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UPDATE – GOAL MET! MEDICAL NEED IN PHILIPPINES!

Our ministry partner from the Philippines is home from the hospital, having received her medical treatment! This was all made possible by YOU our generous supporters! All it takes a little to make a HUGE difference! Thank you so much – from our Team Ting family here and in the Philippines
Pictured: Ministry partners baptizing new believers in Jesus Christ! Our dear friend who received treatment is pictured far right, hands raised.

**2nd Update** We need just $379 yet! Thank you to those who have given – what a blessing to us and our Filipino family! Please continue to share!

*Update* $500 raised! Can we reach out goal of $1000 today?! Thank you to all who have given and shared! Please share this update!

The wife of our dear brother in Christ from the Philippines is very sick – potentially a matter of life or death! Her husband, our dear pastor in the Philippines, says: “Her lungs is affected and needs to be induced but it quite expensive. That’s why she is just taking an antibiotic but [healing] takes longer. Remdisivir shots here will cost about $479. Per vial. She needs at least 2 vials for treatment. We are praying…”
Please, friends of Ting Ministries, can you help raise $1,000 for this life-saving treatment?! These dear friends of ours knew our daughter Avi while in the Philippines and it is through them Ting Ministries has grown and changed countless lives, including numerous street children who call our friends “Mom” and “Dad.” Ministry would not be possible without them.
Here in the United States, we may complain about our healthcare, but we have access to such treatments in emergencies. In these situations, doctors in the United States would treat you immediately to save your life…but in the Philippines, you need to pay completely before receiving treatment! Our hearts are breaking with our Filipino family in Christ and we are asking the Lord for healing and financial provision for the treatment which can bring about the healing.
If you could give, even 5 dollars, please don’t wait! You can send a gift:
1. Online: www.paypal.me/Tingministries (instant!)
2. By check: Ting Ministries, 29 East Poplar Street, Lebanon, PA 17042
Even if you are not able to give – please SHARE this post to spread the word and lift prayers for our family in the Philippines! With all our love and gratitude, Ting Ministries ❤
Animal Rescue, Avi's Story, Current Projects, Indonesia, Orphan Care, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, South Asia, street children

March 2021 Ministry Update

Dear Ting Ministries friends,
Your prayers and help would be so appreciated.
Romania- We have 11 dogs/puppies rescued from the cold streets that need to be spayed.
Indonesia- We have 2 older widows who need help with rent and food.
Pakistan-Outreach for brick kiln families for flour sacks
Indonesia- the continuous need for food for the orphanage children
Philippines- the Tin Tin feeding ministry will be doing their first food outreach to the leper community (over 100 children) . The team has also begun to a clean water project to the leper community and help is needed to make this happen.
A single mother with 2 children ( one who is deaf) who Ting Ministries has been helping for years has done a remarkable job in life since coming to know Jesus. She is saving to purchase a small home in the Philippines and only needs $2,800 for this dream to become reality.
Please continue to pray for our team/partners in each of these countries and also Russia and Ukraine.
Jeremiah 15:16
When I discovered your words, I devoured them.
They are my joy and my heart’s delight,
for I bear your name,
O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies.
Thank you for your faithful prayers and support.
Ting Ministries
29 East Poplar Street
Lebanon Pa 17042
For His Glory- Stephanie and Brian for Ting Ministries
Adoption, Avi's Story, Philippines, Projects, street children, tribal children

Special Birthday Message: A Place My Heart Never Left

Written by: Stephanie Carpenter, co-founder and co-director of Ting Ministries
There is a place my heart never left. When we adopted our Avigayil “Avi / Tin Tin” my heart fell in love with the Philippines and our brothers and sisters.
Ministry through Ting Ministries began in the Philippines all because of her tiny beautiful life. Saturday the 27th is her 14th Birthday. The grief of missing her never ends. She went home with Jesus 2 years and 15 weeks ago. I choose to cling to the truth of God’s Word.
Isaiah 55:8-13
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.
“And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so my ways are higher than your ways
and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
“The rain and snow come down from the heavens
and stay on the ground to water the earth.
They cause the grain to grow,
producing seed for the farmer
and bread for the hungry.
It is the same with my word.
I send it out, and it always produces fruit.
It will accomplish all I want it to,
and it will prosper everywhere I send it.
You will live in joy and peace.
The mountains and hills will burst into song,
and the trees of the field will clap their hands!
Where once there were thorns, cypress trees will grow.
Where nettles grew, myrtles will sprout up.
These events will bring great honor to the Lord’s name;
they will be an everlasting sign of his power and love.”
To celebrate her life our faithful team/pastor/brothers and sisters in the Southern Philippines are planning an outreach to the city to feed the homeless, orphaned and needy for Avi/Tin Tin’s Birthday.
Please help us celebrate the life of our Princess by giving to other needy children. The children will receive nourishment for their bodies and also their souls. They will learn about Jesus and the Truth of His Word.
Happy Birthday Princess Avigayil Christina “Tin Tin”.
Ting Ministries
29 East Poplar Street
Lebanon Pa 17042
Thank you and May you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior. If you don’t know Him…today is a really good day to make a decision to ask Him into your life. Message us at Ting Ministries
Adoption, Avi's Story, Completed Projects, Philippines, street children

FULLY FUNDED Christmas Project 2020: Tin Tin’s House

Update with New Photos: November 25, 2020

A Special Message from Stephanie, co-director of Ting Ministries

“My heart is full and aching at the same time! Thank you to Ting Ministries supporters….
Tin Tin’s House is soon a dream made a reality. All because of one amazing precious girl who the world would have discarded. She will always be my princess and special treasure. This is so bitter sweet and I am so thankful for my faith in Jesus Christ because without that nothing would make sense. Even so…the house is built with love and tears! Thank you!”

Update: November 21, 2020 (Appeared on Social Media)

We have a huge announcement to share! We are blessed to report that our 2020 Christmas project, Tin Tin’s House, has been FULLY FUNDED by a generous donor!
This news comes just days after we shared this goal with you, our supporters! Tin Tin’s house is named after Avigayil Christina “Tin Tin” Carpenter, the adopted Filipina daughter of Brian and Stephanie, the founders and co-directors of Ting Ministries. Tin Tin’s house has been a dream of Stephane’s for two years and she is so thankful that her prayers for this home have been answered!
This home will allow our pastor in the Philippines to take in 10+ orphans and street children who are need of shelter and counseling. They will experience the love of a family and most importantly, of Jesus Christ.
When we have pictures of the completed home, we will share them joyfully with you! Until then, thank you for your support – and be on the lookout for our upcoming Christmas catalogue, with gift ideas that will benefit Ting Ministries’ partners around the world!
Thank you very much and to God be the Glory!

Original Post: November 17, 2020 (Appeared on Social Media)

Dear friends of Ting Ministries,
We at Ting Ministries in the US and around the world would like to thank you for your faithful support. Though these past months have held unexpected circumstances for us all, your support has blessed us as it has allowed ministry to continue in these difficult times. Recently, our partners in the Philippines have been serving families devastated by the typhoons which pummeled the entirety of the Philippines last week. Yesterday, they collected a special offering for families who lost children in other cities. Through the support of Ting Ministries donors, families also received food and were able to be transferred to a small temporary shelter. We and our pastor’s family in the Philippines were blessed by the support received in the face of this emergency situation. Many children have been left without homes or resources following the horrific flooding.

Pictured: Families and children affected by flooding and served by Ting Ministries
This week, Pastor John* (not real name) bought a small, dilapidated building close to their own home and materials to make conditions livable for 4 orphans which they will take in. He also applied for a government clearance to bring more homeless kids to the local children’s center. Now, it is our deepest desire at Ting Ministries, to complete Tin Tin’s House. The dream of Tin Tin’s House began after Avigayil “Tin Tin,” the beloved daughter of Brian and Stephanie (co-directors and founders of Ting Ministries) who was adopted from the Philippines, went home to Jesus two years ago.
Avigayil
Tin Tin’s house will be equipped to provide a home to more than 10 children. They will receive meals, education, counseling and learn about Jesus through Pastor John and his family. This on-going project is in addition to the small structure that Pastor John just bought this week. Over the past couple years, you have heard us often share about Tin Tin’s home and seen updates from the Philippines. Pastor John and his family have been working tirelessly – they completed much construction of the house themselves, never quitting, even when funds slowed or stopped. Now, we are so close to seeing the dream be realized!
This year, we are praying and aiming for Tin Tin’s House to be completed by Christmas! $5,000 is all that is needed to complete this project – and with the dire situation facing so many families affected by flooding, the need has never been greater!
Please, will you help us to make Christmas 2020 unforgettable for our ministry partners?! This project is so near and dear to Stephanie’s heart – it would be the best Christmas present ever for her and children in-need!
To help us reach our goal, you may give:
1. By check: Ting Ministries, 29 East Poplar Street, Lebanon, PA 17042
Thank you for changing the lives of children with the Gospel this Christmas! To God be the Glory!
Philippians 1:6 – “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”
Adoption, Avi's Story, China, Philippines, Projects

Happy 13th Birthday, Princess Avigayil “Tin Tin!”

Happy 13th Birthday Princess Avigayil Christina “Avi /Tin Tin”!

There are no words to express the daily agony of missing you. I have a confidence that I will see you again because of Jesus Christ. John 14:3 My assurance and my hope is because my eternal future is secure. I made a personal decision to accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.

Just this week I watched a YouTube video called “Sheep Among Wolves” and attended the showing of “Free Burma Rangers”. Please look both of these up and watch for yourself. This life is not all there is – as a believer in Christ I must live for Him.

As I live without the physical presence of my sweet princess I breathe in deeply and I miss her with every breath. I remember that it was so hard to breathe without her as I waited for her before we adopted her as our daughter. Now I wait for you again on this side of heaven and it is even harder to breathe without you… AND

You are the very essence of love and you smelled of the sweet aroma of Christ. Most missed the gift you were and I am saddened for them because they missed the touch of God on this side of heaven.

We were given a gift by God Himself in you. Most don’t know that you were born from a violent act of rape upon your young 15 year old birth mother and she chose life for you. I pray every day for her healing from her pain and that one day she too will know Jesus as her Lord and Savior and she will know what a gift God gave the world through the daughter she birthed.

Everything about you drew me closer to Our Father in heaven and He continues to use your life to draw me into a deeper fellowship with Himself.

We honor your life by continuing your legacy to be a voice for the voiceless. I remember saying at Avi’s celebration service “Don’t leave this room without being changed.”

Local friends please join us at a “birthday party” fundraiser for bringing Katie home from China. The Gulnac family has said Yes to adopt Katie. Please join us for Pork BBQ and help celebrate Avi and bring Katie home. Saturday the 29th at Fairland Brethren in Christ Church Lebanon Pa 2-4 pm eat in or take out all by donation to Dan and Jess Gulnac for Katie.

Anyone not local we are using Avi’s voice to raise funds for the building of Tin Tin’s House in the Philippines and the purchase of a home in Romania for a dear friend with a special needs sister. Please pray and help by donating at www.paypal.me/tingministries

Or, you may send a check to Ting Ministries 29 East Poplar Street Lebanon Pa 17042