Tim and I have been seeking the LORD in prayer, asking for wisdom and understanding of His will for our lives. We see clearly a new life in ourselves, as we get excited about the opportunities available to us. We live in a world where darkness tries to overturn the LIGHT OF THE WORLD, and we want to be a beacon. We want to serve Him and Glorify Him in the choices we make. It is our desire to give our lives as missionaries up to Him. How does that look? We wonder constantly what is in store for our next chapter in life. Tim has only two years left in his carpentry apprenticeship here in Denver at CITC, in which he hopes to continue working with Fransen Pittman (look at the Southglenn Branch Library... that was Tim's job last summer). But, the things of this world are easy to become attached to, and we want to look only to the Heavenly. Like Paul wrote to the Galatians, "May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Would you pray with us that we see God's desires for us, using our passion to serve a people group who is lost and suffering? And, even more importantly, that we can fulfill those desires, and live out our faith to share the GOSPEL whatever it might look like for the Kastenbees. We are very interested in learning more about life up on the Native American reservations in Northern Minnesota. After meeting Paul & Michelle Straubel last weekend, we are fired up about their mission. They shared with us what has been going on near Red Lake in the past few years, and let us into their lives as non-Natives in a Native land. We saw and heard the vision for Mokahum as we jumped on board to lift this family up in prayer. How will we fit into the picture? Do we? What does this mean for our heart for the people of South Asia?
What does it look like for us to GIVE UP our desires, and seek out, listen to, and answer the Lord?