Thank you all for your prayers regarding our ministry and summer day camps. With both Sarah and me working part time jobs, this summer has been different and challenging to plan, purchase needed supplies, and to just plain implement. Sarah’s work schedule is more flexible and she can take needed days off. At my job they have graciously worked around the day camps but I still have to work some evenings after day camp is over. It can and has gotten very tiring. Please continue to pray for my stamina.
Day camps have been a great success so far this year. We have many new faces as well as some children that have come in years past. For the first three weeks we are studying about Jesus using BCM International’s curriculum “Who Is Jesus Christ?”. Our last week of Day Camp we are going to be studying about the life of David using one of BCM’s studies that are written for Christian Camps. So far this summer we have had one boy trust the Lord during our first week and one girl trust the Lord this week. We have tried a lot of new and fun games this year as well. Pictures and a video of some of them are below. The summer lunch program is not going to be providing lunches for us during the week of June 29 – July 3 and there is a good possibility that they may not be able to provide them of for us the last week of camp as well. If you are local and would like to help provide meals or if any of you would like to donate for the cost of the meals please let us know.
Pray also for our support. This fall we would love to start using the Bible Club van to hold two or three Bible Clubs in different areas of town. We have several kids – all boys – that are coming to day camp that live in the same area – a very impoverished area of town. My heart has gone out to these boys and I would love to start a club in that neighborhood as well as in the projects close to where we live. With a job with a schedule that changes from week to week, it would be difficult to have a weekly Bible Club at a set time. Our goal was to increase our support by $500 by the beginning of summer. God has graciously given us an increase of $220 so far. In all actuality, we really need an increase of over $1000 but had set the goal of $500 for this summer. If you would like to know more about how to support us, or if you know of a church or other individual that might be interested in supporting us and our ministry, please contact us using the information below.
Thank you again for all of the prayers. They are greatly appreciated and felt.
Tim and Sarah Tinkel – Good News Ministries – 904 Lee Drive – Livingston, TN – 38570 – Tim’s Cell – 931-319-2551 – Sarah’s Cell – 931-319-3113