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!


Adoption, Annie's Story, China, International Adoption

Hannah ‘Hannie" Qiao Carpenter is home – Nothing is Impossible with God

God heard and answered Annie’s prayers!  God heard and answered all of our prayers!  Thank you to everyone who prayed…thank you to everyone who gave to Annie….many asked…will they make it in time…All things are possible – BELIEVE without DOUBT…

Hannie is proof that miracles can and do happen.  Do not let others tell you something is impossible!  Believe for the impossible. 

June 27th at 4:00 pm Hannah Qiao Carpenter was officially adopted in Changsha, China.  Annie or “Hannie” turned 14 years old the very next day – June 28, 2016.  She was literally adopted within hours of her aging out of the adoption system forever!


Proverbs 31: 8 – 9

James 1:27

Beautiful Hannie….no longer an orphan without a name…without a family…without love…without a future!  Will we step out and adopt again…YES…there are so many children in need of a family!  So many with such potential…so many that just want to be loved  What do orphans want the most…they want a family.
Ellianna was so happy to have her big sister home!
Three of the Severn Carpenter girls on the ride home from the airport in D.C.  July 8, 2016
Recent picture of Tolik Carpenter adopted from Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
from “Friends – Dnepropetrovsk” Animal Rescue…
find them on Facebook…all help is appreciated…Marina and her staff of volunteers work so hard to help Ukrainian animals in such need!
Tolik has deformed front paws but he is an amazing little guy who we love dearly!  He is a great therapy dog!
Seed Carpenter also adopted from Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine!  What an amazing girl she is…she has three legs but nothing stops her from having fun and loving her family!  We can not imagine life without Seed.  She is a momma’s baby and is such a smart girl.  She is an amazing therapy dog also for Ting Ministries and her family!  SEED you are a seed that has been planted and God has an amazing story yet to write with you! 

Ellianna and her best buddy BEN!!!


Our Ministry partners visiting from the Philippines
Malen, Michael and Michaela from Home for Good Foundation
So much amazing stuff happening in the Philippines





In the Garden Hotel in Guangzhou, China
wearing our Adoption Airfare t-shirts

July 6, 2016

The seven Carpenter girls
left to right

Avigayil – Philippines
Sasha – Russia
Angelina – Pleven Bulgaria
Olyvia – Ukraine
Hannie – China
Rachele – Ukraine
Ellianna (Ting of Ting Ministries) – Taiwan

stay tuned…2 more on the way from China…
one in medical need
another needing a family asap
God will make a way…nothing is impossible
Believe without doubt

Pray for Hope Noelle and Naomi Jordyn
more to follow soon…

updates on ministry in the Philippines
Ukraine
China and Pakistan coming soon also…

LIFE HAS BEEN A BIT BUSY….now off to the pool and then the beach!