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

Avi's Story, Children's Home, Orphan Care, Philippines, street children

Tin Tin’s Day – Help the Philippines Celebrate

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

Avi's Story, Orphan Care, Philippines, Projects

Pillow & Blanket Challenge – FUNDED in FIVE DAYS!

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: tingministries@comcast.net, 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
Online: www.paypal.me/Tingministries
Memo: Pillows

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.

Children in the Philippines reached with the love of Jesus by Ting Ministries

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

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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
Online: www.paypal.me/Tingministries
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: tingministries@comcast.net or messaging us on our FB or Instagram!

Ready, set…GO!

Adoption, Avi's Story, Current Projects, Philippines, Projects

April 7: Eight Years Later, Avi’s Adoption Helps Filipino Children Attend VBS

April 7, 2011 – One of the best days of our lives. Avigayil Christina “TinTin” came home to the USA and met Daddy and Ellianna for the first time. We are missing our beautiful girl with sparkling eyes and curly black hair every hour of every day! There are times when heaven meets earth and miracles occur. She is one of those miracles.

Avi meeting her daddy in the airport for the very first time

How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God and all will see
How great, how great is our God

(lyrics – How Great is our God by Chris Tomlin)

So friends Avi started something- she started Ting Ministries Philippines and there is so much need. Today I write to ask for help for 30 orphans to attend a week-long vacation Bible camp with our Filipino Pastor and Team. We have 30 orphans we would like to support for only $22! That’s right, only $22 covers an ENTIRE week of camp for a child! A gift of $660 would fund the camp for ALL the children. Please help us to help these orphans attend camp and learn about Jesus and learn how Great is our God.

www.paypal.me/tingministries
Or check to Ting Ministries 29 East Poplar Street Lebanon Pa 17042

Thank you so much!
Stephanie, co-founder/director of Ting Ministries

Avi's Story, Philippines

Avi’s 12th Birthday: A Letter from Stephanie

February 27, 2019
Avigayil Christina “Tin Tin” Today is your 12th Birthday

Missing you with every breath and waiting to run with you and Jesus. Being here without you is so hard. Until that day I will pour myself into being a Voice for the Voiceless! Like Elisha may I have a double portion of your Holy Spirit to live out Proverbs 31: 8-9 and James 1:27

Our Avi. Her name in Hebrew, Avigayil, means Joy of the Father

Today on your birthday in honor of you we helped an animal rescue in Romania save a precious puppy from a horrible life. He is now safe in the arms of a rescue group and we named him Avi ( Hebrew, meaning – “my Father!”)

2 Kings 2:11-12
” As they were walking along and talking behold a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. As Elisha was watching, he was crying out, “Avi! Avi! The chariot of Israel and it’s horsemen!” Then he saw him no more. So he took hold of his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.” (Messianic Jewish Tree of Life Version)

Happy Birthday, Avi!


Photos from Avi’s birthdays 

 


Photo of Avi the pup in Romania on our Avigayil’s birthday this year!

Some special flowers delivered for Avi’s special day 


 A very precious gift from our Family in Russia


 A beautiful painting of Avi by Wyatt

Thank you!! We love you all and we love you forever our Avigayil Christina!