Update with New Photos: November 25, 2020
A Special Message from Stephanie, co-director of Ting Ministries
Update: November 21, 2020 (Appeared on Social Media)
Original Post: November 17, 2020 (Appeared on Social Media)
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
Update from February 14th, 2020: Ting Ministries sends a big thank you to those who helped us exceed our $400 goal for Tin Tin’s party in the Philippines! Updates to follow!
Update from February 10th, 2020: We are halfway there! Thank you to the generous donor who gave $200 dollars towards Tin Tim’s celebration! Can you help us reach our goal?
Dear friends can you help us? Our pastor and friends in the Philippines are planning a day for Avi, or, as she is affectionately known in the Philippines – Tin Tin! February 27th, Tin Tin’s 13th birthday, will be a celebration of her life. Our Pastor in the Philippines is planning to gather many street children together. Our team will feed them and share the love of Jesus with them in Tin Tin’s honor! Her life is continuing to change countless lives. The street children who are coming to Tin Tin’s party are the same children who we wish to help through the construction of Tin Tin’s house! It is our deepest prayer that the children who come feel the love of Christ, develop a relationship with Him and our pastor’s family so Tin Tin’s house may be a home of safety and peace.
Tin Tin needs your help to raise $400 for the celebration! Can you help us reach this goal by next week?
Tin Tin knows Jesus is coming again! Can you picture her running through the streets of heaven, a parade of praises ringing behind her? May this video give you a glimpse!
I know He’s coming again/ I know He’s coming again/ Yes, I know/ He’s coming again/ I know He’s coming again/ He’s coming again, He’s coming again/ Doo, doo, doo…/ We’ll keep on singing ’til He comes again/ Then we’ll sing some more/ We’ll keep on singing ’til He comes again/ Until we reach the golden shores/ We’ll keep on singing ’til He comes again/ Then we’ll sing some more…
Join in the celebration! You may give by:
Sending a check: Ting Ministries, 29 East Poplar Street, Lebanon, PA 17042
Giving online: www.paypal.me/Tingministries
All gifts designated for Tin Tin’s party will go 100% towards the celebration! Thank you!
Illustration Credit: Emily Haines
CHALLENGE FUNDED! – June 1
Pillows & Blankets FUNDED! THANK YOU to the donor who funded the last 8 pillows and our supporters who reached our goal in 5 DAYS! God Bless!
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HUGE New Update from June 1: Only 8 Pillows Needed to Complete the Challenge!
ALL 30 blankets have been paid for! That leaves only EIGHT PILLOWS left to fund! Thank you to the generous donor for blessing the children with blankets. We appreciate you!
Friends with pillows costing $5 each, this means we only need $40 for our challenge to be FULLY FUNDED!
Remember, if your child (under 18) donates to our challenge, they will receive a personalized thank you from the ministry. (Just provide their name and address to: email@example.com, our Facebook page, or Instagram messages). Thank you for helping us reach orphaned and vulnerable children in the Philippines!
To give a gift:
By check: Ting Ministries, 29 East Poplar Street, Lebanon, PA 17042
Pillow & Blanket Challenge – UPDATE from May 29!
A special donor has covered the cost of 22 pillows with a gift of $110! This international teenager, who wishes to remain anonymous, has given out of their own small savings to help orphans. To the donor, from Ting Ministries’ heart to yours, THANK YOU! May the Lord bless you richly for obeying His instruction in James 1:27. “Let no one look down on you, because you are young, but set an example for the believers…” (1 Timothy 4:12).
While as the widow with two mites, this gift may seem small to others. But we rejoice knowing the compassion with which this teenager gave from what she had!
With this generous gift, we need only 7 more pillows ($5 each = $30 total). And 30 blankets, $7 each. Help us meet a small tangible need in a child’s life and in doing so, share the love of Christ to make a lasting difference.
If you would like to help us reach our goal, please consider giving a gift and REMEMBER:
If your child (under 18 years) donates a pillow(s) and/or blanket(s) they will receive a PERSONALIZED thank you to commemorate how they helped a child in need! (Send us your child’s name and address on our Facebook page, Instagram messages, or email: tingministries.comcast.net)
Give by check: Ting Ministries, 29 East Poplar Street, Lebanon, PA 17042
Give online: www.paypal.me/Tingministries
Memo: Pillow & Blanket Challenge
The Widow and Her Two Mites: “Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.
Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, ‘Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.'” Mark 12:41-44
Do you want a fun and easy way to to get involved with Ting Ministries as we work to serve orphans and street children in the Philippines? Look no further than our Pillow & Blanket Challenge!
$5/pillow. $7/blanket. 30 children.
Can you help us reach our goal? This is a GREAT project families with children – what a perfect way to teach your child the value of giving out of our own gifts to help another and demonstrating what it means to give back to the Lord in tithe.
If your child (under 18 years old) donates a pillow(s) and/or blanket(s), you can send us your address and your child’s name and they will get a PERSONALIZED thank-you to remember how they helped a child in need and made the Lord’s heart smile. (Gifts from adults welcome, too).
Your ONE-TIME gift of $5 or $7 will meet a tangible need for a child in the Philippines. The blessing of a pillow and blanket will demonstrate God’s love to little hearts and make a lasting impact.
Will you partner with us today?
$5/pillow. $7/blanket. 30 children. The Pillow & Blanket Challenge!
Give a gift:
By check/cash: Ting Ministries, 29 East Poplar Street, Lebanon, PA 17042
Memo: Pillow & Blanket
If you wish, let us know your gift is on its way (along with the name and address of your child) by reaching us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or messaging us on our FB or Instagram!