Greetings All!

It is hard to believe it is already the end of July, and even harder to believe that it is just over six weeks before I will be departing for my next trip to Asia Pacific. (Departure date is set for early September.) Steve and I have been making plans for this trip and are looking forward to teaching through the book of 1 Timothy with our Wana church leadership at this next Bible Conference. Besides the Bible conference our team will also be working on doing preliminary checks on the remainder of the Old Testament verses we are translating which go along with our foundational Bible teaching program. This will include reading it to them and having them repeat it on digital recorder, doing comprehension checking, and also having them read the translated Scripture back to us to see how well it is flowing for them. Along with this I also have plans to make consultant visits with a few other missionary teams. We sure will appreciate your prayers as we make preparations for this trip. As things stand right now I am still trusting the Lord for $1800 for this trip so will appreciate your prayers for this as well.


The Wana churches have sent out missionaries and are ministering in 3 other language groups. Below I have attached a few pictures from last week showing one of our teams installing a “clean water system” in the Da’a Tribe where they minister.

Thanks so much for your being a part of our ministry, Blessings,

Ed & Jeanne Casteel
NTM Asia Pacific

The Da’a Tribal Village – literally on the side of a large mountain. No level ground in this village – just up or down

The old tribal way of piping water in split bamboo tubes.

Stringing out the new flex pipe as they pipe water to the village from a fresh water spring.


Setting up the large water cisterns


Gluing up the fittings

Of course the ultimate goal is to share the Living Water with these precious people. “…If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”