asking God now, that He will give me leaders in South Africa that will be trained to do the work of the ministry and be able to teach others also!
2) Pray that I will never stop growing and learning. It has been said many times already this week; “the day you stop growing is the day you start dying!” I want to be a man of character, that continues to learn and grow!
3) Pray that I will redeem the time that I have now to serve God where I am! As a missionary on deputation, I have the awesome opportunity to be in many many churches, preach to many folks, and encourage other to be more for Jesus Christ! May I never neglect the time that God has given me to serve Him now!
I want to thank you all for your love and support. We have seen God provide and work in miraculous ways. Will you continue to faithfully pray for us, as we trust God to continue to meet our needs, and raise our support so that we can get to South Africa before it is everlastingly too late?!
Your missionaries to South Africa,
Stephen, Ashlee, Peyton, and Eli
The Underwood Family