Greetings all,

We want to thank you for your prayers for Jesse & Elly Basso who lost their little week-old baby in November. This has been a very difficult time for them. They returned to their home church for a couple of months and then returned back to town a couple of weeks ago.



Steve, Linda, Jeanne, and I have been meeting with them on skype to try and offer encouragement to them and share some promises from God’s word. Steve and Linda lost their little boy, Kevin, while serving in Wana back in 1981 so can relate well to what they have been going through.

We encouraged Jesse and Elly (pictured right) to go and visit another Wana missionary couple this week as that family also lost a little baby a few years ago and we thought they might be able to offer some encouragement as well. We are seeing progress with them but we know it takes time to heal. We will be meeting with them again next week when they return to town.

It is hard to believe that in just six weeks I will be making my way back to Asia Pacific. We will appreciate your prayers for this trip.

Some of the things planned for this trip are a Regional leadership meetings, Church planting forum involving missionaries from all around Asia Pacific, Wana church leadership meetings and teaching, and making consultant visits to 4 other tribal missionary teams.

We praise the Lord that some funds have already come in for this but I am still needing to trust the Lord for another $1800.00.

Thanks so much for being a part,

Ed n Jeanne Casteel