Featured Podcast: Abortion, Adoption, and Disability – Sasha Speaks with Joni & Friends – Parts 1 and 2
Sasha was blessed to share her story as an abortion survivor and Russian adoptee with Joni and Friends! While some may have seen the interview on social media, we wanted to share it here as well for others who may be interested. It is Sasha and our team’s prayer that the podcast blesses families touched in any way by adoption, abortion, orphan care, caregiving or grief. You can listen to the interview Part ONE Here and Part TWO Here.
Featured Video: Ting Ministries Introduction 2022
We are the Carpenter family. We have daughters adopted from all around the world! Brian and Stephanie Carpenter are the founders and directors of Ting Ministries – a nonprofit ministry. We are passionate about caring for “The Least of These” and being a Voice for the Voiceless, according to Proverbs 31:8-9.
Today, Ting Ministries works in the Indonesia, the Philippines, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, South Asia and the United States.
Most of our daughters have some type of special need – some mild and some more severe – but they are all our treasured daughters. Their special needs include: deafness, blindness, post traumatic stress disorder, Cerebral Palsy, spastic quadriplegia, Spina bifida, feeding tubes, epilepsy/seizure disorder, cochlear implant, club feet and other orthopedic issues, failure-to-thrive, global developmental delay, institutionalization etc.
Ting Ministries got its name from the Carpenters’ daughter Ellianna, whose Taiwanese name is Ya-Ting which means “to listen with your heart.” Avigayil “TinTin” is adopted from the Philippines and her orphanage and region is where Ting Ministries began ministry work in 2009.