Catching Up With The Castillos

Blessings in the Waiting

Here is your weekly dose of “Catching Up with the Castillos,” a list of what we’ve been up to or will be doing soon.  

What We’ve Been Enjoying

We’re still in Albuquerque waiting for Paraguay to open its borders.  It has been a time of refreshing for us as we wait on the Lord.  We’ve been going to church often and enjoying the sweet fellowship of the saints.  Even at partial capacity due to Covid, it is still such a gift to be able to worship with other believers.    

We continue to be overwhelmed by the goodness of God over our lives.  Thanks to a very generous friend, and upon their request, we were able to give Bubbie a birthday fit for a king.  He was able to bring his cousins along on the tram (the longest aerial tram in the Americas), order a custom cake and get more toys than we’ve ever been able to give him ourselves.   It was such a blessing for all of us.  

What We’ve Been Doing

Locally, RK and I helped with worship and prayer on “Holy Spirit Night.”  You can watch it here.  

In Hawaii,  RK is still actively involved with Transform Our World Hawaii.  They’ve been doing a lot of good locally, doing things like supporting local musicians (who have had limited work due to coronavirus) and working to end domestic abuse.  They are doing a free conference called “Aloha on Purpose: Still Get Chance,” from July 22nd through 25th.  You can learn more about it here.

In Paraguay, a businessman who had attended training in Kansas City,  got challenged by God to do more.  He started a couple of home churches which became more house churches during the quarantine.   Our YWAM Asuncion staff members are now teaching these house churches using a tool that RK created called the BeOneTrainOne card.  

What We’re Celebrating

During “Holy Spirit Night,” a boy who had been hit by a car was healed!  

Down in Paraguay, our team signed the lease for our property.  It will be the home of the YWAM base we are pioneering for the next 5 years.

In part due to Covid, we’ve had to come up with some creative ways to do outreach.  We’ve been using facebook ads to reach the people of Paraguay.  We’ve basically been able to reach every cell phone in the nation with messages of hope in Jesus.  Here’s a link to one of the videos we’ve shown throughout Paraguay. 

What We Need Prayer For

  • Open borders.  Paraguay’s borders are still shut.  We’re praying for the borders to open up.
  • A place to live.  We have a place here in Albuquerque until the end of this month, so we will need to find a place to live by the end of July.
  • Blessings on our businesses.  Please pray for favor and profitability in our online marketing businesses: Purpose Concepts & Beautycounter.
  • RK’s health.  He seems to have shingles.  Please pray for his speedy recovery.  

What’s Coming Up

RK will be preaching this upcoming weekend at New Life City.

RK is doing a free challenge that starts on July 20, 2020.  The Purpose Discovery Challenge will help you to find your purpose so that you can make a difference in the world.  Join the challenge at

 It’s hard to believe that it’s been over three months since we left Hawaii.  We thought we’d be in Paraguay by now.  However, despite not being able to travel according to plans, the gospel continues to go forth.  We’re still seeing thousands impacted with the gospel message.  And despite being locked out of Paraguay, we’re still seeing God move here and abroad.  

I hope this message inspires you to accomplish more than you thought possible.

May the Lord richly bless you in every way! Much love to you and yours…

RK, Like, Lena, Ahi & Bubs