Brinkman Adventures Season Four

The following is a review of Brinkman Adventures Season 4 from Brinkman Adventures with the TOS Homeschool Review Crew. 

Have you heard of Brinkman Adventures?  We were introduced to their missionary stories in season one and we were all excited when we received Brinkman Adventures Season 4 to review. There are twelve episodes in this season totaling nearly six hours. We received a digital download. It is also available as a boxed set of CDs. 

The episodes continue chronologically from the previous seasons and are numbered accordingly:

37 A Paradise Lost
38 Remember Nhu
39 Aisha’s Fear
40 Heart Song
41 The Crashed Kitchen
42 Crisis In The Congo
43 The Mysterious Palm Feller
44 War of the Raccoons
45 The Five Guys
46 Toughest Man
47 Cambodian Quest
48 What Brings Us Together

The Brinkman family is a missionary family who share about the exciting things that happen to them and other missionaries as they share the love of Jesus around the world. Brinkman isn't their real name, and everything shared isn't always just like it happened. The real situations require some secrecy at times. But true events inspire their stories. 

One of my daughters shared "Sometimes the stories are about the Brinkmans. They include funny events such as the little brother drawing all over himself with markers, or "helping" make eggs for breakfast. Sometimes the focus isn't on the Brinkman family, but on friends or missionaries that they know. I like that the adventures are recorded by the real members of the family."

These audio dramas include sound effects (crickets just like outside our windows) and different voices for different characters which add another layer of realism to the stories. 

In the first story, the Brinkman family planned to host their first Missionary Adventure Camp. The circumstances affecting that camp were over the top emergency after scare after tragedy. The dam broke, devastating enough, but through every situation, Jesus love was shared. They taught the other missionaries at the camp about being flexible when unexpected events happen. 

The narrator now shares which parts of the drama are true. At the missionary camp, the missing guest speaker shared one of those true stories. He quoted Galatians 2:20 which my daughter chose a few years ago as her senior verse and etched it on her Bible cover.

He shared of missions started to help prevent girls from being sold into slavery in Cambodia. 

There is a brand new Brinkman-- baby Micah! 

Another adventure took us to a middle eastern country where faith in Jesus is shared with circumstances almost unimaginable in our country. 

Season four covers so many different countries and situations. My son liked the story of the ride to the Congo. 

Have you ever felt the Holy Spirit prompt you to stop what you were doing and pray for someone? Have you ever been in a hard situation and later find out someone was praying for you right at the same time that you were crying out to Jesus? Prayer is powerful and effective! These missionary stories show that clearly. 

There is so much in these adventure stories that we can relate to. One of the places that The Brinkman family visited in the Congo has a portable sawmill like my husband has been dreaming about. Visiting tradesmen use the trees that they cut and mill to make desks and other furniture to be used there. They also discussed conservation efforts and how they plant more trees for the future. 

I especially enjoyed when they sang together. 
"There is power in the name of Jesus to break every chain." 
We enjoy the truths shared in these stories, the missionary testimonies, and the family adventures. "Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world." These stories show how God can control circumstances and how He is absolutely greater than the power of the witch doctor. I think any family would enjoy learning about modern missionaries and the constant power of God as shared in these audio dramas. 

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Brinkman Adventures Season 4


  1. the portable sawmill is a neat idea isn't it? :)

    1. My husband dreams of owning one. We've watched demonstrations and he has the model he wants picked out. In our Louisiana humidity, we would also need a kiln to dry the boards. It made me wonder if weather is drier there since they didn't mention it.


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