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Prayer Letters
Saturday, 5 December 2009
December 2009 Prayer Letter

We are blessed….

Greetings in Jesus,

I love this time of year….the lights, the music, the decorating and especially the chance of snow, but the one thing that I love the most is the celebration of our Savior’s birth. God has been so good to our family and to Good News Mission over the last year. He has blessed in ways that have left me speechless one moment and in tears the next. Here is a glimpse of what God has been doing.

In October we had an Halloween outreach in which we served food and had carnival type games. My ladies ran the games and we had about 60+ kids and adults to participate in the different activities. We also had our first girls cooking class. We had 12 girls to attend and we made and decorated cupcakes. The girls were so excited and had such a good time. In November we had another girls cooking class and we expanded our menu a little bit. We fixed pizzas using hamburger buns and we made dirt cake…this has definitely been a big hit… even with the boys. The boys wanted to have a cooking class as well and so we had our first boys cooking class the middle of November. Who would have thought that just a simple thing as a cooking class would be such a big hit with all the children. I think the big attraction is getting out of the house, eating and being with people who care about them and who will listen and pray with them. We are still doing the women’s cooking classes once a month and brainstorming about different service projects that the Mission can do. These ladies are such sweet blessings and it is neat to see how God is using them for His service and glory. They have such servants hearts and want to be a blessing to others. I love to see their eagerness and see how God is working in their lives. Upcoming events that the Mission will be having in December is our annual Holiday Meal on December 13th from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. We will be asking local churches and organizations to help with certain parts of the meal. The ladies will be helping to serve, decorate and do whatever else needs doing. If you would like to come and volunteer or donate things please let us know. We can always use the help and it would be greatly appreciated and such a blessing.

Our family has been doing ok. We have had a bout with the H1N1 virus that knocked us out for over a week. We all came through that OK. Tim was the only one who didn’t have it and he was a great nurse. Joshua is still doing his therapies and is doing great in home schooling. He is getting so big and we can see big improvements in his behaviors and attitudes. John Allen is your typical teenager with the attitudes and mouthiness that comes with it. I am not liking this stage of parenting to much….LOL….but he has his good days. He is such a good big brother and such a blessing to his parents. Jacob is another story…please be in prayer for Jacob. We have to go to Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN to see a pediatric neurologist on January 29th. Jacob has had some major changes in his behaviors and we had an MRI that showed some asymmetrical abnormalities. Our doctors have said that it is not a tumor or cancer but would feel better if a specialist checked it out. Our doctors are thinking that maybe Jacob has Asperger’s like our other son Joshua. Please be in prayer for us. We are going to have Jacob tested at the Centers of Development for occupational, behavior and speech. We have started the paper work for testing and it looks to be a long process. This road is a familiar, long and challenging one and we ask that you please be in prayer for us that God would guide and direct our steps in every move we make.

We want to thank each of you for being such a sweet encouragement and blessing to our family. We are honored to be co laborers with you in this God centered ministry. God is doing great and mighty things and He is blessing ALL efforts being made on behalf of this special ministry. May God bless you in ALL that you do for His glory and for His kingdom.

In Christ,

Sarah & Tim Tinkel

Sarah & Tim Tinkel BCM Intl.
829 Hi Tech Drive 309 Colonial Drive
Livingston, TN 38570 PO Box 240
1-931-9320 Akron, PA 17501 1-888-bcmintl
Account #0642

Please make checks payable to BCM Intl. and on a separate piece of paper put our account number and that it is for Tim and Sarah Tinkel‘s support. Please do not put anything on the memo line.

Prayer Request:
1. Our support…this is a serious concern to us
2. Jacob and his doctor’s appt. on January 29th
3. Our children John Allen, Joshua and Jacob
4. Good News Mission and its various ministries

1. God’s blessings
2. Our prayer and financial supporters
3. Our children and the growth that we are seeing
4. Good News Mission

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Posted by tink38570 at 11:22 PM CST
Updated: Saturday, 5 December 2009 11:38 PM CST
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