Rejoice with us as we announce the Tin Tin House is complete and was dedicated to our Lord Jesus and service for His Kingdom on Sunday August 1, 2021
We praise the Lord for His faithfulness! There is not a breath I take or a day that passes that my heart does not ache for the day I will once again be in the presence of my beautiful precious daughter – to hold her hand and gaze on her dark eyes and beautiful curls…to listen to her laugh and smell her sweet aroma. Oh how grateful I am for the saving knowledge and hope I have in and because of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:5.
All because of one beautiful little princess named Avigayil Christina “TIN TIN” , our very special family in her birthplace and their diligent work and the kind gifts of many donors- this home has been completed. The building began with a dream, a few dollars and faith in the Lord.
The day I traveled to Avi’s birthplace to complete her adoption was a glorious day. The first moment I saw her was one of the best.moments of my life. Avi, Sasha and I flew out of her city and onto Manila in March of 2011. Flying over her city to leave I had a vision to build a home for children in her city. This is the fulfillment of that dream and vision.
Already in the Philippines there is another home nearly complete called the MeiMei House. There is also another home in Pakistan named the Tin Tin House. May our Lord continue providing for orphaned, trafficked, child soldiers, street children, poverty stricken and brick kiln children by growing this Tin Tin Ministry for children not just in the Philippines but around the world.
Thank you to each one who given and who has prayed. I have attached some photos of the Tin Tin House. The 2 boys on the photo/ sign with our Avi are rescued boys who became sons of our Pastor. They also have already gone home with the Lord and their stories are deeply entwined in the story of Avi and the building of the home and the growing ministry in the Southern Philippines.
There is a photo attached of the first drawing of what the house would look like and then photos of some of the progress in the past 2 and 3/4 years. Through these past months the building of the home would continue as we would have money to buy materials. Most of the work has been completed by the boys our Pastor has rescued and taken in over the years. Our Pastor and his wife have “adopted” them as their children and taught them in the ways of the Lord. We dearly love our Filipino family.
To God be the glory
1 Peter 1:13″….Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world.”
Romania- We have 11 dogs/puppies rescued from the cold streets that need to be spayed.
Indonesia- We have 2 older widows who need help with rent and food.
Pakistan-Outreach for brick kiln families for flour sacks
Indonesia- the continuous need for food for the orphanage children
Philippines- the Tin Tin feeding ministry will be doing their first food outreach to the leper community (over 100 children) . The team has also begun to a clean water project to the leper community and help is needed to make this happen.
A single mother with 2 children ( one who is deaf) who Ting Ministries has been helping for years has done a remarkable job in life since coming to know Jesus. She is saving to purchase a small home in the Philippines and only needs $2,800 for this dream to become reality.
Please continue to pray for our team/partners in each of these countries and also Russia and Ukraine.
Written by: Stephanie Carpenter, co-founder and co-director of Ting Ministries
There is a place my heart never left. When we adopted our Avigayil “Avi / Tin Tin” my heart fell in love with the Philippines and our brothers and sisters.
Ministry through Ting Ministries began in the Philippines all because of her tiny beautiful life. Saturday the 27th is her 14th Birthday. The grief of missing her never ends. She went home with Jesus 2 years and 15 weeks ago. I choose to cling to the truth of God’s Word.
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.
“And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so my ways are higher than your ways
and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
“The rain and snow come down from the heavens
and stay on the ground to water the earth.
They cause the grain to grow,
producing seed for the farmer
and bread for the hungry.
It is the same with my word.
I send it out, and it always produces fruit.
It will accomplish all I want it to,
and it will prosper everywhere I send it.
You will live in joy and peace.
The mountains and hills will burst into song,
and the trees of the field will clap their hands!
Where once there were thorns, cypress trees will grow.
Where nettles grew, myrtles will sprout up.
These events will bring great honor to the Lord’s name;
they will be an everlasting sign of his power and love.”
To celebrate her life our faithful team/pastor/brothers and sisters in the Southern Philippines are planning an outreach to the city to feed the homeless, orphaned and needy for Avi/Tin Tin’s Birthday.
Please help us celebrate the life of our Princess by giving to other needy children. The children will receive nourishment for their bodies and also their souls. They will learn about Jesus and the Truth of His Word.
Happy Birthday Princess Avigayil Christina “Tin Tin”.
A Special Message from Stephanie, co-director of Ting Ministries
“My heart is full and aching at the same time! Thank you to Ting Ministries supporters….
Tin Tin’s House is soon a dream made a reality. All because of one amazing precious girl who the world would have discarded. She will always be my princess and special treasure. This is so bitter sweet and I am so thankful for my faith in Jesus Christ because without that nothing would make sense. Even so…the house is built with love and tears! Thank you!”
Update: November 21, 2020 (Appeared on Social Media)
We have a huge announcement to share! We are blessed to report that our 2020 Christmas project, Tin Tin’s House, has been FULLY FUNDED by a generous donor!
This news comes just days after we shared this goal with you, our supporters! Tin Tin’s house is named after Avigayil Christina “Tin Tin” Carpenter, the adopted Filipina daughter of Brian and Stephanie, the founders and co-directors of Ting Ministries. Tin Tin’s house has been a dream of Stephane’s for two years and she is so thankful that her prayers for this home have been answered!
This home will allow our pastor in the Philippines to take in 10+ orphans and street children who are need of shelter and counseling. They will experience the love of a family and most importantly, of Jesus Christ.
When we have pictures of the completed home, we will share them joyfully with you! Until then, thank you for your support – and be on the lookout for our upcoming Christmas catalogue, with gift ideas that will benefit Ting Ministries’ partners around the world!
Thank you very much and to God be the Glory!
Original Post: November 17, 2020 (Appeared on Social Media)
Dear friends of Ting Ministries,
We at Ting Ministries in the US and around the world would like to thank you for your faithful support. Though these past months have held unexpected circumstances for us all, your support has blessed us as it has allowed ministry to continue in these difficult times. Recently, our partners in the Philippines have been serving families devastated by the typhoons which pummeled the entirety of the Philippines last week. Yesterday, they collected a special offering for families who lost children in other cities. Through the support of Ting Ministries donors, families also received food and were able to be transferred to a small temporary shelter. We and our pastor’s family in the Philippines were blessed by the support received in the face of this emergency situation. Many children have been left without homes or resources following the horrific flooding.
This week, Pastor John* (not real name) bought a small, dilapidated building close to their own home and materials to make conditions livable for 4 orphans which they will take in. He also applied for a government clearance to bring more homeless kids to the local children’s center. Now, it is our deepest desire at Ting Ministries, to complete Tin Tin’s House. The dream of Tin Tin’s House began after Avigayil “Tin Tin,” the beloved daughter of Brian and Stephanie (co-directors and founders of Ting Ministries) who was adopted from the Philippines, went home to Jesus two years ago.
Tin Tin’s house will be equipped to provide a home to more than 10 children. They will receive meals, education, counseling and learn about Jesus through Pastor John and his family. This on-going project is in addition to the small structure that Pastor John just bought this week. Over the past couple years, you have heard us often share about Tin Tin’s home and seen updates from the Philippines. Pastor John and his family have been working tirelessly – they completed much construction of the house themselves, never quitting, even when funds slowed or stopped. Now, we are so close to seeing the dream be realized!
This year, we are praying and aiming for Tin Tin’s House to be completed by Christmas! $5,000 is all that is needed to complete this project – and with the dire situation facing so many families affected by flooding, the need has never been greater!
Please, will you help us to make Christmas 2020 unforgettable for our ministry partners?! This project is so near and dear to Stephanie’s heart – it would be the best Christmas present ever for her and children in-need!
To help us reach our goal, you may give:
1. By check: Ting Ministries, 29 East Poplar Street, Lebanon, PA 17042
Pastor John* (name changed for protection) wrote to us with devastating news. He says:
“Pray for my home place. 2 bombs exploded yesterday killed 14 lives and wounded 28. Others are children. We are sending our aid soon. Pray for comfort and peace. Pray also for our team there. We are serving some of the poor kids there now.”
A terrorist group, ABU SAYAF, linked to Al Queda are responsible for the attack which killed and wounded 40+ innocent people, including the parents of the two children pictured. Our Ting Ministries team is on the ground now, serving and helping respond to the emergency. We would like to raise an emergency campaign to send as many funds as we can directly to our partners to equip them to serve in the aftermath of this terrible event.
Please consider a donation to help with this emergency need! Every little bit helps and is so appreciated! 100% of your gift will go directly to our ministry partners and will be used for the specified need! Thank you and God Bless You!