International Adoption, Sasha's Story

Read Sasha’s Published Book Chapter in the Latest Adoption Story Anthology

Ting Ministries is excited to announce the publication of Sasha’s book chapter, “Lessons I Learned as an Adopted Daughter.” Sasha was one of 28 voices in the adoption community to come together in the newest adoption anthology, “Hope for the Adoption Journey.” Compiled by Katherine Piper, the collection features stories of struggle and joy, a collection of stories meant to comfort and encourage readers from all parts of the adoption community.

Here’s an excerpt of what Sasha had to say about her chapter. You can read more on her blog HERE.

Natalya

[…]My chapter [in the anthology] focuses on exactly what the title suggests: lessons I’ve learned growing up as an adopted daughter and sister to other special-needs siblings. I believe that my parents have raised me with a different perspective on many issues adopted children face, such as: questions of identity, birth family, dealing with trauma and more. It has given me complete freedom from the struggles commonly faced by adopted kids. This freedom, rooted by an identity in Christ alone, has given allowed me to pursue my God-given passions to be a Voice for the Voiceless.

Started in my junior year, it is incredible to now see the finished book in front of me. A lot of things have happened since then – including the adoption of my two newest sisters and finding my birth family in Russia! As I wrote my chapter, I wanted to provide mothers, families, and other adopted kids a taste of the kinds of things my parents taught me, that have shaped who I am today. These lessons are hard. They take time and effort, patience and prayer. I remind myself of them every day.

But I also know these lessons are the truth – because Christ is in the center […]

You can read reviews and order Hope for the Adoption Journey: 28 Stories to Comfort and Encourage, on Amazon HERE.

 

China, Return 2 China

Hope and Brit are Home: If Anyone Does Not Doubt in Their Heart…

 

A Special Message from Stephanie Carpenter:

Here are the photos I could not share with you during our 2 year wait to bring home Hope Noelle Junjun! We said YES to this precious child when she was an emaciated child with no file and no hope. We chose to name her Hope Noelle and upon learning of her plight asked our agency to work with the director of her orphanage to not only prepare a file but to also do the finding ad that needed to be done prior to the file. We waited and prayed and began the work on the US side.

Most doubted her adoption would ever happen. Well it has and she is home – we give all Glory to God. She is an amazing little girl who turns 9 in a few weeks. We are the blessed ones. Adoption changes lives but not just the.lives of the children being adopted but it will change you. Do you want to be changed?

If you ever thought of adopting please don’t just think but ACT! You will never be the same.

Brittan Faith is now the baby of the Carpenter family. At 6-and-a-half years old, she is the size of an 18 month old. She is a precious, gentle soul that survived a lot of trauma in her orphanage – yet she is alert, watching everything and has already bonded to her new family. Ellianna has in fact, decided that Brittan is “her baby.”

After a brief stay in Hershey Medical Center for seizures, Brittan is doing well and growing quickly! Though she has multiple special-needs and delays, she is a treasure worth the world, with a face to melt any heart. How Great is Our God – the Father of the Fatherless! Thank you to all who prayed and believed alongside us during our journey!

“Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.” Mark 11:23

Current Projects, Philippines Emergency Need

Toys for Children of the Jolo Fire

26,000 indviduals were recently affected by the devastating Jolo fires in the Philippines. Our team in the Philippines has been on the ground with victims of the fire for the last couple weeks. They are praising the Lord for His provision of 2,800 relief items for victims.

We are looking for Ting Ministries partners who feel led to help raise $500 USD to provide toys for the children affected by the fires. Children are especially affected by such a traumatic event, and something as simple as a toy can be a source of “normalcy” and healing. Not only does this allow our team to provide tangible aid, but it is also an opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ. To give a gift to a child in need: visit www.paypal.me/Tingministries OR send a check to our mailing address: Ting Ministries, 29 East Poplar Street, Lebanon, PA 17042

Rubble from the Jolo fires
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Pastor James from Ting Ministries Coming in September

Friends, we are excited to share with you that our TM Bangladesh partner, Pastor James, will be coming to visit the USA in September. We are raising support to cover $1,500 for Pastor James’s airline ticket. If you feel led to help with this need, please give a gift online at: www.paypal.me/Tingministries or, send a check to: Ting Ministries, 29 East Poplar Street, Lebanon, PA 17042.

Top Middle: A young woman reading the Bible

Bottom Left: Women carrying fruits on her back

Bottom Right: A woman visiting a village and distributing candies to the children

 

Also, construction for our TM children’s home, on the border of Bangladesh and Burma, is almost complete – only the kitchen needs to be built. If you would like to help in the final stage of construction, please give a gift and note “Bangladesh Children’s Home.” Below, you can see the school and the living space for the children’s home.

Related: TM Home for Children Under Construction: Become a Ting Friend Today!

100% of your gift will go to the building costs (a total of $2,000). The TM Children’s Home will provide a home for 30 street children, several who are waiting to move in as soon as construction is complete! Thank you for partnering with us to help these precious children. May God bless you.

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The Beds are Here – Check Out How Happy Our TM Boys Are!

We don’t think words are needed…

 

 

 

Who remembers Ting Ministries’ Bed for Boys Project? These photos of our TM boys in the Philippines enjoying these new beds will put a smile on your face tonight! Thanks to all our generous supporters who helped purchase the beds and covers! Our boys give you a big THANK YOU! They are so grateful for the bunk beds!

If you are interested in helping more children in the Philippines, you can become a TM friend to one of our boys and help them go to school. One time gifts also are appreciated. Learn more HERE. Have a good night, everyone!