Castner Cronicles – Michelle Castner


By Michelle Castner

Dear Ladies,

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!

Thanksgiving Day also marked our one year anniversary here in Botswana. What a year it has been! We have a LOT to be thankful for as we look back at all that The Lord has done in our lives this past year. We could not have made it without the faithful prayers and support of our church and personal families. It’s not always been easy.. But knowing we have The Lord and His people on our side, it makes a big difference! We are thankful for the people that we are ministering to. We have seen some souls saved and it’s always a marvelous thing to see a baby Christian take their first steps. We have a lot of students in the correspondence school that we try and visit on a personal basis while they are studying. This often opens the doors to meet their friends and coworkers. There is a hunger for God’s Word here. Our adversary, the devil, is not happy with what we are doing and he seems to always know just where to strike!! Keep praying for us and the ministry here in Botswana!

As you go into this Christmas season it’s easy to get very busy “doing” things and not taking the time to worship the One that came into this world to die for our sins. I pray that all of us will keep our hearts and minds fixed on the right things. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!!

Michelle Castner


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