Missionary Of The Month!
   “I am the way, the truth, and the Life” … Jesus 
February 2019 …                             Ed & Jeanne Casteel
   Ed and Jeanne serve with New Tribes Mission in the Asia Pacific, where they have been ministering to a tribal people for the past 34 years. During that time, six churches have been established with approximately 2000 believers. In addition, they have been involved in Scripture translation and Bible lesson development. The New Testament has been completed and distributed and they are now in the process of publishing the Old Testament portions which they have completed. They also continue to work on curriculum development, and many Bible lessons and commentaries have been completed with others in progress.     
   Ed & Jeanne began their work in Asia Pacific in 1977.  In June of 2000 Ed & Jeanne, along with their coworkers, had to be evacuated due to political and religious violence in their area of Asia Pacific. It remains tense still today in certain areas. Since being evacuated, they have also faced a number of health issues. Due to the complexity of these problems, Ed & Jeanne and their coworkers continue their work  with periodic trips back to the Asia Pacific for translation checks, leadership training, and to encourage the tribal believers. Ed is also involved in field leadership and serves as one of the church planting consultants in the Asia Pacific region. While in the States, they work on translation projects. They have two tribal missionary families living in the provincial capital who act as their language/translation consultants. With computers and internet service, Ed & Jeanne & their coworkers can email Bible lessons and Scripture portions back and forth for corrections, help, and advice. And with the help of WhatsApp and Skype, they also conduct daily conference calls with co-workers to discuss day to day ministry activities.
   The Casteels appreciate your prayers as they continue on with their ministry. They are determined to see the completed Scriptures and Bible Lessons make their way into the hands of the tribal believers.
Website:    www.mmol.org/Casteel           Email:   ed_casteel@ntm.org
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