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?
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, our Facebook page, or Instagram messages). Thank you for helping us reach orphaned and vulnerable children in the Philippines!
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: email@example.com or messaging us on our FB or Instagram!
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.
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.
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!
Today, as my Avi wisdom I am going to share a need – a need for a little girl that is still an orphan but loved and chosen by God for a very special family! This family needs help to bring her home. We know this family from a divine encounter at a medical appointment for one of our girls.
Today.15 weeks and 3 days since our princess went with Jesus. Yes I am counting not only the weeks but the days and hours as I wait to be running with Avi hand in hand. It is also one week until her 12th birthday – February 27th. Everything is as raw and painful as it was on that very first day. I am not a writer at heart. I don’t like to write. I would rather be outside running or pretty much doing anything else. But today I need to write.
Today, I read the book of Ecclesiastes in search of something. I did not find what I was searching for but I still stand on what I believe. The Bible is true – all of it! I believe that Jesus Christ died for my sins and that He rose again. The only song that we sang in church this week that held any meaning for me was “My Hope is Built On Nothing Less”
My hope is built on nothing less / Than Jesus Christ, my righteousness; / I dare not trust the sweetest frame, / But wholly lean on Jesus’ name. / On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; /All other ground is sinking sand. / When darkness veils His lovely face, / I rest on His unchanging grace; / In every high and stormy gale, / My anchor holds within the veil. / His oath, His covenant, His blood, / Support me in the whelming flood; / When all around my soul gives way, / He then is all my hope and stay. / When He shall come with trumpet sound, / Oh, may I then in Him be found; / In Him, my righteousness, alone, / Faultless to stand before the throne.
I could share everything that is wrapped up in every tear I shed every day of missing her physically here with us but what I need to share is the importance and value of her life. Avi inspires us to do more – be a louder voice – help more – adopt more – love more – give more.
When we adopted Avi, we needed help to bring Avi home and someone gave. Someone gave the remainder of her adoption costs and to this day, I still do not know who that person was.
Today I am asking that in honor of our Avi that you would read this adoption story below and HELP! Please give and no amount is too small – all donations will be tax deductible and every penny will go directly to paying their costs to bring home their third daughter from China.
By check: Ting Ministries 29 East Poplar Street, Lebanon Pa 17042
Please note: For Mercy
A friend of mine has written so beautifully what is on my heart about a child with more severe special needs. I am the blessed one to have been given the gift of Avi and her sisters. I ask you to please read and share this story and gift with others. Thank you from a very humbled heart -Stephanie
Mercy & Her Sisters: An Adoption Story
“Adoption. It’s always been on my heart to be family for children who need a mommy and daddy. Special needs children were always tugging at my heart. I yearned to nurture and love them, wanting them to see they have value and worth as a person.
So we began our journey of adoption summer of 2016 and brought home Miah from China, who had just turned 3 years old. Despite doctors’ predictions regarding her cerebral palsy and other medical challenges, she can now walk with the assistance of medical equipment. When we were in the process of her adoption there was another little girl whom we wanted to go back to adopt. So in September of that year we started the adoption process again. But the medical review was very negative, and when we received the update from the orphanage we were devastated. The report indicated extreme developmental impairment. We decided not to go ahead with her adoption, and I was determined to put this child out of my mind. We began to search for another child to bring home. In 2017 we brought home Malia at age 6 years old with cleft lip, cleft palate.
The summer of 2018 God spoke to me and said that we needed to go back and get the little girl we had said “no” to. I realized then that the decision we had made was based on fear and selfishness. I did not want to parent a child that would require lifelong care. You see, we are soon to be 56 and 57 years of age with four adult children. I wanted time to myself. But, I began to meditate on the fact that we are not our own, we are bought with a price by the blood of Jesus. I am not here for myself but to bring honor and glory to Him. I desperately needed to find out if this thought of returning for the child we had said “no” to was my own feeling or the Holy Spirit speaking to me. I had deleted all of this child’s information from my computer never to read it again. But I was able to recover all of her information and history by a few phone calls. As I read over and looked at the updated video I was no longer filled with fear. I had a peace about it. I started praying about it and that if it was the Lord telling me we needed to adopt her then my husband would have to agree. He did not. So I put her picture on the refrigerator and asked him to pray about her and then proceeded to write him a long letter detailing my own journey from fear to courage. I got down on my knees every day in front of that picture and prayed that the Lord would speak to my husband’s heart, since there was no way we could go ahead with this adoption if we were not of the same mind.
One morning as I was reading my devotions, I read, “He will refresh you with mercy”, and I knew right then we were to name her Mercy.
Satan did not want this little girl to come home and decided to ramp up his tactics. I was now facing much resistance from other family members. I asked a few prayer warriors to join me in the fight. But the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. I knew God was urging me to fight for this child despite the resistance.
A few months later my husband agreed to go ahead with the adoption. He had slowly realized that to say “no” to adopting this child would be disobedience and a sin since God was clearly asking us to bring her into our family.
Children with special needs have value. They are made perfect and designed just the way God wanted them to be. I want the world to see what they will add to our lives in regards to their gifts and strengths, and how they are wanted and valued, instead of what they take or require. We live in a society preoccupied with deficits as opposed to strengths. We need to dwell in possibility, helping our child thrive, respecting their timeline for development, setting a foundation for engaging our child’s gifts, whatever that may look like for the child, instead of trying to fix what is wrong. Many of these special needs children grow up and go on to accomplish great things.
But there are lives that come into the world neither to do great work nor to bear great burdens, but simply to be. They are the flowers of the garden which have no active mission. But they gladden the sight of Jesus. By their mere perfume, by their mere beauty, they have brought Him joy: by the very preservation of their loveliness in the valley they have lifted the Master’s heart.
Is adoption hard? Yes, but hardships develop beauty in the soul; they thrive on them; they bring out all the best in them; ease and comfort only leave them barren.
We still are carrying the financial loan from Malia’s adoption and now will be adding to that loan with Mercy. But nothing is hard for God. Without a sound or sign, from sources invisible and seemingly impossible, He will provide when the timing is right.” ~Judy, friend of Ting Ministries
Ting Ministries – Proverbs 31:8-9 BE A VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS