Mission Panama.

This is a summary of my Panama trip.  I went to preach the Gospel  to the Ngobe Buble Tribe, several people in the tribe gave their lives to the Lord. Two churches were planted one being in the bilingual tribe, we also brought much needed medicine, food and clothing, there is allot of poverty among the indians and due to lack of medicine many children die due to untreated parasites and malnutrition.  these people still need allot of help, a bridge is needed to cross the river, when it rains allot  people are not able to cross to get food and necessities. Please consider helping these people, we can’t do this alone if you can come along, or give financially to help us continue to go and make a difference in the lives of the children and their parents the Lord will bless you. To GIVE click on the following link and then select Agustin Martin from the drop down list box :http://my.simplegive.com/dl/?uid=calv2632299

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Ferry Boat to Drummond Island, Michigan

 

This was so cool! We have all our stuff, our car and the motorcycle all on board! This is definitely a first for the Casteels! The amazing thing that God did for us was that it took a little over 8 hours to get to the Ferry from Ohio, but the Ferry only goes out every 40 mins. We arrived at 6:42 pm and we were saying “Oh no! We’ll have to wait another hour!”,  but they waved us on!!! God is so good. Even in the littlest details! Do you have any fun little things that God surprises you with?

 

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We love you and are so thankful for your prayers and support. Let us know how we can be a blessing to you.

Love Scott and Kim

Preaching the Gospel till there is No Place Left! Rom. 15:22-23

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1st Pit Stop! Ohio!

 

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Exciting meeting with Pastor Ben and his wife Cheryl Gregg. They have such a heart for their community and we were so blessed by their desire to reach people for Jesus!

We are gonna do a Level 1 Training Sun, August 28, 2016

4 Fields Training Wed, August 31, 2016 and Going into the Harvest Sept 3,2016

Please be in prayer for the Lord to go before us and that hearts would be prepared ahead of time.

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Helping out at Scott’s aunt’s diner Posey D’s! The food is super yummy and fattening! If you happen to be in Galion, Ohio stop by Posey’s and meet Scott’s Aunt Pat and his mom Judy!

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Kim the short order cook and Scott the “sous chef” 🙂 We did this for 2 days and man was it hard! No wonder chefs are known for their stress and tempers! 🙂 We are still married so don’t you worry!

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One of “regulars” at the diner is Douglas. We are looking forward to showing you his 1 min. testimony.

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Gonna Gospel at the Reservoir. This is one example of trying to get into the community and meet people. Do you have any ideas on how to get into the Harvest??? 🙂

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A couple that we engaged in the Harvest! We ended up praying for her because she had just had surgery. We asked her if she was a follower of Jesus and she said she had at one point but had been hurt in the church. She is what we would call “the uninvitable”, which consists of about 60% of the people who will never go to a church, but they are open to learning more about Jesus. We invited to meet with them both if they had an interest in learning more about Him. Who do you know in your life that fits that description of the “uninvitable? What are you doing to see that they learn more about the Lord?

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Here Scott is meeting with a follower of Christ who was excited to learn more about how he can share the Gospel and then disciple them. John teaches a men’s discipleship group on Tues nights and he shared the 4 fields model with them. We are hoping when we get back that Scott will be able to train John to train others.

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Scott sharing the 4 Fields Model with a young man who wants to reach his apartment complex for Jesus! Looking forward to maybe partnering with him when we get back to Shelby, Ohio!

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We love you and are so thankful for your prayers and support. Let us know how we can be a blessing to you.

Love Scott and Kim

Preaching the Gospel till there is No Place Left! Rom. 15:22-23

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Going Away Party!

 

So we are packed up and ready to go! There are many different emotions that we are experiencing. Excitement of all the possibilities of what the Lord will do!  Happiness that we will truly be “empty nesters” for the first time and be able to enjoy one another! Feelings of not knowing what to expect. Doubt has a way of creeping in as it whispers “Are we crazy for selling everything and leaving everyone and thing behind?” Fear of not knowing how the Lord will provide for us? Questions of our competency to do this work are racing through in the back of our minds? Hating to leave our family because our grandkids, as well as our daughters and their husbands have been a huge part of our lives. Leaving friends who have made a lasting impression on us and we can’t just jump on the motorcycle and ride down to see them. And even thoughts of regret of the timing of leaving our church family, especially when several of them are ready to start their OIKOS ministry within their sphere of influence and we want to be there to experience it with them.

Although, all these ‘voices” are trying to be heard and attempting to influence our decisions, The Voice of Truth is Who we need to listen to. The Lord IS faithful and is leading us as we listen to Him. We take so much comfort in the passage of Isaiah 30:21 “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

 

Are you in a place where you don’t know what to do and you are feeling discourage and confused? Maybe you don’t feel like God answers your prayers?  Listen to Him. He is faithful and will show you the way, but you have to LISTEN. I mean really LISTEN. That is the key. Most of us are too busy talking, asking, and complaining and even running ahead of the Lord, but we rarely ever WAIT long enough at His feet to even hear Him speak. Then the even harder part is you have to be ready to OBEY whatever He tells you. Hey if you can’t say ‘Amen’, then you gotta say ‘Ouch’! 🙂  Be encouraged family. Even if we are not faithful, He remains faithful.

We wanted to thank all of you who came out and showed us love! It truly touched us.

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We love you and are so thankful for your prayers and support. Let us know how we can be a blessing to you.

Love Scott and Kim

Preaching the Gospel till there is No Place Left! Rom. 15:22-23

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Martins On a Mission (1st Post)

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I am happy to announce that this will be the place to come to keep up to date with the missionary activities of the Martin family. Agustin and Family will be posting information, pictures & video here on an ongoing  bases.

If you would like to support the Martin’s missionary efforts please click the “Give” button at the top right of this screen.  Select “Agustin Martin” from the drop down when you fill out the form.

God is doing amazing things! I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Scott Casteel
Founding Pastor

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Casteel’s On A Mission 1st Post

As many of you know we have begun a new adventure and for those who do not, we wanted to get you up to speed on what the Lord is doing in our lives. Never in a our wildest dreams did we ever think the Lord would have us on a missionary journey in different parts of the United States and using the most unlikely circumstances and even people. Our journey began last August 2015 when we sold our house in 4 days after lots of prayer and seeking the Lord! Our “plans” or so we thought, were to buy a small house since both of our girls had gotten married and moved out. Our desire was to be debt free and to have as little overhead as possible so we would be free to do more ministry. Rick and Sheila Cleveland generously opened their home to us in what we thought would be a couple months at the most. Wrong! By January 2016, 4 months later we still had no signs of a house.

We had made a “Dream List” for our personal and ministry life and asked God to open or close doors for us in the next 4 months with June being the deadline. Nothing opened up. And we mean nothing, despite numerous offers on houses were made! Then in April, Scott went to a video production conference in Las Vegas with a good friend who offered his cabin to us in Drummond Island, MI for the summer. This was literally the first open door! We prayed and got confirmation that this was a great opportunity and favor from the Lord! The confirmations we got were interesting. Hebrews 11:8-10 – “It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going.  And even when he reached the land God promised him, he lived there by faith—for he was like a foreigner, living in TENTS. And so did Isaac and Jacob, who inherited the same promise.  Abraham was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God.” We have read that passage numerous times and it has never stuck out like it did during this time. Another passage that jumped out was Psalm 61:1-4

“Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint;lead me to the rock that is higher than I.For you have been my refuge,a strong tower against the foe.I long to dwell in your TENT forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.”

There was that word “tent” again and then we kept seeing articles on “sojourning”, another word that we had heard before but never really gave it a whole lot of thought.

verb
  1. stay somewhere temporarily.
    synonyms: staylive, put up, stop (over), lodgeroomboard;

    “they sojourned in the monastery”

The Lord was impressing upon us that we would be living in temporary dwellings for now and that we would not have a permanent home in this season of our lives. Lots of emotions ran through both of us. We had 2 PODS filled with all of our earthly possessions that needed to be sold and at first it was very hard to see them being taken by strangers for next to nothing. Although things are not important, a lot of them represented different times and occasions in our lives. Being married for almost 23 years we have acquired and the Lord had blessed us richly.  Talking to Kim she had never understood why it was so hard for the rich young man to sell all his possessions, give to the poor, and follow Jesus. Now she has a whole new understanding of how all encompassing that must have felt like. She has always said “things” don’t really matter to her but when she had to sell almost everything, she said it showed the true nature inside of her and it was not real pretty. Kim admitted she did cry at one point after selling most everything and thinking have we made a horrible decision? Selling our house, selling most of our belongings, leaving our grandkids and church family behind? And then our loving God always has a way of coming in and being THE Comforter, He reminded us of the passage Matt 19:29 “And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or property, for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life.”

So now as of June 2016 we are making our way to Drummond Island with one pit stop for a week in Shelby, Ohio. We are helping Scott’s Aunt Pat at Posey D’s her diner in Gallion. Along the way we intend to share the Good News of Jesus and to train believers to do the same in a very simple way.

Please keep us in prayer that we would be fruitful and find and make disciples wherever we go. We literally know no one and we will be starting from scratch, the Four Fields Discipleship Model at https://coopersonamission.com

If you would like to support us financially, click the GIVE button at the top right of the screen and select Scott and Kim Casteel from the drop down menu.

We love you all and are so thankful for your prayers and support. Let us know how we can be a blessing to you.

Love Scott and Kim

Preaching the Gospel till there is NO PLACE LEFT!! Romans 15:22-23

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