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Castner Cronicles – Michelle Castner

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Greetings from Botswana! I hope all of you had a good Thanksgiving. We enjoyed a traditional turkey and dressing meal with all the trimmings. Of course, when you are living in a foreign country you have to be a little more creative about some of our traditional dishes. You can’t always find the same ingredients and you learn some pretty interesting substitutions!

Michelle Castner – The Castner Chronicles

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It’s been almost two months since we pulled out of the church parking lot. We have already traveled thousands of miles, been in many of the beautiful states that we enjoy in our great country, and have had the privilege to be in some very special churches and visit some of the Lord’s greatest servants!

Michelle Castner – The Castner Chronicles

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I can’t believe we have been here for 4 months already! It has been a very blessed 4 months spiritually and physically. You have all been so kind and helpful to our family as we have made our adjustments to being back in the States. I think that most of the culture shock is wearing off, although a part of that never goes away. That may be hard to understand (I don’t always understand it) but I think that some of it has to do with the fact that somewhere in the future we will have to say good-bye again and the Lord helps us prepare for that by not letting us feel completely “at ease”.

Michelle Castner – The Castner Chronicles

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The definition of joy is “a feeling of great pleasure and happiness that does not necessarily rely on our circumstances. Joy is a fruit of the Spirit that the Lord expects us to cultivate. (Gal.5:22-23) True joy stems from our relationship with the Father and the Son. “…and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.” (I John 1:3-4)

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Michelle Castner – The Castner Chronicles

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Greetings from a beautiful Chile! We are enjoying cooler days, the sounds of the children returning to school, and the changes in scenery that the early fall brings. We are also in the process of packing up our house and preparing for our furlough back to the States. We are looking forward to being at home and spending time with our home church and visiting our supporting churches.