Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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).

The Van and Prayer Requests

We received pictures of the van from Pastor Mark today! Thanks to all who donated and have been praying for our dear friends. Pastor Mark is so thankful and has shared a few prayer requests:

"I already received the money and now the team is using it to help the victims of ISIS in Marawi. Pray for my trip to Indonesia tonight for a church planting meeting. Pray for provisions and protections too."



Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Update (Need Met!) 350 Dollars for a Funeral: A Need from Our Partners at Bible Orphan Ministry

Update: June 1, 2017
Thank you to those who gave for Andriy's funeral costs. We received word this morning that BOM has enough to pay for all the needs related to his funeral. Please pray for Andriy's brother Misha during this time.Thank you.

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Can you help Ting Ministries and Bible Orphan Ministry raise 350 dollars for a funeral? Misha is a Christian, and his brother Andriy, just passed away from tuberculosis, (We are unsure if Andriy accepted Christ before he died). Both brothers are orphans--Andriy doesn't even have shoes or clothes to be buried in. This is such a small amount-- please consider what you can do for Misha in his grief. Imagine how this would strengthen his faith. From our partners at BOM:

"Dear friends, we are so grateful that so many of you have been praying for the young guy Andriy sick withTB. [His brother Misha] called the ambulance 4 times to take Andriy to hospital. All refused. Finally next day poor guy was transferred to hospital. Doctors did all medical tests and X-ray. But today in the morning Andriy has gone... We are going to help Misha with funeral but it cost money. It is need to buy many stuff, coffin, rent a vehicle to transfer his body and many more. Andriy was so poor that even does not have shoes to bury him... Even clothes and shoes need to buy. The funeral will happen tomorrow or the next day."

If you want to donate to Andriy's funeral costs, please go to Bible Orphan Ministry's Donation page.
Or, go to the PayPal button at the side of this page. (You do not need a PayPal account to donate through this button).

A Great Night for the Least of These

Check out the highlights of Ting Ministries' "For the Least of These" fundraiser. It was a great night filled with friends and fellowship. Thank you to all who came out to share their voice, musical talents, and support for the orphan. We would like give a special thank you to the following people: Barb, Michelle, and Melissa for helping set up, Kathy, Lowell, and Pastor Asif for sharing about Independent Church in India's work, William for speaking, and the Martin Sisters Band & crew for sharing your musical talents! Thank you to anyone else who came to support us and is not listed--you have helped make a difference for Brittan and Hope. Please continue to share and pray for these two little girls in China as they wait to come home!
Missed the fundraiser, but would still like to help? Check out our fundraiser at: www.youcaring.com/return2china

The Martin Sisters Band with some students...
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Annie in her first concert playing the guitar! Thanks Teacher Melissa!
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Lina was busy zooming around the gymnasium. Look how tall I've grown, she says.
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Tables for Ting Ministries and Independent Church in India
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Friday, May 26, 2017

A Special Plea Tonight: S is Aging Out!

Hi everyone, this is Sasha. Some of you may know my heart for the teenage, "aging out" children of Eastern Europe. As a orphan with special needs in Russia, I was placed in a mental institution. To say the least, my future was bleak. Today, as a junior honors student at Bucknell University I am proof of how a family can transform the life of an orphan. I have a special plea for you tonight. S is aging out and is in urgent need of a family! She is from an Eastern European country. S is described as "merry and radiant." She is a girly-girl who loves to do her nails, and wear bows and tiaras in her hair. She is listed as having moderate mental delay, hydrocephalus and Spina bifida, but she can get around independently in her wheelchair. S is quite social, a leader among her peers, and loves going to school (for special-needs children). Imagine how a family could change S's life! Today, I advocate for orphans because I was once one myself. I have seen how my sister Annie, who was rescued hours before she would have aged out, has thrived and grown in just one year. From the four walls of an orphanage to an American high school student who plays guitar, she now has a world of opportunities in front of her. Please, won't someone do the same for S? Please share and pray for S-- she has very little time before it is too late. To learn more about S, please go to the Waiting Child Advocacy page. (Contact Ting Ministries for the password.



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Update: Need Met! (Emergency Need for the Philippines After Terror Attack!)

Update: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A big thank you to all who donated to the emergency van fund for the Philippines! In less than 24 hours we raised enough money for the van! Pastor Mark and the street children thank all of you. Please continue to keep them in your prayers as the situation and city is still dangerous. Pray for strength and protection as they begin to transport the children to safe locations.

EMERGENCY NEED for the PHILIPPINES
 Dear friends of Ting Ministries, a few hours ago, we asked for prayers for our partners in the Philippines after an massive ISIS attack occurred earlier today. We have received word from our partners. In their words: "There is a bomb threat in every part of the city and we need 1,000 DOLLARS so we can get a van to begin transporting street children to safe places. It is not safe for them here and because there is martial law, other groups will resort to terror activities." We have also received word that as of now, the orphanage where Ting Ministries works is secure. Please share this post and help anyway you can, through prayers and donations for the van!

To donate, please go to the PayPal button at the side of this blog. Specify for Philippines Van and we will receive a donation. 100 percent of your donation will go to the Philippines urgent need! Thank you all!


It's V's Day!

Update 6/10/17: A family was found for sweet little V! Thank you to all who helped advocate for her!

It's V's day! Look at those big eyes and curly hair-- isn't V precious? She is from an Eastern European country and is not yet 2 years old. V needs a family fast--she is in urgent need of a liver transplant. Imagine, something so simply fixed at a hospital here, is denied to V simply because she has no family of her own. As the older sister of several sisters who have come from dire situations, I know V could thrive in a family. We have no time to lose!


To learn more about V, please visit our Waiting Child Advocacy page. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Precious Little O

Isn't little O so beautiful? She has Cerebral Palsy and has been waiting for a family of her own for so long! Ting Ministries is personal friends with the people who asked us to advocate for her. If you would like to learn more about this precious girl message us or contact us at: tingministries@comcast.net.

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Philippines Ministry Update: Shoes, Instagram and More

We at Ting Ministries wanted to send another big thank you to the people who donated money for our shoes project in the Philippines. Thanks to your generosity, Pastor Mark was able to purchase shoes for all the street children! 




Also, if you have been following Ting Ministries on Facebook, you might have seen our other need. Pastor Mark's mother passed away last week. The hospital would release her body to the family until they paid their fees. With the help of Ting Ministries and our supporters, we were able to send money for Pastor Mark. Please continue to keep the family in your prayers at this time, as his mother will be dearly missed. However, we can rejoice knowing that she is with the Lord in heaven!

A final note: Ting Ministries is excited to announce that we have launched an Instagram page! Please check it out and follow us here. Stay tuned for more exciting updates as we head into the summer!




Thursday, May 11, 2017

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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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Ting Ministries at CAFO 2017!

Just in case you missed it...


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Ting Ministries went to the Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit! This year, Team Ting headed down to Nashville, TN!

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We are proud Defenders of the Orphan!


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We saw some old friends...Annie was blessed to see Kyla from ICC( International China Concern)!
To say she was excited would be a huge understatement. ..I think the entire hall heard her continuous shrieks of joy!

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Our God is the defender of the orphan and He writes beautiful stories. Ting Ministries has been partnering with Agape Hands - Christian ministry of Calvary Chapel Hemet, California.
This ministry and these loving women knit and sew for the.orphan. During the winter Ting ministries shipped the socks, hats, mittens, etc to other ministry partners for orphans. Agape hands recently finished a shipment of pillowcase dresses. The dresses are beautiful and we are working on developing an orphan program where the child that receives the new dress made with love will find a sponsor to send them to school. Recently 49 street children attended Christian camp in Zamboanga run by our partners. It is our hope and prayer to send all 49 to school.( Program called " Sponsor a Dress" more coming as we develop the.program...and yes..boys will be included but need a different program name and new item)
I asked our partner in California to pray for us as we headed to CAFO 2017 to be presenters in two workshops. I told Colleen we were headed to Nashville. Colleen then told me her grandson was going to college in Nashville and he found a church he loved and he was working at the church - Brentwood Baptist! Turns out it was the church for CAFO 2017 and her grandson was working CAFO for the church!
Today we had the.opportunity and blessing to.meet Colleen's grandson! Two ministries from opposite coasts join together.

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Braeden-- you are awesome! Keep serving the Lord! Braeden now has a Team Ting shirt to be a Voice for the Voiceless!

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Ting Ministries has a Vision of a WORLD WITHOUT ORPHANS.
Brian (executive director of Ting Ministries) shared our vision at CAFO 2017 during the two sessions, where he was a presenter. It is possible to have a World without orphans.
We need to be in the Word of God and we need not only to follow the first part of James 1:27 but also the second part which states " ...and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."

This is adoption!
This is JAMES 1:27 being lived out daily without fanfare or notice by others...but our Father in Heaven sees and one day will say well done my good and faithful servant.
- William Wilberforce
"This world does not need interested observers - it needs INCURABLE FANATICS."
Help Hope and Brittan have the same opportunity to be loved!

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