Russia, Sasha's Story, special needs, Sponsor, Team Ting

Lera’s Dance at Castle Garibaldi

Lera’s dance goes to….a real-life castle?!
That’s right! Lera dances in front of Castle Garibaldi – Замок Гарибалди. Her story was also recently featured on the Instagram page of a Russian Autism Awareness foundation. They highlighted her beautiful spirit of compassion as she serves children and teaches dance to those who otherwise would not have the opportunity to participate in such a class. We love you Lera! You are beautiful and talented – keep shining your light for Jesus!
To support Lera’s Dance so students can continue lessons for the upcoming school year:
3. Ting Ministries, 29 East Poplar Street, Lebanon, PA 17042
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

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
Art for Orphans, China, Current Projects, International Adoption, special needs

Flying Zhong Home – Meet 3 Sisters Bringing Home Their Brother, One Card at a Time!

Read the awesome story of the Kelley family, friends of Ting Ministries, whose daughters put together an artwork fundraiser to bring home their brother from China! Zhong is the best friend of one of their daughters who was adopted from China last year! This is their third China adoption but first adoption fundraiser – so let’s share the word and some encouragement! Check out some of their artwork below and visit their website to see more!

The Story

“Zhong’s three sisters, Grace, Ruthie & Mackenzie, have been working hard on creating a set of Christmas cards and greeting cards in an effort to help bring their new brother home! Our goal is to raise enough money for all of Zhong’s plane tickets home […] then, if the Lord wills, we can also work on paying toward all the other adoption expenses we owe and upcoming travel expenses.”

The Artwork:

“All of the watercolors & stamped backgrounds were created by Ruthie, our 13 year old, & Grace our 8 year old who has cerebral palsy (mentioning her CP as I’m super pleased with her artistic efforts despite her challenges with hand coordination) and then Mackenzie, 22, added her hand calligraphy to all the cards […]”

See the full product gallery on their website here!

“Envelopes are included. We are taking pre-orders for two weeks before printing so that we can get exactly what you want and not have too many extras of one kind or another. We will work hard to have the cards available to pick up and/or shipped to you by Thanksgiving.”

The Kelley girls are selling Christmas cards, greeting cards, birthday cards, thank yous, get well soon cards and MORE!

Guest Artist: From a Fellow Adoptive Mother, Gallery Artist, and Children’s Book Illustrator

“Cady Driver, a fellow adoptive mom, who is a professional artist in North Carolina, is sharing her prints with me to add to our fundraiser!!! She already sold enough of her beautiful watercolors on antique hymnal prints to fully fund her entire China adoption expenses, so now she wants to bless others! She allowed me to select 5 of her bird hymnal prints and is having her printer ship the prints directly to me at printing cost. Cady is not taking a dime. Cady is a gallery artist and children’s book illustrator and she wants to give God the glory for her talent and bless others with it. When Cady learned about the girls’ card fundraiser, she offered to let us also make available her gorgeous hymnal prints! These can be easily framed in an inexpensive 8×10 frame or matted or floated in a larger frame. These make beautiful gifts!

You can see more hymnal prints on their website here!

“The hymnal prints are coming from North Carolina and will take about 1.5 weeks turn around once I tell the printer how many we need…. so I should have those ready for you to pick up first week of Dec. For shipped prints, I would expect them to arrive to you during the second week of December.”

Orders

*We are taking preorders now through November 20th, 12pm EST* (after Nov 20th please ask me about remaining stock)

FILL OUT THE ONLINE ORDER FORM HERE

Please fill out the entire order from, or I will not get your order. You will receive an email confirmation if you completed your order. Also please remember to go to the DONATE tab to submit donation & shipping! Thank you!

Suggested Donation Amount: 

Cards – $25 for each 20-pack of cards (with envelopes) and “

Hymnal Prints -$25 for each 8×10 hymnal print.

Pickup & Shipping: We will have free local pick up from my front porch (near the Greenfield Walmart). I’m happy to ship any quantity of cards or hymnal prints for the $5 shipping to anywhere in the country.

For example, if you order 100 cards or say 10 of Cady’s hymnal prints…..it’s still only $5 to ship everything! I can take cash, check, or Paypal donations using the link below. We will do our very best to get everything to you as fast as we possibly can! This is our third China adoption BUT our first ever adoption fundraiser so this project will be a huge learning curve!

PayPal for the Adoption Fundraiser Here

We hope you enjoy the girls’ cards and/or Cady’s hymnal prints. And thank you so much for helping us to Fly Zhong home!

-Blessings, The Kelleys

 

Completed Projects, special needs, Sponsor

A Wheelchair for Corina!

Ting Ministries in Romania

Dear friends, we send a big thank you to all who gave to Corina and her family! Thanks to the loving generosity of our TM family, Corina’s family was able to purchase a wheelchair and food items for her! What a difference this has made for Corina, who has Cerebral Palsy. Our ministry will continue supporting Corina on a monthly basis. If her family is on your heart, please know that monthly or one-time gifts are appreciated. (Contact us or see giving methods listed above). Thank you once again for your support, prayers, and encouragement. It is a blessing to Corina’s family and our ministry!