Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Angela Needs a Family!

Angela needs a miracle! She ages out in Feburary 2017, just two months from now. Many of you followed Annie's story of finding her family right before she aged out... Now, I ask you, please help us find Angela a family! She was moved from a war region in Ukraine to another area. When a family saw her in 2012, she was not walking, but she might walk a litte now. She is mentally delayed and has some possible vision issues, but she has a gentle, sweet spirit. Angela deserves a family! Please go to this post to learn a bit more about her and please SHARE her story! She needs a family. We can't save every child, but we can make a difference for one life at a time.

What Can I Give Him? Part 1: A Home for the Carpenters

Written by our friends at The Blessing of Verity....
Every morning, first thing in the morning, Joe and I pray together.  For a long time, one of our earnest requests has been for a more suitable home for Brian and Stephanie Carpenter’s unique family and other ministries.
We KNOW Brian and Stephanie, we KNOW their passion for orphans, their trust in the Lord, the love and care they lavish on their girls.  We also KNOW that they are living in a tiny multi-level home, they themselves sleeping on the floor, without sufficient space for all the equipment their girls need…the wheelchairs, walkers, standers.
Many of you followed and donated toward Brian and Stephanie’s record-breaking 6 1/2 week Race To China for Annie back in the spring.  They officially adopted her one day shy of her fourteenth birthday and brought her home with full trust in the Lord that He could move them to a home that was more accessible and could accommodate all their girls’ equipment.
Their genuine need has been heavy on our hearts, maybe because we have lived in a very restricted space ourselves.  We know what a dramatic difference the right logistics will make for their family every day!  So I was thrilled to hear this week that there is something we may be able to do to help them in a practical way.  [Yes, I am feeling compelled!  You know it, or I would absolutely not be in this space fundraising again!]
Their oldest daughter Sasha, sitting beside her newest sister ANNIE at our kitchen table below, has started a YouCaring fund to surprise her daddy, A Home For Christmas.  Please go read the eloquent tribute she has written about him there.  What she writes about Brian is true; his entire life is given to the Lord in ministering to his family and beyond.  We have the highest respect and admiration for both Brian and Stephanie.  We hope that you will find it in your hearts to contribute something and that you will pray along with us for provision of just the right house for this dear family!
And now, a little treat for you…a glimpse of Annie!  When I first met Annie, I told her we have a daughter from China living in our family, too, and her face lit up with a huge smile!  We recently got the girls together for the first of what we hope will be many visits.  I explained privately to Josie that it will seem to her like Annie is much more disabled than she really is, but that Annie is super smart and understands everything she says.  Her body just does not cooperate with her efforts to move and to speak.  Josie responded, “I get it.”
One of the first things Annie did when she got home was to install a favorite game on the iPad, change it from English to Chinese, and begin playing it before Brian and Stephanie realized what she had done!  We see a communication device in this girl’s future!
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Two beautiful young ladies, loved and cherished daughters, being a bit shy at their first meeting!  Both of them are so sweet-natured and both of them love to laugh!
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Some of the ice managed to be broken over drawing projects and homemade chocolate chip cookies, and they agreed to be pen pals!
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We watched God provide the home we needed in order to accommodate Josie’s needs.  We are eager to see him provide a home for Brian and Stephanie, Sasha, Ellianna, Avi, Lina, Rachele, Olyvia, and Annie!


We love you, girls, and we thank God for the treasures you are in our families!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

A Home for Christmas: Suprise Annie and Her Daddy

"I don't need sunshine now,
To turn my skies at blue
I don't need anything but you!" ~Annie and Daddy Warbucks


Hi everyone! This is Sasha, with a very special blog post! Today, I would like to tell you the story of my sister Annie and her very own Daddy Warbucks. Six months ago, Annie was a nameless orphan in China. She would have aged out and become unadoptable, had it not been for one person, who felt called to bring her into our family. My dad. 

My dad, Brian Carpenter is the kindest, most selfless men I know. He is the founder and co-director of Ting Ministries, my family's non-profit organization that works with teenage and special needs orphans in several countries including: the Philippines, China, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Pakistan. My dad is a stay-at-home parent along with my mom, because running our ministry and taking care of my six younger sisters  with special needs is a full-time job. Many people may not realize this, because my dad so quietly serves and cares for his family, day after day. He is truly a Defender of the Fatherless and although he has given so much already, he wants to help his daughters even more and open his heart and home to even more children.

However, to be able to make his dreams a reality, we need your help. My family's current house is too small to adequately provide for my sisters needs and to bring more children home. My parents have found a house near my university that is perfect for our needs. This house will allow us to: have plenty of space for wheelchairs and walkers and therapy (my sisters can't use their walkers in our small hallways now), and have more space so we can bring home more children who need families. A house so close to my school also means I can continue to stay close with my sistersand help with the ministry

In order for us to move into the house, all we need is 20,000 dollars for a rent-to-own deal! Please, as a daughter, who sees how tirelessly my dad works to provide for his family and my sisters, particularly Annie, will benefit, I ask you:

Will you consider making this a Christmas Annie and her daddy will never forget? Please go to www.youcaring.com/surprisehome

This fundraiser is a complete suprise-- my dad has no idea it's happening! What gift it would be to surpise him with a new house. You see, my dad doesn't want a bigger house just for himself. He wants it for his children and for the ministry, to help other children who have no family to call their own. Might you consider joining me to affirm my dad's work and sacrafices? The house is just a material place that our family needs to continue helping my sisters and others. A bigger house means more opportunities for my sisters and for Ting Ministries to grow. To my dad, family is the most important thing. As Daddy Warbucks says with Annie:

"...nothing on earth
Could ever divide us!
And if tomorrow,
I'm an apple seller, too
I don't need anything but you!
And what's the title of the dream
That's just come true...

I don't need anything...but you!"

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Student of the month at Paramount Sports Complex - Gymnastics

Guess who was named STUDENT of the MONTH at Paramount Sports Complex? That's right-- Ellianna Ya-Ting of Ting Ministries!
"Ellianna Ya-Ting Carpenter loves gymnastics and Paramount...Ellianna works hard at everything she does and has a smile and personality that lights up the world...She is deaf and has cerebral palsy...Now you should see her jump, do handstands, vault to a handstand... and do pullovers on the bars. She has the spirit of an Olympic gymnast-- work hard-- never give up-- try again-- realize you are blessed...."
Here's what Ellianna's teachers had to say about her: "Ellianna was chosen to be the student of the month because she really is an inspiration to us all. Her joy is infectous and we love having her at Paramount! Keep up the hard work Ellianna-- you prove that possibilities are limitless!Picture

Dnepropetrovsk - stray animal rescue

Ellianna Yating shared "Friend" - helping stray animals in Dnepropetrovsk's photo.
"Friend" - helping stray animals in Dnepropetrovsk
we managed billbords)))) thank you for your help!!!! its not cheap but we hope that it will attract attantion of some good ukrainian people.

Faces of Adoption





 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The many faces of adoption...
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China
Ukraine
Philippines
USA
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The Carpenter family is raising funds to bring home 2 girls with cerebral palsy from China in 2017 and raising funds for a much needed larger home!
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PROVERBS 31: 8 -9
Without faith it is impossible to please Him… —Hebrews 11:6

Faith in active opposition to common sense is mistaken enthusiasm and narrow-mindedness, and common sense in opposition to faith demonstrates a mistaken reliance on reason as the basis for truth. The life of faith brings the two of these into the proper relationship. Common sense and faith are as different from each other as the natural ...life is from the spiritual, and as impulsiveness is from inspiration. Nothing that Jesus Christ ever said is common sense, but is revelation sense, and is complete, whereas common sense falls short. Yet faith must be tested and tried before it becomes real in your life. “We know that all things work together for good…” (Romans 8:28) so that no matter what happens, the transforming power of God’s providence transforms perfect faith into reality. Faith always works in a personal way, because the purpose of God is to see that perfect faith is made real in His children.

For every detail of common sense in life, there is a truth God has revealed by which we can prove in our practical experience what we believe God to be. Faith is a tremendously active principle that always puts Jesus Christ first. The life of faith says, “Lord, You have said it, it appears to be irrational, but I’m going to step out boldly, trusting in Your Word” (for example, see Matthew 6:33). Turning intellectual faith into our personal possession isalways a fight, not just sometimes. God brings us into particular circumstances to educate our faith, because the nature of faith is to make the object of our faith very real to us. Until we know Jesus, God is merely a concept, and we can’t have faith in Him. But once we hear Jesus say, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9) we immediately have something that is real, and our faith is limitless. Faith is the entire person in the right relationship with God through the power of the Spirit of Jesus Christ.
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