Tuesday, January 25, 2011

LOVE!

Good day to you all!

Shay and I long to see the purest form of the love of Jesus. We want to have a true revelation of what it is to be a son and daughter of Jesus. We long to reach our hands up and know He is going to reach down and pick us up. He has been undoing us with with His reckless love for us. He is a furious, loving God who wants to radically sweep the lost into His arms. He has been doing this to Shay and I.

We know this is the truth that we are to take to the world. His reckless, abandoned love has the ability to transform the prostitutes, free the addicted, love the loveless and father the fatherless. We want to see the lost proclaim that they have been adopted and call Him "Abba, Father!"(Rom. 8:15-17). He longs for us to take this message to the broken.

The Lord is doing amazing things in our lives. We are truly learning to rely on Him. We know He is a God of miracles. We put our trust in a God who acts not the acts of God.

We still need more money by the 3rd of Feb. We have received $250 of the $10,000 we need for the downpayment for our outreach. We know the Lord is faithful and we know He has called us to YWAM and to go on this outreach. Please continue to pray and believe with us for this financial miracle. We know it is a lot.

We hope to have some pictures and maybe even a video up soon.

Blessings from the Casteels!

The Casteel Adventure

Friday, January 21, 2011

Experiencing our calling!

Hey everybody.

Blessings to you all. We are having an amazing time here in Kona. We are falling in love with our experiences. We had an awesome class this week. I feel a longing for more of Jesus everyday. Shannon and I feel that the Lord is doing some serious pruning of our lives. We long for more so I would say that is a good thing!

Every Tuesday night, we go to downtown Kona for outreaches. These nights, for shay and I, are to build relationships with the locals. We met a girl 2 weeks ago who had just had a baby 5 months ago. Her name is Kuohu and the little boy's name is Zander. Shay and I were able to pray with her and we know that the Lord planted something in her soul that night. She was downtown dealing with her new boyfriend so she could make some money. We really hope to see her again soon so please agree in prayer with us. We know she longs for more to be added to her life.

I know this is brief, but we want to let you all know some of the things we are doing here. Also, please continue praying with us concerning our outreach in April. We have gotten our first $20 towards the downpayment for the 4 of us, but we still need $9,980. We know the Lord has called on this outreach.
We long to see the kingdom of God brought to Berlin, Amsterdam and France.

Thank you all so much.

Sincerely,
Blake

P.S. Let me know if you would like the information concerning a tax deductable donation!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Casteel Adventure!

Hey Everyone,

We hope you all are doing well. We are excited to tell you that we found out where our YWAM outreach is heading. Are you ready? We are going to Berlin, Amsterdam and the South of France. We are so excited. The Lord has been so awesome. Our DTS(Fire and Fragrance) has been amazing. We have already made incredible friendships and are living in a life giving community. We are pursuing revival of our hearts and then taking it to where the Lord wants us to go.

We also wanted to share our needs with you all. We need your prayers. Things are going great but it never hurts to have people praying for us. Also, we need $10,000 dollars by February 3rd for the downpayment of this outreach. All 4 of us are going so it is a lot. This will include food, housing and all the extra things you end up needing on a outreach trip.

Please consider helping with our support. We have 2 weeks to raise this money. We know that the Lord is leading us. Our hearts are for the nations.

On the right side of our blog page we have a donate button that will allow you to donate to our PayPal account. If you are interested in a tax deductable donation, contact me and I will let you know how you can do that!

We are so thankful that you have read this. We will post another blog soon.

We love you all.

Love,
Blake, Shannon, Shiloh and Arrow
The Casteel Adventure!