Orphan Care, Russia, Sasha's Story

Lera’s Dance is Changing Lives in Russia

A little love from Russia today…
Lera’s Dance is making an impact on the lives of children in Russia.
My heart longs to travel back to Russia to spend time with our family in Russia. God made miracles happen all those years ago and answered so many desperate and tear filled prayers.
We are praying for some miracles for another tiny blonde haired girl in Russia. Please join us in prayer. God knows the details.
Can you help us celebrate Avi’s birthday and another little girls special day. She asked for a bike and a scooter and we plan to be sure she has those dreams answered.
Ting Ministries
29 East Poplar Street Lebanon Pa 17042
Thank you.
God bless
Proverbs 31:8-9
Eastern Europe, Russia, Sasha's Story, Sponsor

Christmas in Russia: Blessing Vulnerable Children

Dear friends!

We are so blessed to share with you these photos of Ting Ministries’ Christmas party in Russia earlier today! This was made possible by the generosity of a wonderful supporter earlier this month!


The children pictured are from the local village. Many are part of Lera’s dance classes – all were so happy to celebrate! There was dancing and music, songs and games, poems and even a visit from Father Frost and the Snow Maiden (Дед Мороз и Снегурочка).


Dear friends…will you help us continue ministry in Russia? This is the place it began – with Sasha’s adoption. Now, Sasha’s birth family is leading ministry, sharing the love of Jesus and reaching others with compassionate care!


The smiles on everyone’s faces…the laughter and joy…none of this would be possible without you! Many of these children live in poverty conditions, the dance classes led by Lera the bright spot in their week. Please pray for these young and beautiful souls – that the joy of today would fill their hearts with the hope and peace of Jesus Christ. We are so thankful for the children and parents who made today possible. Please pray for them in the New Year, for their faith and protection.

It’s not too late for a year-end gift to these precious children!

To give towards ministry in Russia, please give:

  1. Online: http://www.paypal.me/Tingministries
  2. Via Check: Ting Ministries, 29 East Poplar Street, Lebanon, PA 17042

Thank you!

Russia, Sasha's Story, special needs

From Russia, With Love

Did you know Ting Ministries is in Russia? Through the help of Sasha’s biological family (sister pictured above) we have: helped an animal shelter, supported families with groceries, participated in medical outreach and family care, shared the Gospel, participated in Christmas programs for children with special needs and more. Sasha’s sister leads a dance class for children in the village!

From Russia with Love!

To support Ting Ministries in Russia, please consider a financial gift of any amount! You can give:

By check: Ting Ministries, 29 East Poplar Street, Lebanon, PA 17042

Online: http://www.paypal.me/Tingministries

Completed Projects, Russia, Sasha's Story


UPDATE on Russia Medical Need: May 28, 2021 FULLY FUNDED!
We would like to send a big thank you (спасибо огромное!) to everyone who gave towards the cost of my dad’s medical needs! Thanks to some generous supporters, this week we were able to send my family the funds needed for the wound vacuum and related materials! My dad will be able to receive his device soon!
Please keep my family in your prayers – for healing, wisdom and comfort! We were so blessed to meet this need through Ting Ministries and both my families were so thankful!
Pictured: My sister Lera, the day of her 9th grade graduation ceremony. Her outfit is a traditional Soviet dress worn on such days, known as последний звонок, that is “the final bell.”

Dear friends, this is Sasha coming to you with an urgent plea for fundraising! My step-dad in Russia has been suffering with severe leg pain, several (unsuccessful) surgeries and is now in need of a wound-vacuum and bandage sets, costing a total of $1,600! Much like our ministry partners in the Philippines experienced, doctors will not offer the necessary treatment until it is paid for. My family is afraid that without the wound vac, my dad will pass away! To many families in Russia, such a sum of money would be an unthinkable cost – but we at Ting Ministries know that nothing is impossible with God! Losing my dad would be devastating to me and my family, along with their farm and livelihood. My birth family has carried out ministry in Russia, serving special-needs children, animal rescue and family’s in-need since we found one another. How incredibly special it would be for the Ting Ministries family of supporters to support my family in their time of need, both for them, myself and my adoptive family.
So, if you can give even $5 – I humbly urge you to SHARE this post! You will be an answer to prayer and living example of Jesus Christ. To Give:
1. Donate Online (FASTEST!): www.paypal.me/Tingministries
2. Send a Check: Ting Ministries, 29 East Poplar Street, Lebanon, PA 17042
Thank you all very much! Please pray for my dad’s health, for the doctor’s wisdom and for comfort during this very difficult time. May God bless you!
Pictured: My birth family from over a year ago
Adoption, Eastern Europe, International Adoption, Russia, Sasha's Story, special needs

Spirit of Adoption Radio Interview with Sasha Carpenter: Abortion Survivor, Disabled, International Adoptee & Reunified with Birth Family!

From Stephanie Carpenter, co-founder and co-director of Ting Ministries:
“In our current culture where identity is such a hot topic I encourage you to take a listen to my oldest daughter’s testimony/story. Click HERE  to listen to her interview with Spirit of Adoption Radio.
This is her story and that of her birthmother. I have had the privilege and honor to meet and hug Sasha’s birthmother and I love her with all my heart. She is my family. This is also her story. Out of her trauma, heartache and grief I was given one of the greatest joys of my life. Every life is precious. Be careful of judgement particularly when answering your adopted children’s questions regarding their birth family because often we do not know the WHOLE STORY!
Our God – because of Jesus Christ – has allowed Sasha to bring 2 mothers together from opposite ends of the world. This is their story!
Sasha ‘s name is Natalya Aleksandra ( we each gave her a portion of her name)
and the verses that go with the name Natalya are from Psalms 9:1-2:
‘I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.
I will be filled with joy because of you.
I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.'”
From Sasha Carpenter;
“I had the honor and blessing of speaking with Spirit of Adoption Radio about an important topic in the adoption community: My identity as an abortion survivor and disabled, international adoptee who found my birth family, but most importantly, who knows that all the questions of “Why?” and “Who Am I?” adoptees often struggle with can only be answered by the Great I AM – my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
Pictured Left: Sasha in the arms of her adoptive mother as a baby in Russia
Pictured Right: Sasha in the arms of her birth mother, 21 years later