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Happy July, friends!
We are embarking on a fun adventure with our family this month!  We are driving to Seattle, WA, and camping in Glacier National Park for a couple of days. Please pray for our days of travel to be safe, peaceful, and enjoyable. Pray for our time with my family out there, and for my dad specifically. God know our needs, and hears our prayers. This month, Tim worked with teams, youth through retirement, from Illinois and Pennsylvania to re-do the Men's Dorm roof, bust up and pour new sidewalks, place new gutters, renew the Volleyball court, and many other projects around Mokahum Ministry Center. Praise God!  Warrior Leadership Summit (WLS) is coming up this first week of July, also. Pray for Zane and Dan, the CIM staff who will be in attendance  displaying information about Mokahum! WLS is a five-day leadership conference that's all about equipping and empowering Native young people to grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus. Many of the Mokahum students have discovered the school through WLS in the past. As always, please pray for our family to stay the path of God's will for us, that we would seek Him and Glorify Him in all we do. 

Praising God for you, our wonderful team of support!!

Love in the Lord Jesus,
Tim, Amy, Cody & Jesse Kastenbauer

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