Avi's Story, Children's Home, Current Projects, Pakistan

Tin Tin’s Garden

In honor of my Tin Tin and the namesake of all the Tin Tin Houses and programs in multiple countries ❤️
Here is the roof of the third floor of the one Tin Tin House in the middle of a large city in Pakistan. The children have no place to play outside that it’s safe. We want to use all the space the Lord has blessed us with to the best of our ability.
So here is the roof and on this roof we can make a garden for the children to get some sunshine and air! We would like to put some grass ( fake grass) and plants and some swings and make it a fun and safe space for the children in Tin Tin’s Garden!
Can you help?
Our estimate is $700 to Renovate this space in honor of our Beautiful princess Tin Tin!
The ache in the pit of my stomach and in my heart never eases from the missing of her everyday. Her precious smile and giggle reverberate in my mind everyday since the day she physically left me! I have a hope and joy of seeing her one day soon as we wait for our Lord’s soon return but until that day…the joy and laughter I see and hear in other precious lives who were once forgotten and unseen like she had been until the Lord gave her to me fills our hearts with a joy indescribable!
So it is in her honor we set out to make this space a place of joy and laughter!
Ting Ministries
29 East Poplar Street Lebanon Pa 17042
Thank you! ❤️
For Tin Tin and all the Tin Tin children Ting Ministries
Avi's Story, Philippines

An Avi Story

In honor of Ting Ministries Filipino Pastor and Director- Director of Tin Tin Care Feeding Program; father to many and so much more…
TOMORROW ( today in the Philippines) is Pastor Mark’s birthday! He told me that for his birthday he wants to bless many children. These children are – the orphan, the streetchild, the marginalized, the persecuted and those living in abject poverty.
In honor of his birthday I took a look back at 2012 and decided to share An Avi Story. Avi is Tin Tin ( her Filipino nickname) Tin Tin House
Avi’s life ( Tin Tin) began Ting Ministries in 2009 and Pastor Mark spent much time praying over our beautiful Filipino princess until I was able to travel to lift her out of her orphanage crib one last time and eventually fly to the USA with her!
So here goes. .
Thursday, August 23, 2012
It was asked of us…”Why do you want this child when there are so many others that don’t have such severe special needs – you could adopt one of those?”
An AVI STORY – Avigayil is the name that we gave our sweet precious adorable much loved and cherished going on 6 years old daughter. Avigayil is the Hebrew for the name Abigail and means “JOY OF THE FATHER” If you would know Avi’s WHOLE story this name has even more signficance. We call our Avigayil Avi for short…it fits her perfectly! It fits the petite curly dark haired wonder as perfectly as a name can fit! She is our Avi! She is our treasure from the LORD! The LORD surely blessed our lives when HE gave us Avi!
Avi has spastic quadriplegia and was adopted 16 months ago. Avi will turn 6 years old. Upon picking her up at her orphanage she was at the developmental level of a newborn baby and completely unable to pick up her head, roll over, sit or even focus with her eyes. Avi had spasms in her body that would make her entire body quake and shake. Avi had a urinary catheter for a feeding tube. Avi was unable to be held on your hip like a young child because she had no ability to hold her body,neck or head and had no way of knowing how to be held and carried.
NOW…after 16 months home…
Avi went to the beach for the first time 1 week ago and here is a moment in my life that will forever be etched into my mind and heart! HERE is a small glimpse of heaven through the life of Avi…
We unpack 3 little girls under our beach umbrellas…complete with chairs, food coolers, toys, lots of lotion and LOTS of sand. The girls are all dressed in their adorable little swimsuits. Avi’s suit this time was the blue one with the little flowers and the ruffle. She and Lina take turns with who gets which suit…usually decided upon by big sister Ellianna who thinks she knows what each younger sister could possibly want. Actually earlier in the swim season Ellianna even thought it should be her suit because it was the newest one and she promptly left us all know that she would fit into it…she tried and it stretched and it fit but she soon learned that her suits surely did feel better and it was the last time she decided the pretty blue suit with the flowers would be hers to wear. Today it was Avi’s suit…So…Avi is all suited up and all lotioned up…and ready for the beach and water. It was to be Avi’s first time in the Atlantic Ocean….
I pick up my precious dark haired treasure…complete with a cute little curly pony tail. I scoop her onto my hip and she now sits proudly – OH REALLY SO proudly on my hip…as if to say…I have a MOMMY that adores me and a Daddy that thinks I ROCK this world! She holds up that once limp neck and lifts her little nose in the air. She takes her hand that has cerebral palsy affecting it and curls it around the back of my arm and holds on enjoying the gift of life! She begins to laugh and giggle as she does when riding so proudly on my hip…something she was unable to do less than 1 year ago. I smile at the delight I feel in giving my daughter such a simple joy…little did I know in that split second that it would get even better! Little did I know that a Joy so complete could flood my soul and spirit in a tiny fraction of a moment. Little did I know that I’d glimpse a piece of heaven in the next step.
WE walk towards the water…something she was terrified of less than 1 year ago. She smiles even more broadly and giggles and throws her head back. She seems to sniff the air…she seems to sense the breeze…she seems to notice the waves…she seems to hear the sea gulls…she seems to hear the laughter of other children…she seems to feel the sun warming her body…she seems to breathe the salty air…she seems to hear the waves crashing against the sand castles built just moments ago…she seems to do this all in the blink of an eye.
The smile and joy that began to radiate on her face is worth more than millions of dollars… I caught a glimpse of heaven in that moment…when this child…my daughter…lived life to the fullest in that moment. She was a “normal” child…at the beach…in her mother’s arms…proud to be a daughter…worthy to be loved…she knew it and she gave me a piece of heaven that will never leave me…every time I look back to that one radiant joy filled smile I see JESUS…
WHO knows MAYBE she saw HIM walking on the water that moment…telling her how proud HE was of her and how special she is! It was a moment of awe! She took more in with that one moment than we sometimes take in with thousands of moments and with tons of technology!
That is why we would want this child! She is a gift straight from heaven and given to us to love, to cherish! She is our daughter!
This is my AVI story!
Pray for every child that longs to be some one’s gift from heaven!
Be a voice for the voiceless!
Help us to bless Pastor Mark for his birthday and thus bless 100s of needy children!
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Telling the Story of Tin Tin

Zephaniah 3:17
“The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Avigayil “Avi” TIN TIN was born from very difficult circumstances- an outcast, invalid and orphan. She was born in the Southern Philippines. There are multiple posts sharing her story both on Facebook and on the Ting Ministries website.

The Lord blessed us with the privilege of adopting her as our own daughter! What a treasure and a princess. Because of her beautiful life the Lord also gave us forever family in the Philippines.
There are now Ministries running all over the world in her name! The Tin Tin Ministry, the Tin Tin Houses, the Tin Tin Feeding Programs, the Tin Tin Sunday School, the Tin Tin Coloring books, the Tins for Tin Tin, Toys for Tin Tin, the Christmas boxes for Tin Tin and the Tin Tin Birthday outreaches – with more to come!
Yesterday in the Philippines 🇵🇭
Friday 03/03/2023
There were some very special children brought from a distance to learn about Jesus and His Gospel. They also were told about the story of Tin Tin and how her life is touching their lives. How God can use even a little child that the world would discard and make her a child of the King. They had fun and games and food and love.
Thank you for everyone who prays, shares and supports Ting Ministries. Your gifts are being used to bless children, their families, the communities and change lives for eternity.
Please consider supporting the next outreaches. The Tin Tin Feeding Program needs $600 monthly to keep it running. Every penny matters ♥️
Ting Ministries
29 East Poplar Street Lebanon Pa 17042
Thank you!
•••As Tin Tin’s mom…these are so difficult to write and share because she is my forever treasure. Each photo and each video and each story is heart wrenching 💔 because my princess is home with Jesus and the grief of missing her is only bearable as I see her life making an impact and a difference for other precious children and families. The real joy in life is in giving so I pray that her life will give to others and cause a ripple effect! This is the power of ONE! Make a difference 1 at a time!
Avi's Story, Philippines

Happy Sweet 16 Avigayil “Avi” “Tin Tin”

This post originally appeared on Ting Ministries Facebook on February 9th.
Happy Sweet 16 Avigayil “Avi” “Tin Tin “💛
February is her birthday month – February 27
The missing you never gets easier. Time does not heal the ache deep in my heart to hold you and to hear you giggle. The song ” I Can Only Imagine” from Mercy Me was the song I hung onto as I waited to finally adopt you and hold you in my arms. The wait to travel to the Philippines seemed like forever. I shed more tears than I can count while I waited for you!
Now I wait again to hold you forever and to never let you go. Once again – this song and its lyrics permeate my heart and soul. What will it be like when I see you? I can only imagine, but I know it will be beyond what I can imagine. This is only because of Jesus Christ and what He did on the cross to save anyone who places their trust in Him from eternal separation from God. JOHN 3:16-17
TING MINISTRIES began because of Avi. We have seen the precious blessing that one life, considered vulnerable and overlooked, can be to others. This is why Ting Ministries is a Voice for the Voiceless, in accordance with Proverbs 31:8-9.
Can you help me to celebrate the life of my precious treasure Avi “Tin Tin”?
Help me bless other orphans, vulnerable children, poverty-stricken souls, the hungry, the slave and those that are lost eternally for her sweet 16!
I have found the source of joy.
“When I discovered your words, I devoured them. They are my joy and my heart’s delight;
For I bear your name, O Lord of Heaven’s Armies.
Jeremiah 15:16
Happy Birthday Avs!
Ways to celebrate👇
On the homepage of the website
Or by ✔️ check
Ting Ministries 29 East Poplar Street Lebanon Pa 17042
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