Welcome to Ting Ministries!
We are the Carpenter family. We have nine special daughters adopted from all around the world! Brian and Stephanie Carpenter are the founders and directors of Ting Ministries – a 501(c)3 Christian nonprofit orphan ministry. We are passionate about caring for “The Least of These” and being a Voice for the Voiceless.
Our daughters all 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.
Our first adoption was from Russia and Sasha was never supposed to walk and was headed to a mental institution. She is now 20 years old and a double major at Bucknell University. Sasha is also the Administrative Assistant and Director of Technology of Ting Ministries and has a heart for the aging out orphans.
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. Today, Ting Ministries works in the USA, Philippines, Ukraine, China and Bulgaria.