Monday, December 12, 2011

Tinkel Family Christmas Newsletter

Sarah's done it again! She's created another great newsletter. For those of you who are on our email list, you will be getting one via email soon. I wanted to share what's going on with our family and Good News Mission with everyone though. So, here is our Christmas 2012 newsletter.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

Ephesians 1:3

Dear Friends and family,

It is so hard to believe that another year has come and gone….where is the time going? Around our house we have been very busy with family, ministry, church etc. God is and has been so good and faithful! He has blessed us with wonderful prayer and financial partners, a wonderful church, great Bible Studies, great friends, awesome family etc.

Our boys have been doing very well. John Allen is a 6’ 1 fifteen year old young man who is starting to ask if we would teach him how to drive!! We are SO not ready for this!! LOL!! On a serious note we are concerned about teaching him to drive and him being blind in one eye. We knew this day was coming…but time has gone by so fast that it is now here and we are a little bit jittery about this new phase in his life and in ours. Please pray with us that God would give us wisdom and discernment in this new season. This month our middle son Joshua turned 11 yrs. old! Again time is flying by way too fast for my liking. It just seems like yesterday I was holding him in my arms and now he is a tall inquisitive young man who loves Jesus.  Jacob, our blue eyed boy who thinks he can do anything that his big brothers do, is growing like a weed. Pray for us this month concerning Jacob. Three months ago the eye doctor found a freckle in his eye. Because of our history with eye cancer for the next year we will be going every three months for the doctor to take measurements just to make sure that it is not growing. The doctor doesn’t think anything will come of it but it does bring back memories of another time with John Allen.

Tim and I are staying busy with the Mission. One of my ladies went into preterm labor in November and had to have an emergency C section. Little Chioz Jean weighing in at 3 lbs. 13 oz. is our newest member at Good News Mission. I love this part of ministry…being able to hold the babies and counsel young mothers on good and Godly parenting skills. We have started our Bible Clubs and are averaging about 12-18 children and adults. Here lately God has laid it on my heart that the people need to know the heart of Jesus. We have been learning how to pray for each other and learning how God loves our praise and how He loves to hear from us…and forus to listen to Him. They are learning to recognize His voice and most importantly of all learning Truth!!!

On December 17th from 12:00 – 2:00 PM we will be having our annual Holiday Meal at the Mission. (We call it our Holiday Meal because it is in between Thanksgiving and Christmas.).  Last year we were able to feed 250 individuals. The majority of this was take-outs to the shut-ins. This is one of the bigger events of ministry that the Mission does during the year. Pray for the volunteers and for the hearts of the people to whom we will be serving. This is such a wonderful ministering opportunity for my ladies who help deliver and help serve. They look so forward every year to being able to be a part of what the Mission is all about…being Jesus’ hands, feet and voice. If you would like to help in some way….PLEASE let me know. We would be so blessed and honored for your help!!!

We would like to thank you so much for all that you do for us!! We don’t tell you enough how blessed and thankful we are for each one of you…we are tremendously blessed!! May God richly bless you over Christmas and in the New Year to come!!!

In His Service,

Sarah & Tim Tinkel

Tim & Sarah Tinkel                             BCM Intl.
829 Hi Tech Drive                               201 Granite Run Drive Suite 260                                        
Livingston, TN 38570                          Lancaster, PA  17601
931-823-9320                                     1-888-226-4685
931-319-2551 (Tim)                  
931-319-3113 (Sarah)
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1 comment:

  1. Hoping that your Holiday Meal was a blessing for all that served and were served. It's been great seeing your wife and boys around Cookeville CBS too and I know that Robert will miss seeing John Allen each week. Merry Christmas to all the Tinkels!