I know this blog is sorely overdue for some new writing. I hope the time to do that will be very soon. I have plenty to tell you about the kids.
But for today, because our family's story was featured in the Journal Star this morning, and because some of you might have wandered this way from the link provided, I want to provide some information on how you can help the orphans of Pleven.
As you may know, Chris and I have been working for the last few years to help the children remaining in the orphanage where Sam, Tony and Hannah came from. There have been endless roadblocks and SO much spiritual warfare surrounding this work.
Well, recently, God did something huge for the children of Pleven. By God's grace, another existing 501c3 Christian orphan ministry has agreed to absorb the work of the Pleven Project. I know the directors of Ting Ministries, Brian and Stephanie Carpenter, first hand. I know their hearts are pure and their work is absolutely saturated in prayer. And, they have many years of expertise in Orphan Care, Missions, and Adoption.
Currently, Ting Ministries' work in Pleven will include providing babas (grandmotherly figures who come in to spend one on one time with children), medical and psychological specialists, specialized formula, and medical procedures for children with complex special needs.
There are currently 70 children living in the orphanage as well as 30 children coming in for day services.
You can learn more about Brian and Stephanie and Ting Ministries here.
If you feel led to contribute financially to Ting Ministries' work in Pleven, you can make a donation:
- by sending a check to 904 State Drive, Lebanon, Pa 17042 (write Pleven in the memo line)
- or through paypal here. (Again, be sure to mention Pleven so Ting ministries knows where your donation should be given.)
I cannot wait to tell you more. God is certainly on the move.
Lot's of love to all of you.