Our Family

The Lord blessed us with four children, all born on the field. Corinne home-schooled the first two until furlough. While we were away, our boarding school for missionary children was established in the highlands. At that time mission policy was that it was obligatory to send the children to the school. So the three oldestContinue reading Our Family

Prayer & Praise

General Prayer Requests Pray for the Lord’s enabling for Malcolm and Tom and others who help check translation to be able to complete the New Testament revision, the translation of Old Testament portions and lesson books. Praise the Lord that the His people have generously given money for the printing of the revised Hamtai NewContinue reading Prayer & Praise

Current Ministry

Now that Corinne and I have worked in the Hamtai tribe off and on for 50 years, our main task is to revise the Hamtai New Testament. Our field leadership advised us that it was time for us to withdraw and locate outside of the tribe so that the Hamtai church would lean less uponContinue reading Current Ministry

Current Ministry

After us serving for 20 years on the field of Papua New Guinea in Missionary Aviation, God has redirected our path through some personal physical afflictions. Steve’s passion has always been to provide quality Bible teaching material, in the native Pidgin language. He was able to do this on a small scale while on theContinue reading Current Ministry

Quick Ministry Facts

New Tribes Mission Profile Name: Ed & Jeanne Casteel Mission: New Tribes Mission Field: Asia Pacific Ministry: Translation and Church Planting Tribe: Wana TribeDate Ministry Began: 1979Number of Believers: 1,500Number of Churches: 6 Business Address:New Tribes Mission1000 East First StreetSanford, Florida 32771-1487Phone: (407) 323-3430Correspondence Address:Ed & Jeanne CasteelBox 124Litchfield, NE 68852Phone: (308) 446-2564e-mail: ed_casteel@ntm.org  


Ed is the son of Ralph and Norma Casteel. He was born in Broken Bow, Nebraska and grew up on a farm in Westerville, Nebraska. He attended church regularly as a small child. At age nine, Ed attended an after-school Bible time presented by two missionaries. It was there that the gospel was made clearContinue reading History


  Due to economic factors we have lost some monthly support this past year and have a need to raise our monthly support level. Cost: $500/month   We have just completed translating the Phase 1 “Creation to Life of Christ” chronological lessons.  We need to get at least 50 of these books into the handsContinue reading Projects

Current Ministry

Ed and Jeanne Casteel serve with New Tribes Mission in the Asia Pacific. There they have been ministering to a tribal people for the past 33 years. During that time, six churches have been established with approximately 1500 believers. In addition, they have been involved in Scripture translation and Bible lesson development together with theirContinue reading Current Ministry

Owininga Tribe

Mt Stoney – the Croots lived at the base on the left To get to the Owininga in 1975, the Croots had to take a two-hour truck ride and a one-hour boat ride to Ambunti on the Sepik River. They stayed there overnight. Early the next morning, they would embark on a ten-hour boat tripContinue reading Owininga Tribe


Doug was born in Western Australia, 254 miles (400 km) north of Perth, in a wheat and sheep growing area. He was born into a family with Christian parents, and has two older brothers and an older sister, and two younger brothers. Their family attended a small country church of around 50 people, and DougContinue reading History