My boys and I have been listening to a wonderful set of real life dramas from the company Brinkman Adventures.
We have been enjoying The Brinkman Adventures: Season 3 so much!
Even my boys have been really interested, to the point of asking if we can please listen to another CD right now, instead of waiting until the next day! I especially have enjoyed listening to the stories about the Brinkmans. The production reminds me of listening to my dad tell us about listening to favorite stories on the radio, and then hearing him tell us how HIS mother used to listen to “her stories” on the radio as well. 🙂
We received the CD version of Season 3. Though we had never heard season one or season 2, that did not matter one bit. The episodes in season 3 stand alone, as I expect those in the other two seasons would, too.
Ian Brinkman was given the idea for this program by the Lord while sitting in a motel room in Wisconsin. He was reading Luke 8:16 – 18:
“No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light. For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.”
Mr. Brinkman believes he was absolutely called to do this, and that it is an act of obedience to the Lord. Making this program, he and his family play the main characters (although their names are changed), and they interact with many people in the missionary life. You can read more about how this came to be here.
Season 3 comes as a four disc set. Each CD has three episodes on it.
1. God’s Mule
2. Mountain Mover
3. The Silent Ambassador
4. Translating Trouble
6. Acorns and Oaks
7. A Saint’s Story, Pt. One
8. A Saint’s Story, Part Two
10. Busy Bees And A Bullhorn
11. Missionary Tourist, Pt. One
12. Missionary Tourist, Pt. Two
The stories we have been listening to have ranged from adventurous, to funny, to downright dangerous. They are all true stories, with some details and/or names beeing changed. We really, really love them!
This large family of ten has put together what could basically be called reality programming for the radio, and this is the sort of reality program my husband and I have no problem with having in our home. The stories are just the type to cause us to think hard about what missionaries endure, and to remind us to ALWAYS be in prayer for them. Those of us who cannot go out to the foreign mission field, are still part of the mission work, whether through prayer, through giving, through producing programs such as The Brinkman Adventures: Season 3, and even by being among those who purchase these programs.
Without doubt, I encourage you to check out these wonderful programs! If you’d like to hear an episode for yourself, and download some printables to color, check them out here.
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