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July Ministry Update | Making Disciples for Christ Among Native Americans

We send these updates out with receipts for donations each month, so when I think of it, I will also post them here. Then, you can all share in lifting up this call we have to disciple Native Americans! Thank You for your love!

Happy Summer! We are so excited to share with you that our sweet Anna Evelyn arrived safely on June 10th, weighing 8lbs 5oz, and she is adorable, healthy, and very well loved. The boys are thrilled to hold their sister and give her lots of love as much as they can. Thank You for your loving prayers for a safe delivery, we praise God it went just right and Amy is recovering quite well. Tim is busy at Mokahum and at the Ten Oaks building this summer with teams who graciously volunteer to help us out on their missions trips. God is so good to continue providing for us always as we live and serve here within the Native community of Cass Lake. 

Please keep praying for: 
  • our family to be light and love, 
  • us to build relationships specifically with local Natives, 
  • raising our family in His name, 
  • Amy's body to heal completely from Auto-Immune issues, 
  • Tim to keep going strong with a busy summer,
  • the kids and us to have a sweet summer full of His rich blessings!

Lots of Love in Christ's Name, 

Tim & Amy, 
Cody (almost 4!) Jesse (21 mos) and Anna (a few weeks old) Kastenbaue


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