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).
Adoption, Aging Out, Annie's Story, China, International Adoption, special needs, Team Ting

Congrats Grad!

In the time of graduations and commencements, we have one more grad to congratulate around here! Hannah “Annie” had a graduation party in her class! 

She has quite a story–from an aging out orphan in China to an orphan advocate in the US. Please take the time to really look at these two pictures. The first is Annie in China, before she knew she had a family coming for her. The second was taken about a year later. 



When Ting Ministries says family can transform a child–this is why. Look at that smile! Hannah is super smart. She is already understanding and speaking English while maintaining her Chinese! When Ting Ministries says every child deserves a family–this is why. We rushed to China just in time for Hannah. If we hadn’t, she would have aged out, never knowing the love of a family, never going to school, and never having opportunities to be a voice for orphans–including her two sisters waiting in China, Brittan and Hope. Can you please consider helping Brittan and Hope to have the same opportunities as Hannah? Please go to www.youcaring.com/return2china to learn more, donate, and share their story. Hannah is home now because people came alongside us to make sure she made it. Now, Hannah wants to make sure the same happens for her sisters.

Congratulations Hannah! We can’t wait to see the big plans the Lord has for your life.

Jeremiah 29:11
Proverbs 31:8-9

Adoption, Annie's Story, Ellianna's Story, special needs

A Stella-r Snow Day!


Winter Storm Stella brings…

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Lots of snow

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No school

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Lots of shoveling

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Lots of fun and a first for Hannah “Annie”…playing in the snow! 

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You decide by the smile if the SNOW was a hit!

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The faces of adoption…

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Our special-needs dogs from adopted from Ukraine…

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Check out Shelter Friend-Ukraine on Facebook to learn how you can help street animals in Ukraine! We have awesome ministry partners there and international adoptions are very welcome.

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Happy Snow Day everyone!

Adoption, Annie's Story, special needs

Ting Ministries in the Daily Item Newspaper!

Ting Ministries wants to move our headquarters to a bigger location…and we need your help!

 Because Ting Ministries is a locally based organization, our family works out of our home and it means wherever we go, the ministry goes. So, a bigger house means multiple benefits: not only more room for my sisters to do therapy and use equipment and more room for more children to come home, it also means added office space and privacy for adoption counseling, both of which are not accomodated in our current location. 

You may remember I set up a fundraiser at www.youcaring.com/surprisehome. Did you know our story appeared in The Daily Item on Christmas Day? Below are pictures of the article While it’s no longer a surprise the page is still up and the need is still great! I hope you will take time to check back in on it today. Thank you to all who have been praying, hoping and waiting with Ting Ministries!