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Happy Independence Day: Need for School Fees and Marawi Relief Program (a Philippines Ministry Update)

As we celebrate our freedom and independence on this July 4th, the people of Marawi, Philippines are still struggling under the recent ISIS attack at the beginning of the summer. We have an update from Pastor Mark to share with you. He has been in Marawi for 2 weeks now, establishing a relief program, helping street children, trying to relocate lost family members, and ministering to soldiers. Some of the people he has met with have accepted Christ! Here is what he has to say:

The children Ting Ministries plans to help send to school 
(not including the children already going to school in Zamboanga). 

“There are thousands of displaced children who didn’t have much food a month now. Hundreds of children are displaced from their families and we are going to look for then tomorrow. Marawi is a mountainous area and so big… Please pray for our ministry. These are the pictures of the children under education support in Zamboanga. THIS IS ALL BY FAITH Sister. Some of the Zamboanga churches think that I am crazy of coming to Marawi…faith is indeed a crazy thing to others! HALLELUJAH!”
The van that Ting Ministries’ helped provide a couple months ago is very
beneficial! Pastor Mark and others drove it down to Marawi. 
Pastor Mark (left, taking photo) with other Filipino ministry partners
in front of the van.

Wounded soldiers in Marawi. There was an ambush yesterday afternoon,
 and some of them were injured. They were ministered to yesterday and
 some of them accepted Christ!
We need your help to send the rest of these street children to school in Zamboanga and anything above the cost of this, Pastor Mark will be able to use for Marawi relief. Please keep the people of Marawi, the street children, and our ministry partners in your prayers! Later today, we will share a particularly tragic, yet joyous story from Marawi with you.

The relief program underway, providing food
 and necessities to the people of Marawi.
If you would like to give towards the joint project of school fees/Marawi relief, there are several ways to help: The blue Donate button at the top of the Facebook page will take you to our website, where you can donate through PayPal. Or send a check to Ting Ministries, 904 State Drive, Lebanon, PA 17042. (For both options, please designate for Marawi Relief). Thank you dear friends, followers, and brothers and sisters in Christ.
May we never take for-granted the freedom and protection we celebrate on July 4th. Happy Independence Day USA!
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Avigayil Christina’s Simple Ice Cream Pleasure

 Luke 10:21
“…I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children…”
Help Hope and Britt have the same hope and joy as Avigayil Christina…the simple pleasure of chocolate ice cream on a hot 90 degree day with friends and family. Please visit their YouCaring link Return 2 China here or by going to the widget at the side of this blog.
If you missed the fundraiser by Handmade Hope you can still donate and help them come home! Thank you so much, and remember the joy you might be searching for is found in Christ and His small hidden secrets. Like watching a child smile with joy– a child who was once tossed away like a piece of trash,  and about whom you were asked “why would you want her when there are all the healthy able bodied children you could adopt?” A child you were told who would never be able to swallow. Oh the joy in seeing her smile and chatter and hearing her say Mama!

Help Hope and Britt…help the so many more waiting and it reminds me of another Christina written about by Victor Marx. She returned to her family after three years being held by ISIS. Please, go read and pray and see what the Lord would have you do!
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A Handsome Sweetheart

Just look at this handsome sweetheart! D is from an Eastern European country. He is a calm and happy child who likes to listen to music and watch cartoons, D is diagnosed with epilepsy, severe mental delay, and spastic quadriplegia (Cerebral Palsy). Though he is dependent on adults for his care, he turns when he hears his name called and tries to imitate others. He is observant and follows what happens around him.
D sounds lot like our precious Avi, whose story started a whole ministry in the Philippines.

 Can someone help continue his story? He deserves a family–please help us advocate for him. To learn more about D and see more pictures, please go to our Waiting Child Advocacy page. (Please contact us for the password).
Avi's Story, Philippines

Second Update! Immediate Need: Shoes for Street Kids in the Philippines!

***We have raised enough money to buy shoes for all the street children! Thank You Everyone!

Often we have been asked of what value is a child with severe special needs.

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 Our precious little Avi is so loved and the princess of our family. Her life is priceless and because of her life Ting Ministries work in the Philippines was started. 

She is the reason…her life is bringing many lives to come to know love and the saving power of Jesus Christ. She was adopted out of the orphanage in Zamboanga and the region where we now minister. Yet, Ting Ministries cannot do it alone–we need your prayers and your help! 

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 Our partners and the pastor of the church in Zamboanga sent photos of the nearly 50 street kids and indigenous children that recently attended the 3 day Bible School camp. They are continuing to come to the pastor and his family and church. They have nothing. They have no home, no food, no shoes! Can you help us meet the immediate need to buy them shoes? We have many.more plans of what needs to be done, but today–it is shoes!

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Can we together buy 50 kids shoes?! Of course we can!

Please go to the side of this blog and donate now with the paypal. Please indicate for SHOES! 
Or, if you live in the USA, send a check to:

Ting Ministries
904 State Drive
LEBANON,Pa 17042
Please indicate for SHOES

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Ting Ministries does not take any funds out of donations for administrative purposes, so 100% of your donations go to the requested donation place!
Thank you from us and the kids!

2 Peter 1:5,7 “…add to your …brotherly kindness love.”

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Avi's Story, Home for Good Foundation, Philippines

Amazing time with ministry friends from Home for Good Foundation

We had an awesome visit with ministry friends and partners from the Philippines.  Mike, Malen and Michaela Papadopoulos from Home for Good Foundation www.hfgf.org
Malen was a big part of our little Avigayil making it safely home from the Philippines when we adopted her in April of 2011.  This was the first time I had the blessing of seeing Malen since being in the Philippines for a conference in August of 2011. 

May the Lord continue to bless ministry in the Philippines!
We love you Malen, Mike and Michaela and HOME FOR GOOD FOUNDATION

Donations greatly needed for Ting Ministries Philippine missions – please help in what ever way you can!

Proverbs 31: 8 – 9