Annie's Story, China, International Adoption

Happy 20th Birthday, Annie!

6 years ago today Sasha and I were in China completing the miracle adoption of Annie!
The Race to China started 6 and 1/ 2 weeks before Annie turned 14! At that time, 6 years ago, Chinese orphans aged out on their 14th birthday. If you arrived late- even a day after the child’s 14th birthday even because of flight issues it would have been to late for an aging out child. There was no wiggle room for any mistakes or unforeseen circumstances! That child would be forever an orphan and no longer eligible to be adopted.
We only learned of Annie about 8 weeks before her 14th birthday and sensed the Lord say “GO”!
WE HAD NO ADOPTION FUNDS, NO CLEARANCES, NO CURRENT HOME STUDY AND ANNIE DID NOT EVEN HAVE A FILE IN CHINA. At that time an average China adoption would take approximately 8 months to a year or more. Our next adoption of Brittan and Hope a year later took almost 2 years to put the miracle into perspective!
The Lord brought in every penny needed for her adoption and every necessary document and had us on a plane from D.C. to L.A. and then onto Guangzhou and finally to Changsha in less than 7 weeks time. I am not sure there was a single soul who believed we would make it to Annie on time. But God knew and urged us onward. Sasha and I arrived in her City on the 26th and adopted her officially by 5 pm June 27th and she turned 14 at midnight in the 28th.
God did it! There is no other explanation except Him.
Fast forward 6 years- what a gift He has given us in our Hannah “Annie”! The first moment Annie was placed in the van beside Ellianna, upon our arrival home 2 weeks after our finalized adoption in her city – they became best friends and sisters. Ellianna and Annie have remained best friends. God made them for one another. Annie is 4 years older and from China and Ellianna is from Taiwan but we often get asked if they are twins. In personality they are polar opposites. Ellianna is a fireball with never ending energy. Annie is calm and patient and prefers to read to being active all day. Ellianna prefers black and navy colored clothes and Annie prefers pink and sparkly! Annie cognitively is very bright but her body doesn’t want to do what her brain would like( moderate to severe cp) where as Ellianna may not walk or hear ( also cp and brain injury) but her upper body is a powerhouse with very good dexterity. Her brain injury however has affected her ability to read and learn academics. Annie helps Ellinna to sit and do schoolwork and will tell her what to cut and paste and Ellianna can do the fine motor skills. Annie has difficulty feeding herself and Ellianna steps in and lovingly feeds Annie when Annie needs help. They have developed their own type of language and can communicate very well even though Annie’s hands keep her from doing sign language for Ellianna to understand.
Annie was considered an older child for adoption and often times there is fear in adopting an older child. We can not imagine our lives without this beautiful, kind and passionate daughter of ours. She has spunk if needed and patience when needed. She accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior and was baptized last July. She loves to read and listen to sermons on her IPad. She has a card ministry and loves to encourage others by the cards she writes. She asked for a pink study Bible for her birthday.
Annie we celebrate you today!! We celebrate the miracles God has done in your life and in ours by giving you to us in such an extraordinary way. We celebrate your 20th birthday today, tomorrow and all week.
You can help Annie celebrate by giving to those in need. The adoption of children has slowed down terribly since 2020 but there are many that are working to make a difference in the lives of children and needy souls in other ways. I do have some friends also needing prayer for adoptions that are happening but are terribly slow right now.
Annie helps in Ting Ministries by praying and writing!
She asks that in honor of her miracle adoption and her 20th birthday that you would consider a gift to Ting Ministries in her name. She will send every penny to the country that you would choose.
Here are her ministry focuses for prayer this week to which you can donate in her honor:
1. Pakistan – to complete the first ever of the Ting Homes so the Gospel will be preached to the Hindu colony where the homes are being built. $1,000
2. 120 days of feeding the Muslim children living on the streets in the Philippines $2,500
3. To build a shelter in Romania for the rescued animals who were beaten and starved before the Ting Director saved them and to fix the roof of the House of Salvation $2,000
4. To feed the orphanage children in Bagladesh $500
5. To continue Lera’s Dance for the poor village children in Russia for the month of July $400
6. To allow a group of Indonesian Ting missionaries to travel through the mountains to reach unreached people with food and the Gospel $500
7. To help a Ukrainian family to pay 4 months of rent that a landlord said did not need to be paid monthly but now wants all 4 months at one time and due to the war they have not been able.to work and have no money and grandma is not well and was diagnosed with cancer$800
Happy Birthday Annie! Thank you Annie for being a bright light in this dark world!
Ting Ministries
29 East Poplar Street Lebanon Pa 17042
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Annie's Story, Avi's Story, Current Projects, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, tribal children

Four Days: Plenty of Time

FOUR DAYS
As our Director in Indonesia says, ” coming soon 2022.02.27″
Please look forward to it!
We need your help to share, pray and donate.
Again if you can’t donate …please share!
A big thank you to the generous donor that got us closer to our Russia Ministry Goal. You encouraged my heart and the hearts of our Russian team greatly.
Can anyone help us reach our goal by midnight tonight for our special AVI “Tin Tin” Project in Russia.
We have $2,000 to Reach our Russia goal and then 4 country goals in 4 days.
When we adopted our Annie from China in an extreme expedite adoption in 2016 – an adoption that literally no one but us thought was possible God raised every penny for her adoption in 6 and 1/2 weeks. God did it. We adopted Annie 8 hours before her 14th birthday at which time she would have aged out of the system and would no longer have been allowed to be adopted by Chinese law.
God can do the impossible. That looked impossible, but to Him nothing is impossible. Impossible is only a word used to not try.
So this is not to big for Him. Join our crusade to be A VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS and help Avi’s / Tin Tin’s Birthday be the catalyst to get involved and to be a Voice.
My heart aches and grieves for my little dark eyed princess but until that day I am reunited with her and my Lord Jesus I will work each day to be a light in a dark world and a Voice for those that have no voice.
Truth is…it hurts!
Truth is…many need help!
Truth is…God is able and His Word is true.
So as our director in Indonesia says…
Coming soon Tin Tin’s Day
2022.02.27
Plenty of time…
Ting Ministries
29 East Poplar Street Lebanon Pa 17042
Proverbs 31: 8-9
Annie's Story, Art for Orphans, Current Projects, Pakistan

Annie’s Art for the Freedom Fund

James 1:27
Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

Annie rejoices at her recent baptism!
Annie made this framed James 1:27 picture. She is selling this to raise funds to free these children in Pakistan from Brick Kiln Slavery. Will you help her to purchase their freedom?
If you are interested in purchasing her art for a donation to go towards the Freedom Fund please comment or pm us on Facebook, write to us at: tingministries@comcast.net or give by:
Ting Ministries
29 East Poplar Street
Lebanon, PA 17042
Adoption, Annie's Story, Art for Orphans, Ellianna's Story, International Adoption, Orphan Care

Title-This-Painting Contest (Details Below)

Question: What do you get when you mix two adopted sisters with a lot of paint?
Answer: Art for Orphans (by orphans!)
Hannah and Ellianna were busy on a sunny afternoon painting! By the end of the day, it was hard to tell which was more paint-covered: the canvas or the girls?!

There are no words needed – look at the joy on their faces. These two sisters were meant for one another. Many adoptive families are often asked: How do you choose your child? After all, there are so many. Our answer? You just KNOW. This was true for Hannah and Ellianna and it is still true for the two girls waiting in China. Please HELP Hope and Brittan by going to www.youcaring.com/return2china. Ellianna and Hannah thank you! They are waiting excitedly for their sisters to come home!

Update: July 9, 2017 *THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED*
Thanks to everyone who submitted titles. Keep an eye out for the winner to be announced in the next few days!
Starting tomorrow at noonTing Ministries will be holding a Title-This-Painting Contest. We will unveil a picture of the whole canvas and YOU can help choose the title. Submit your title in the comments (here or on Facebook), message us, or send it in an email to tingministries@comcast.net. The contest will run for a week, ending at 9 pm on Sunday, July 9th. Ting Ministries will choose the best title to be painted onto the canvas. Feel free to show us your favorite titles by liking the comments. The person who sends us the winning title will receive a printed frame of the painting, as well as a set of handmade greeting cards and a Team Ting shirt!
Get sharing and be ready to title on!
Adoption, Aging Out, Annie's Story, China, International Adoption, special needs

One Year Ago Today…

1 year ago today God did a miracle – Hannah “Annie” was adopted- hours before she would have aged out and would.never have been able to be adopted! We can not imagine life without our smiling sweetheart. Do you know what life is like for those unadopted with special needs- especially those with severe needs? God is still a miracle working God and He.is working miracles for Hope and Brittan! Join us…
June 27 Oswald Chambers
“…I am with you to deliver you,” says the Lord. —Jeremiah 1:8
God promised Jeremiah that He would deliver him personally— “…your life shall be as a prize to you…” (Jeremiah 39:18). That is all God promises His children. Wherever God sends us, He will guard our lives. Our personal property and possessions are to be a matter of indifference to us, and our hold on these things should be very loose. If this is not the case, we will have panic, heartache, and distress. Having the proper outlook is evidence of the deeply rooted belief in the overshadowing of God’s personal deliverance.
The Sermon on the Mount indicates that when we are on a mission for Jesus Christ, there is no time to stand up for ourselves. Jesus says, in effect, “Don’t worry about whether or not you are being treated justly.” Looking for justice is actually a sign that we have been diverted from our devotion to Him. Never look for justice in this world, but never cease to give it. If we look for justice, we will only begin to complain and to indulge ourselves in the discontent of self-pity, as if to say, “Why should I be treated like this?” If we are devoted to Jesus Christ, we have nothing to do with what we encounter, whether it is just or unjust. In essence, Jesus says, “Continue steadily on with what I have told you to do, and I will guard your life. If you try to guard it yourself, you remove yourself from My deliverance.” Even the most devout among us become atheistic in this regard— we do not believe Him. We put our common sense on the throne and then attach God’s name to it. We do lean to our own understanding, instead of trusting God with all our hearts (see Proverbs 3:5-6).