MIKE KASTLE is a servant of the Lord called to minister to unreached people in closed countries. Mike is a licensed attorney and practiced law in the United States for over twenty years, while also planting and managing Christian ministries for underground mission work in communist countries. Mike eventually moved overseas with his wife for full-time mission work in China, also extending into North Korea. Mike has four children, all who serve the Lord in various capacities. Mike is a graduate of University of Virginia School of Law, James Madison University, and Christ For The Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas. The nature of Mike’s work requires privacy for reasons of security, so the name Mike Kastle is a pseudonym so as to maintain anonymity. Mike’s true identity is kept private for the time being.
Through years of ministry, Mike observed that many of us have a sense that God has called us to serve Him, whether this may be in fulltime service or in specific and practical ways in everyday life. But we may sometimes be unsure and ask, “Exactly how do I walk in this calling?” and “When do I begin?” Mike had these same questions.
Some said that the call to ministry is difficult, so if there is anything we can do other than that, we should, and if the Lord compels us forward in the ministry, we will know it is Him. Others said that we must plan out our education and ministry career pathway and stick to it without distractions. One church leader even told Mike personally that ministry is only valid if it involves church planting or evangelism. Maybe you have received this advice, too. The best guidance Mike received, however, was from a senior missionary from Britain who told him many years ago the simple truth: we simply must “find out what God wants us to do and do it.” Join Mike in the journey of seeking God and His will for our lives and ministry, and taking the steps to fulfill His plan and destiny for us.