Wednesday, February 27, 2013

We Give A+ Tutor Soft a. . . well . . . A+!

We love going to homeschool conventions. We have been to three of the large ones in the past three years. One of the things I love to do is just visiting the booths in the vendor hall. You can learn a lot about products just by talking to the vendors at their booth. One product that we have seen and become intrigued by is A+ TutorSoft Inc. We have talked with the vendor and really liked what we saw. When I found out that Joshua and I would have the opportunity to review the Third Grade A+ Interactive Math Online Homeschool Edition I was thrilled.
I really wanted Joshua to try using either the A+ Interactive Math Online Homeschool Edition or the CD Software version of A+ TutorSoft Inc. becuase he had been using the same math curriculum for a couple of years. It has been working great for him and he is learning, but it is paper and pencil and I wanted to see how he would do with an online math program. Other than one small thing (which I explain later) he seems to really enjoy  using it.
Here are the things that we like:
  • It is easy to access. You and your child (two separate ones) must create a login name and a password. After the simple registering and creating, you are ready to begin. You can see what the main screen generally looks like in the graphic below. You just click on the table of contents, choose what chapter and section you want, and start working. There is a short video that you  can watch to get you started if you like.
  • There are 15 chapters with about 10 sections in each (some have a few more, some have a few less). This curriculum covers the usual things such as the four main operations, decimals, fractions, time and money, but also contains chapters for algebra and geometry. I found this interesting for a third grade curriculum and we are looking forward to getting to those chapters. The reason I like the chapters and sections clearly shown is that we can know where we have been and where we are going. With an aspergers child that is often very important. It also shows me that A+ TutorSoft Inc. really thought this out and divided everything into bite sized chunks.
  • Now, here's what I really like - everything is animated! No, not with some silly cartoon character, but, when you click "play", the concept that is being taught is clearly explained. There are really three things that happen at once. The words appear, a ladies voice reads and explains as the words appear, and then there are animated graphics that appear that explain each step in a very clear manner. Some words and graphics are colored to give them more emphasis. It is really well done.
  • After the lesson is "taught" using the animated graphics, there is a Interactive Question and Answer Section that your child works through to make sure they have learned the concept begin taught. I like that it is animated like the lesson, and that there are a lot of affirmations for the child when he correctly answers a problem. If he incorrectly answers a problem, the section that he needs help with is explained again.
  • That is really all there is to the regular lesson. If you feel that your child needs additional help, there are both online or printable worksheets that your child can work through. I like the fact that you can choose either an online worksheet or a printable worksheet for your child to use. Some children need to be able to touch and manipulate things. It's good to put the pencil to paper every once in a while. The online worksheets are exactly the same as the printable worksheets. They are structured a bit differently than the online review questions that the child completes after each lesson is taught, but they are still easy to use. There is also an online calculator that your child can use if desired. I thought that was a nice added touch.
  • After your child has completed all of the sections in the chapter, he takes an exam that covers everything that was in the chapter. If he takes the exam online, then he must take it in a required amount of time. The time, however, can be adjusted by the parent. The online test has the time counting in the corner so the child knows exactly how much time is left. The test can also be printed out to be taken with pencil and paper if desired.
  • I appreciate how both the worksheets and exams have solution guides so that the parent can check the child's work or to have a problem explained to them. If desired the solution guides can be left open so that the child can check his own work, or they can be locked so that only the parent has access to them.
  • I really appreciate all of the "extras" that the A+ Interactive Math Online Homeschool Edition has for the parent and even some extras for the child. The parent and child can keep track of the progress being made by checking how the child is doing with the worksheets and exams. "But wait!" You may be thinking. "What if we printed out the worksheets and exams to be done with pencil and paper?" Not to worry. You can manually put the scores that your child made back in to the program and it will generate a progress chart for you and your child to see. After a child has completed a chapter successfully, there are Certificates of Accomplishment that can also be printed out. Things like this are a real hit with Joshua! 
  • I also like that everything can be printed out. There is even a way to print out everything that has been taught with the animations. Or, you can view the text version of chapters online.

We have really enjoyed using this program and plan to continue using it. So, what was the problem that Joshua had? Well, aspergers children often have very strong senses. They can often smell, taste, feel and hear things more acutely than other people can. Joshua has a very acute sense of hearing. For some reason he had a difficult time listening to the ladies voice during the animations. I couldn't figure it out at first. The voice seemed very kind and caring. Finally, he was able to explain that it wasn't the voice, it was how it was recorded. For some reason the recording makes her sound as if she is speaking in to a tin can. It has that kind of tone to it and it really bothered Joshua. I had to listen carefully to be able to notice it, but Joshua noticed it quickly and it really annoyed him. Probably a child that doesn't have sensitive hearing wouldn't notice it at all, but I thought I would mention it in case one of my readers has a child with an acute sense of hearing like Joshua.


We think that the A+ Interactive Math Online Homeschool Edition is great but what is equally as great is the price. Usually the price is $124.99 for a full year, $49.99 quarterly, or $19.95 monthly, however, if you order between now and the end of March you can save 50% by using the coupon code SPOFFER50. What a deal! To find out more about this program and all of the A+ Tutorsoft Inc. just click here or on any one of the hi-lighted links above.
As usual, many of the other TOS Review Crew members reviewed this product and other A+ Tutorsoft Inc. products in all grade levels and you can find what they had to say by clicking on the banner below. Happy Homeschooling!

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Monday, February 25, 2013

The Handwriting Without Tears Wet-Dry-Try App Gets Two Thumbs Up From Us!

Handwriting without Tears Logo
I had heard about Handwriting Without Tears since the beginning of our homeschool days. John Allen, however, was past the need to learn how to write, and the two youngers weren't in school yet. Little did I know that Handwriting Without Tears would play a significant role in two of my children's development. My two youngest sons, Joshua and Jacob, both have small motor problems. Many traditional writing programs are torture for them, believe me! We know, because we tried other programs with them. Both of them go to occupational therapy twice weekly and, lo and behold, what program do they use in therapy to help them learn to write? Handwriting Without Tears! We have been so pleased with how their handwriting has progressed. Then, recently, through the TOS Review Crew, we were invited to review their new Wet-Dry-Try App on our android tablet! Again, we were thrilled.
God has blessed us with so many things through the TOS Review Crew, and the Wet-Dry-Try App is one of them. We decided to assign this one to Jacob, our youngest, since he is just now learning how to form his letters. For a while Jacob had a love/hate relationship with using the Wet-Dry-Try App. I'll explain why, but I will tell you up front that it is not because of the Handwriting Without Tears program or the Wet-Dry-Try App itself. Some of it, actually, was my own fault. Read further to find out why.
HWOT Wet/Dry App Title page
The Wet-Dry-Try (WDT) App is very easy to use and to understand. It was developed for children who are learning to print or who are having difficulty with their printing. So, the app can be used especially for children who are in kindergarten and first grades, but also can be used for children who are pre-school aged and learning to write, and for older children who have difficulty writing. As I mentioned before, it is based on the popular Handwriting Without Tears program. I am not going to get into the actual Handwriting Without Tears program right now because that is not what I am reviewing. I'm only going to talk about their great Wet-Dry-Try App. However, I'm sure that you will catch the general idea of their methodology by what I say here. If you want to know more about the Handwriting Without Tears program itself, click here.

It is just a coincidence that the name "Sarah" is on the picture above. Actually, though, the WDT App allows for four children to use this app at any given time. We, of course, signed up Jacob as a user. Then we set up an account for "Little Sarah" so that we could use and experience the app as well.

HWOT Wet/Dry Pick and Practice
The first thing that you need to decide after you sign up is whether you are going to allow your child to "Pick and Practice" (see the above picture) whatever capital letter or number they want or whether you are going to use "Handwriting Without Tear's (HTW's) Winning Order". HTW begins children with capitals and numbers because they are the easiest to learn and they want the children to experience success before they move on to the lower case letters or words. With Pick and Practice your child can just pick any letter he chooses to practice his printing skills. HTW's Winning Order takes you through a proven order in which your child learns his letters. The start with what they call the "Frog Jump Capitals". They are capitals where you begin with a straight line down, and then "frog jump" back to the top again to complete the letter. In this category you will find letters like F, E, D, P and so on. Letters where you still begin in the upper left corner, but then don't go back to the starting point but to other points to complete them are called "Starting Corner Letters" and include H, K, L, U and others. Finally, you work on "Center Starting Capitals" such as C, O, Q, and G. You can see the actual Winning order in the picture below. At first, before we realized what the "Winning Order" was, we allowed Jacob to Pick and Practice. When we began to look at the app more closely, realized that it would be much better for him to use the Winning Order.

The first thing that happens after you click on a new letter is that a kind ladies voice demonstrates how to make that letter. You see the chalk on the simulated slate make the letter while she talks and explains what to do. There are sound affects that sound exactly like chalk writing on a chalk board and when a the chalk hits a stopping point their is even a "click" that tells the student that he has reached the edge of the board. All of the sound effects can be turned off if you don't think that your child needs them, or if your child is bothered by them.

Next, the kind lady asks you to wet the letter with the sponge. A small sponge appears at the starting point and your child is to put their finger on the sponge and "erase" the letter using the sponge. If the child deviates off of the chalk too much or lifts his finger when he is not supposed to, he is directed to start over of erase that line again. Again, the sound effect actual sounds like a sponge erasing chalk on the chalk board.

Well, after you wet the chalk board, there is always a wet spot left behind. So, the child needs to "dry" the wet spot using a cloth. Again, the child must put his finger on the cloth and "dry" the wet outline of the letter and, once again, the child is instructed to restart if he deviates to far off of the line of lifts his finger at the wrong time. And, yes, it sounds like a cloth going across a chalk board.

Finally, the child is instructed to use the chalk to write the letter himself. Once more, the child must stay on the dried line (it is still visible) and must not lift his finger until it is time. So, the child has watched the kind lady demonstrate how to make a letter. He has wet the letter. Then he has dried the letter, and finally he has written the letter himself. The whole time the kind lady uses encouraging words and language and is...well...very kind!

After the child completes the first level, he receives a star (see above and below). Receiving a star unlocks the next letter. You can go on to the next letter, or you can try  to receive another star on the letter you are on. The difference between the stars is that the first time through, the chalk, sponge, cloth, always appears and stays where the child is supposed to start the letter. On the second star the chalk, etc. blinks and gives the child a cue as to where the letter starts. Finally, the third star level expects the child to know where the letter is to begin and doesn't show or flash the item being used at all. Once your child puts his finger on the board, however, the item appears while your child is writing, wetting, or drying the letter.

If you think that your child needs more practice in knowing where the to start, you can lock your child in star level one. If you think he probably knows where a letter starts but might need a clue, you can lock him at star level two. Finally, if you think he needs to be able to write a letter on his own but relies on the clues too much, you can lock him at star level three.

Now, let me fill you in on why Jacob got upset when he first started using the Wet-Dry-Try App. We didn't realize that there was a place to choose the "stroke tolerance". When a child is first learning how to write a letter or if a child has fine motor control issues, he is probably going to deviate from the line more. Once a child has had some practice, he should be able to stay on the line more. There are two choices when you choose the stroke tolerance - Challenging (for the student who has some experience or has pretty good fine motor control) and Easier (for the child who doesn't quite have as good fine motor skills or is just starting out). We had Jacob on the Challenging level at first. Therefore, every time he deviated from the line even a little bit he would have to start over. He loved the app, but became very frustrated easily. When we realized that we could set the stroke tolerance he did much better and now enjoys it much more. 
HWOT Wet/Dry App Winning Order
Right now Handwriting Without Tears only has this brand new app for capital letters and numbers. They are going to wait until the reviews come in before they decide if they are going to develop and app for lower case letters and perhaps even for cursive letters. This app is available for Apple tablets and Android tablets but they recommend that the tablet have at least a 7 inch screen. They are researching the possibility of developing an app for iphones or android phones but it is not available at this time.

I will tell you right now that they don't have to wait for a good review to come in from us. We love the Wet-Dry-Try app. Not only does it fit in completely with what they are doing in therapy, but, since it is on our tablet, it can be taken anywhere. We can work with it in the car, at home, or while waiting at the doctor, therapist's office, etc. It has done wonders for Jacob's writing with him only using it the recommended 15 min. a day. Since Joshua has some difficulty forming his letters, I plan on using it with him as well. The Wet-Dry-Try app gets two thumbs us from us!

So, how much does an app cost that does all of that? Well, I was very pleasantly surprised ... no, I'll say SHOCKED, to find that the price for either the Apple app or the Android app is only $4.99! What a deal! This is definitely worth it folks! Click here or on any one of the hi-lighted links above to find out more.
As usually, many of the other TOS Review Crew members reviewed the Wet-Dry-Try App and other materials from Handwriting Without Tears and you can find what they had to say by clicking on the banner below! Happy Homeschooling!
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Friday, February 22, 2013

Song School Spanish


A couple of years ago Joshua and I had the great pleasure of reviewing Song School Latin by Classical Academic Press and absolutely loved it! When the opportunity came up for us to review their Song School Spanish program, we jumped at the chance. I was just heard someone say today that children have an amazing aptitude for learning languages and that their younger years are the best time for them to learn a new language. We love learning languages in our household and Song School Spanish makes it easy and fun.

Many of you know that Joshua is on the autism spectrum. Autism spectrum kids often will go through periods where they will grasp on to something and want to learn all that they can about certain subjects. They are often called "little professors" because they become very knowledgeable about those things. Recently, Joshua has become very interested in languages, especially Spanish. It hasn't reached the "little professor" level yet where he wants to learn everything he can about it, but we are praying that it does. Song School Spanish is written in such a way that it has the potential to take him to that level. Although it is recommended for ages K-3, and he is listed on the 4th grade level, it is really perfect for him. I think it would be perfect for his younger, kindergarten age, brother as well and plan on starting him with it soon.


In reality, both Joshua and I like Song School Spanish by Classical Academic Press. Let me explain what each on of us appreciates and enjoys about it.

What Joshua Likes:

Let's go with the obvious first.There are a few things that Classical Academic Press puts in to their younger age geared language programs that make it really appealing to kids. I think the number one thing that Joshua likes is the really fun songs that go along with all of the lessons. After all, this is called Song School Spanish! Bound in to the big 173 page student book (pictured above) is a song cd with over 44 songs on it. From the very first lesson, in fact it's the very first thing that you do, students are introduced to songs that reinforce the lesson for the week. These songs are fun and often use the tunes and words from other popular children's songs like - "If You're Feliz and You Know It". Other songs are original songs that help them learn the words or phrases for the lesson. Each lesson has at least two and often three or more songs that go along with it. I can often find Joshua walking around the house humming or singing the songs that he has learned from his language lessons.

Another thing that Joshua likes is the characters that guide him through all of the lessons. In Song School Spanish there is a rabbit character named "Conejo" (the Spanish word for rabbit) and a turtle character named "Tortuga" (the Spanish word for turtle). They are always prevalent in every lesson, but they are there somewhere. Either there is a song about them or there is a picture of them demonstrating what is being learned in the lesson.

Finally, Joshua just loves the lessons in general. They are fun and easy to do. Each lesson is to be done over a week long period. Usually the lesson starts with a "Words to Learn" with several (less than 10) words that they are to learn for the week. The weekly songs are then introduced to help learn the words. Then there are several sections that review what has been learned that week. Always there is a short "Chapter Lesson" section that introduces and explains the words or phrases that the child is to learn; a "Practice Your Spanish" section where you practice writing (tracing) the words or phrases that you learned; and a "Show What You Learn" section where the child answers simple questions about what they have learned that week. Those sections are found in every lesson. Other things that they may have Joshua doing are playing a game, putting on a puppet show, cutting and pasting, or doing some other fun activity that will help him learn the words. Remember, all of these things are to be done over a weeks period. Each child only does one or two sections a day (as well as review the songs) so each days lesson is well less than 30 minutes and usually just 10-20 minutes in length. Every few weeks you will find a review chapter where no new words will be introduced, but the child will review what has been learned in the previous few lessons.

What I Like:

I really like the Teacher's Edition (pictured below). It is very easy to use. It has student book replicated with all of the answers filled in but also includes directions on how to teach or help your child learn certain words and concepts, and also has extra games and things that you can do with your child to help him learn and remember what is being taught.

I also like that this isn't any "fluff" Spanish course for children. You can find what I call "fluff" foreign books and courses all over the place. You know the ones I'm talking about. The first week you learn the numbers one to ten. Then you learn the colors, etc. By the end of the year your child has learned a few numbers, a few colors, the days of the week and the months of the year and everyone feels happy. If that is what you are looking for, then check out some other curriculum. Song School Spanish is much more than that. Oh, yes, some of those things are included, but they aren't necessarily the dominant things. For example, Joshua won't learn the colors until chapter 17 and the numbers until chapter 19. Instead, in the first few lessons, your child will learn greeting words, words to help you make friends, question words and phrases, words from around your classroon or home, family and people words...and those are just in the first 9 lessons. By the end of the course your child will not just know his numbers and colors but will also know more complex phrases and words and, in some cases, even sentences. No, he won't be fluid in Spanish, but he will know a lot more than just his days of the week.

Finally, I really like all of the "extras" that are included in Song School Spanish. If Joshua wants he can head over to "Headventure Land" where he can find online games and activities to practice his Spanish. When we get his younger brother, Jacob, started, we can download coloring pages that Jacob can color and use to reinforce each lesson. If I can't figure out how to pronounce a letter or a word, I can check out the free pronuciation audio download. There are even bonus songs that can be downloaded or fun " Spanish Amigo Match" cards that can be purchased separately.

We are very satisfied with Classical Academic Press and their language programs. This is the second one that we have reviewed and both are quality programs. I would encourage anyone who is looking for a Spanish program for their lower elementary student or learning challenged older elementary student to check them out.


So, after hearing all of my accolades about Song School Spanish you might be thinking that this is a really expensive program. Well, not so! The student work book that comes with the CD is only $24.95. The teacher's edition, sold separately is just $24.95. You can buy both in a bundle that includes the Spanish Amigo Match cards that I mention above for just $66.95 (the Spanish Amigo Match cards are sold separately for $26.95. We have reviewed and used a lot of language curriculum in our household and I can tell you that this is a deal! Just click here or on any one of the hi-lighted links above for more information.

As always, many other reviewers from the TOS Review Crew used Song School Spanish and other Classical Academic Press curriculum. You can find what they had to say over at the Schoolhouse Review Crew blog by clicking here. Happy Home Educating!

Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Review Crew I was sent a free copy of the Teacher and Student editions of Song School Spanish in order to use and give my honest review on this blog. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

How to Succeed in Anything in Life.

Of course I would add that you need to have a saving faith in Jesus Christ, but the rest I agree Just Do It!

Watch this video and Just Do It!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Ever had a day like this?

Have you ever had a day like this? I have. We all do sometimes. When we do, we just have to remember that our "cheese" - God's Word - can work miracles. We will overcome!
(no animal was harmed in the making of this video)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Belated Birthday to Jacob!

Unfortunately the winter flu bug has hit our family and I haven't been blogging as much lately. Really, the past couple of months I haven't been blogging hardly at all (that has got to stop) but that is beside the point. Anyway, I realized today that in all of the sickness blahs I forgot to mention Jacob's birthday! It was last Saturday.

So! Here goes...

Happy Birthday to my wonderful, energetic, awesome, cute, lovable, youngest son, Jacob. I love you with all of my heart.

The Tinkel Winter Newsletter is Here!

My beautiful wife is at it again! Here is our winter newsletter! Thank you ahead of time for all of your prayers.
Isaiah 58:8-12

8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness[
a] will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
9 Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

“If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.
11 The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail. 12 Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins
and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,
Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.


Greetings in Jesus,

I was praying and doing Bible study when I came across the above verse in Isaiah. As I read it I thought how appropriate it was in regards to what we do here at Good News Mission. My favorite part of the above verses is the last part of verse 12 “… will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.” God has and is enabling us to help repair the broken walls of people’s lives and to restore the streets with Dwellings. Most people are uncomfortable with the ministry that God has given us. They have formed preconceived judgments because of the stereotypes of “the projects.” We have been told bluntly that “We don’t want those dirty nasty people in our church…” What people forget is that to God the “project” people are near and dear to His heart. He loves them so much and came to die for them just like He did for me. All they see is the outside or where they live…they don’t see the hearts of these people and how they are trying to learn to listen to His voice when He speaks…to help their neighbors when they can so that they can be like Jesus. In August we were trying to save money to go to our Mission’s (BCM Intl.) annual conference…the battery went dead in our van, we had a bad tire and money was very tight. God provided for each of these “inconveniences” through people that we least expected. In one case one of our ladies asked us to come down to her house. She handed Tim something and told Tim not to look at it until he got home. She told us we were to use it toward our trip to conference. When Tim got home he opened his hand and there was a $100 bill! This was a HUGE sacrifice to her because she lives on a very limited budget. I told Tim that she couldn’t afford to give us that much money….that was her grocery money. She knew that God would provide for her…she told us she had to be obedient to what God told her to do. Tim and I cried tears of thankfulness for the obedience of this special lady. She knew her God and knew that He would bless and take care of her….and He did.

In September change came to our extended family. My sister was diagnosed with a non-cancerous brain tumor that required surgery as soon as possible. God was so good and faithful during this time. She was on numerous prayer lists and because of all the prayers God did such miraculous works. She was told her surgery would take around 6 hours…it took only 3 ½ hours. She was told she would be in ICU for 72 hours…24 hours later she was in a regular room. They told her she would be in the hospital for 7-10 days…4 days later she was home recovering. I spent a large part of my time with her and my mom helping take care of her. Also in September God really convicted Tim and I on getting an active board for the Good News Mission going again. We had grown lax in not being accountable to anyone. So we prayed and asked God to give us a list of names to pray over. Our prayer was that God would raise up a board after His own heart. We wanted to be blameless before God and others. At this time the Good News Mission’s finances were zilch. Giving had gone down to the point that we wondering if maybe God had other plans. We were willing to start meeting in our house if we had to but we felt that we had to take a step back and evaluate exactly what He had in mind. The first step

was to get a board and then we felt that things would fall into place. Because of our obedience God handpicked the men and women He wanted on this board. Now the Mission is able to meet its monthly bills and God is opening doors…and closing some as well. All I know is that God is continuing to bless Good News Mission…all because of us willing to be obedient.

November….Every year for the past 10 years the Mission would do a big meal for the community between Thanksgiving and Christmas and we called it our holiday meal. This year we teamed up with another mission organization and did a huge community Thanksgiving meal in which we served over 800 individuals!! Area churches and organizations came together and provided for different parts of the meal and we were able to help many who were in need. It was precious to see the body of Christ come together and minister to our community. God is so good and faithful!! To see a short video of this you can go to and type in Good Samaritan/Good News Mission community thanksgiving meal Livingston, TN. To see the Good News Mission video that Tim and I made go to and type in Good News Mission Livingston, TN.  You will be blessed.

In December Tim and I were able to love on our ladies by cooking a nice meal for them and giving them gifts. Two of our board members wives were able to come and be with us and the ladies got to meet and know them a little better. It was a good time of fellowship with new faces in attendance. We were also able to spend time with extended family and minister to others.

Coming next is Tim and I planning and praying over our summer ministries. Right now we are praying about having two day camps here at Good News Mission, a VBS at our church, and a possible mission’s trip to Canada to work at one of BCM’s camps for a week (maybe two). Please be in prayer with us that God would lead and guide us as we pray and plan over these different ministering opportunities. Our hearts are so blessed at what God is doing in our lives…His provision (in all areas of our lives)…how He is teaching and training us to be what He needs us to be FOR Him so that He can be glorified in all we do.

Thank you for being a part of the blessings in our ministries!! There are times we get discouraged and we question God’s calling on our lives and He always…..ALWAYS uses one of you to be His voice, hands and feet to reveal His heart to us… to let us know that we are doing what HE wants us to do. Please pray for us because there are times it is hard being a missionary (or being in the ministry). All we want is to do His will and be a part of whatever it is that He is doing!! Thank you for believing and being a part of His ministry!! We are blessed!!

Blessings in Christ,


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)                                                   our account #0642


When giving toward our support make checks payable to BCM Intl. and send to the above address. On a separate sheet of paper put our name and account number. Thank you!!



Prayer Request:

1.)    Sarah’s health...I have a lot of health issues right now and now that we have insurance I am getting the works done to figure out what is going on with me.

2.)    Our children’s spiritual growth that God would use them for His glory and purpose

3.)    Our support…we have had a church that after 14 years to drop us…this was a major contributor to our monthly support…pray for increase

4.)    Our different ministries…to expand our territories and areas of ministry

5.)    Our faithful supporters that God would continue to bless and favor each one


Praise Reports:


1.)    Tim and I now have health insurance

2.)    Our church and the growth that our family is experiencing right now

3.)    God’s provision for our daily and monthly needs

4.)    Good News Mission and what it means to the community

5.)    Faithful supporters that give sacrificially