Celebrating Avigayil Christina Carpenter
February 27, 2007 – November 5, 2018
For those wanting to celebrate Avi’s life with us, her funeral arrangements are as follows:
1) Viewing will be Friday, November 9th from 12-2 pm at Thompson Funeral Home 126 S. 9th Street Lebanon, Pa 17042
2) A separate service celebrating Avi’s life will be on Monday, November 12th at 11am at Palmyra Grace Church 799 Airport Road Palmyra PA 17042
All are welcome to attend (children are welcome as well!)
Refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ting Ministries- Philippines to fund “Tin Tin’s House” for Orphans and street children.
Our precious princess Avigayil Christina (Tin Tin) went home to be with Jesus in her sleep early Monday morning We had an incredible weekend as a family – first at the banquet of our ministry partners and then at a picnic with our dear friends and other adoptive families. Avi had a great weekend and fell asleep that night laughing and talking.
This is so hard! The depth of our pain and loss is like nothing we have ever known but the peace of Our Lord Jesus is also in our midst.
I am grieving like I never knew possible! Anyone who has ever met Avi knows the deep love and bond she and I share. As our pastor was praying with Brian and myself – I heard Avi say “Mommy I’m running…I’m running.”. She is now running with Jesus and all my rescued animals who have gone home ahead of me.
Avi’s life started Ting Ministries. Her story is one we will share in days and weeks to come. Because of her life, Ting Ministries Philippine ministry began- it was literally all for her and because of her. We provided funds for 2 years to her orphanage to feed her through her feeding tube before we were able to adopt her. We always dreamed to build a home for the street children in her former city and name it Tin Tin’s house and never had the funds to do so. Avi will live on and her life will continue to change countless other lives. She will continue to be a voice for the voiceless.
We will have a viewing later this week here in Lebanon Pa and are having a service to celebrate her life at Palmyra Grace Church in Palmyra Pa…most likely Monday. Details will follow…life has been a big blur since Monday.. all are welcome to come celebrate our dear precious baby and her amazing little life.
She filled me with joy like none other and I loved everything about her- her toothless grin, her smell, her laughter and giggle and her enjoyment of worship music and the beach!
I love you my Avi baby always and forever and someday soon I will run with you baby girl…soon!
Come join us if you are able -we would love to see you and have you share in the joy of her life and the tears of missing her on this side of heaven.