We are the Carpenter family. We have seven (soon to be nine) special daughters adopted from all around the world! Brian and Stephanie Carpenter are founders/directors of Ting Ministries – a 501(c)3 Christian nonprofit orphan ministry. We are passionate about caring for “The Least of These” and being a Voice for the Voiceless.
Our daughters all have some type of special need – some mild and some more severe – but they are all our treasured daughters. Their special needs include: deafness, blindness, post traumatic stress disorder, Cerebral Palsy, spastic quadriplegia, Spina bifida, feeding tubes, epilepsy/seizure disorder, cochlear implant, club feet and other orthopedic issues, failure-to-thrive, global developmental delay, institutionalization etc.
Our first adoption was from Russia and Sasha was never supposed to walk and was headed to a mental institution. She is now 20 years old and a double major at Bucknell University. Sasha is also the secretary, administrative assistant and web designer of Ting Ministries and has a heart for the aging out orphans.
Ting Ministries got its name from the Carpenters' daughter Ellianna, whose Taiwanese name is Ya-Ting which means "to listen with your heart." Avigayil “TinTin” is adopted from the Philippines and her orphanage and region is where Ting Ministries began ministry work in 2009. Today, Ting Ministries works in the USA, Philippines, Ukraine, China and Bulgaria.
Members of Christian Alliance for Orphans and Christian Leadership Alliance, the purpose of Ting Ministries is three-fold:
- Ting Ministries seeks to raise awareness about the plight of the special needs orphans worldwide.
- Ting Ministries seeks to provide safe, Christian counseling for adoptive families.
- Ting Ministries seeks to work with native missionaries to go and share the Gospel of Christ with the orphans, so they are equipped to be leaders in their own countries.
Thank you for your interest and support!
|From left to right: Lina, Rachele, Ellianna, Sasha, Avi, Olyvia, and Annie|
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