Greetings All,
My it seems like the summer is slipping by quickly – won’t be long and autumn will be here. We feel blessed to have good communication via email, skype, Whatsapp, etc. etc. and have opportunities like this to keep you updated on our ministry with the Wana people of Asia Pacific. It seems as time rolls along we keep adding more and more minstries to our team. Last month I shared some photos on our new dormatory in town and our ministry with the school children. Another of our team’s ministries is helping with people who need to come out to town for medical care. Our team helps them get to the proper medical facilities and also spends time visiting and praying for them. With this email we would like to ask your prayers for a young gal named “Neti” who is from one of our churches in the Saluan tribe. She apparently has something that resembles spinal menengitis. The doctor was planning to draw out some spinal fluid today to see if they can get a proper diagnosis. We would really appreciate your prayers for Neti and that she could get the help she needs.

I also wanted to let you know that I am making preparations to go back to Asia Pacific on September 21. Just yesterday I sent my passport and visa application to the consulate. We would appreciate your prayers for its safe arrival and approval. We would also like to ask for your prayers for the finances of this next trip as I am needing to trust the Lord for $2000 to help cover the cost of all the travel and accomodations which it will entail.

Thanks so much for being a part of our team in expanding the reach of the gospel in the central part of Asia Pacific.

Ed n Jeanne Casteel

Praying and visiting young “Neti”. These next days are crucial as the doctor seeks to get a proper diagnosis.

Ed Casteel


Greetings all,

There have been many praying for “Neti” who is a young Saluan Tribal girl who became very ill and who was brought out to the provincial capital for medical treatment. As per my last update the doctor had suspected something like meningitis and made plans to draw some spinal fluid and have it examined. We are thankful that the tests on the fluid came back normal. There have also been improvements in Neti’s health and after over two weeks in the ICU unit she has been moved to a normal room. She is also starting to talk some. She and her family will continue to appreciate her prayers for her. Below you can see Neti in her new hospital room.

Thanks for praying for her,

Ed n Jeanne Casteel

“Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
Ed Casteel

Church Planting Asia Pacific