Kostner, Paul & Beth



Meet the Kostners

Kostner family

Paul (from Illinois) and Beth (from Tennessee) Kostner met on a 1983 Teen Missions Team to the Philippines. They were married in 1986 and joined the staff of TMI in 1990. Paul and Beth learned that God has a sense of humor when, after adopting their daughter Lindsay (from the Philippines) at three years of age, siblings Colton and Danae promptly followed, to the amazement of the doctors. BJ  was adopted from Vietnam in 2002 and they claim that BJ is definitely the caboose. Paul’s previous training comes in handy as he is the head of the US Teams Department where he is responsible for all the travel arrangements of the staff and summer teams. He is also responsible for all the correspondence between the missionaries and TMI, along with phone calls and emails from the parents. Beth also works in the US Teams Department where she registers all the team members, leaders and volunteers. She is also responsible for obtaining visas for the team members. The Kostners both serve on the Governing Board of Teen Missions.

Prayer Requests

If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 4:11

  • Praise the Lord for faithful prayer and financial supporters
  • That our children would follow the Lord in every aspect of their life
  • That we would be good stewards of our time and finances that the Lord graciously provides


  • Paul – August 29
  • Beth – January 10
  • Lindsay – November 20
  • Colton – January 21
  • Danae – April 6
  • BJ – September 28


  • December 27, 1986

Missionary News

  • Kostner, Paul & Beth Newsletter (Winter 2017) February 3, 2017 KOSTNERS' KOMMENTS Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance and gentleness. I Timothy 6:11b   Dear Friends, Family and Former Team Members, It is January and the temperature today is finally below 80, but just below. There is supposed to be a “cold front” moving in with highs in the 60's. The leaves are dropping and it looks like Fall in places where there are real trees, not just palm trees. We had a wonderful Christmas holiday. All of the kids were ...
  • Kostner, Paul & Beth Newsletter (Fall 2016) November 9, 2016 Kostners' Komments Dear Family, Friends and Former Team Members, As I think back to the last few months, all I can say is “WOW!”. So much has been going on! Between graduation, packing, Boot Camp, summer teams, unpacking, a road trip to take Danae to college, another overseas trip for Paul, school, soccer, etc., I am wanting to scream “Time – you must slow down!”. Danae graduated in May. It was a nice ceremony that ended with rain – so much for using ...
  • Kostner, Paul & Beth Newsletter (Spring 2016) May 23, 2016 “The Lord gives His people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.”Psalm 29:11Dear Friends, Family and Former Team Members,Well, this is our last prayer letter before the summer. There is so much to say and so little space!Our family is doing well. Colton is working hard at the community college on getting his grades up so that he doesn't have an increase in his insurance rates :)! He is still not sure what area of study he wants to pursue. ...
  • Kostner, Paul & Beth Newsletter (Winter 2016) February 19, 2016 But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don't be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.II Timothy 4:5 (NLT)Dear Friends, Family & Former Team Members,What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of the country of India? Its size? How hot it is? The spicy food? Crazy drivers? The poverty? The many orphans? What is the ...
  • Kostner, Paul & Beth Newsletter (Fall 2015) October 29, 2015 Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God. May Your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing. Psalm 143:10 Dear Friends and Family,Wow! Where to begin???? I am sitting here trying to adequately put into words what a privilege it is to serve the Lord through the ministry of Teen Missions. What He did in our lives, in the lives of Colton, Danae and BJ and what He did in the lives of the team members ...
  • Kostner, Paul & Beth Newsletter (Spring 2015) June 1, 2015 Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.Hebrews 11:1 (NLT)Dear Friends, Family and Former Team Members,FAITH – One would think that I would have FAITH down pat, but it is an issue that I continue to struggle with at times. About the time I think I have incorporated it in my life, something comes up that reminds me that I still struggle. A couple of months ago ...
  • Kostner, Paul & Beth Newsletter (Winter 2015) February 23, 2015 "So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless." I Corinthians 15:58 Dear Friends, Family and Former Team Members, Wow! 2015! Weren't we just at Boot Camp???? We hope you all had a good holiday with your family and friends. We stayed here this year and just enjoyed our time at home. We didn't do anything exciting (much to our kids' dismay...). We were ...
  • Kostner, Paul & Beth Newsletter (Fall 2014) October 14, 2014 Dear Friends, Family & Former Team Members, Wow! How does one describe such an amazing summer? How can I adequately convey what an incredible team the Lord gave us? I hope I can give you a small glimpse of what a blessing this summer was to us as a couple, as a team and as a ministry! We had 18 team members—11 girls and seven boys. They ranged in age from 13 – 18. We had two other leaders—Thomas, who is a ...
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