Kostner, Paul & Beth



Meet the Kostners


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

  • Paul & Beth Kostner Newsletter (Winter 2018) February 2, 2018 Dear Friends, Family and Former Team Members, The Christmas holiday season has come and gone. We had a wonderful holiday. Once again, we decided to stay home. The weather was great and it was fun to be together as a family again. Lindsay was back for a few days, Colton stopped by frequently, BJ was out of school and did not have any soccer games and Danae was home from Wheaton! We did take a short trip up to Georgia to ...
  • Paul & Beth Kostner Newsletter (Fall 2017) October 16, 2017 Dear Friends, Family and Former Team Members,   Once again, I am at a loss as to where to begin this letter. What an amazing summer we have experienced! We saw first hand people come to know the Lord as their personal Savior, lives changed, as well as growth in our own lives and in the lives of BJ and Danae as they ministered this summer. There were those difficult moments, but God remained faithful as we sought Him in how to ...
  • Paul & Beth Kostner Newsletter (Spring 2017) May 11, 2017 Kostner 2016  The Lord your God is in your midst, a Mighty One Who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by His love; He will exalt over you with loud singing. Zephaniah 3:17 Dear Family, Friends and Former Team Members,   The Big Top tents are up. Chairs and boxes are being put in this week. Stages and equipment are set up. They are working on the lights. The temperatures are rising. The rains are holding off, so the ...
  • 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 ...
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