Thursday, April 9, 2015

We're Inviting You to Look to the Future in our Spring Newsletter!

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Ephesians 3:20, 21

Dear Friends and Family of Good News Ministries,

We would like to invite you to partner with us as we look to the future. As most of you know, our home that we lived in and the ministry building that we used was recently sold. It was difficult at first wondering what the Lord was doing, but since then so many wonderful things have happened.

The first thing that happened was God providing us with a place to live. It is small compared to where we lived, but it is only two blocks away from where we did live which allowed us to continue to minister to the same group of people without changing things a lot. Presently we are holding weekly Bible studies and other events in our home until our “mobile ministry” is up and running. Which brings me to our next praise.

We were given a mini-bus that is completely converted on the inside for us to use for Bible clubs and other ministry activities. We became very excited about what we could do with a “mobile ministry” where we could reach other areas of Livingston for the Lord and give help where needed. The bus needed some work done on it, but it is presently being repaired and should be up and running as well.

Now that we are moved, I have also been able to continue my visitation ministry of visiting, witnessing to, helping and praying with the folks that live in the low income area close to where we live.

As you can see, exciting things are happening and we are excited about this summer also. Churches have contacted us about coming and helping them run day camps and vacation Bible schools in other locations as well as running two to three weeks of our own day camps for low income children.

As with any change, however, there is also a downside. Recently we lost some support due to the death of a major supporter and another supporter having to drop us for financial reasons. That, along with the new addition of rent to be paid has put our budget in a deficit. We have found ourselves short several hundred dollars the past couple of months and have had to find short term work to help make up the difference. According to our umbrella mission organization BCM International, our support really should be about $1000 more a month.
We are asking you to first of all pray for us. That is what we need the most. No amount of
money is worth the prayers of our faithful friends who intercede for us. We have set a goal of raising our support by at least $500 a month before summer. That seems like an insurmountable task, but we know our God is able and can do anything. $500 would allow us to carry on our summer ministries and beyond as usual without having to cancel anything due to part time jobs. Please pray that God will send financial partners.

Secondly, we are asking you to pray about being financial partners with us. If you are able to support us for any amount on a monthly basis that would be wonderful. If God lays on your heart to give us a one-time gift of any amount that would be a blessing as well.

If God is laying it on your heart to support us financially you may send a check directly to BCM with a note saying that this is for the Tinkels account #642. You may also support us using a credit or debit card by going on line to, clicking on the “donate now” tab at the top, designate the amount, then, where it says “designation”, click “other” and then type “Tinkels #642” in the box that appears.

If you would like us to come and speak with you individually or to your church or Sunday School class please give us a call. We would love to get together with you. Our contact information is below.

Thank you ahead of time for your prayers and financial support. You will never know this side of Heaven how much it means to us to have loving friends who care about us. We thank God for you daily.

God Bless,

Tim, Sarah and the boys

Tim and Sarah Tinkel                                  BCM International                           
904 Lee Drive                                               201 Granite Run Drive, Suite 260           
Livingston, TN 38570                                  Lancaster, PA, 17601                               
Tim – 931-319-2551                                   Toll-free (USA): 1-888-226-4685             
Sarah – 931-319-3113                                                                                                      
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