Bible Orphan Ministry (BOM) ministers to ten orphanages in Ukraine. In these places are orphans with various physical and intellectual disabilities, including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, mental illness and other special needs. We carry out regular Bible lessons for children, showing them love and giving them a chance to hear the Gospel. firstname.lastname@example.org
"My parents drink. There is often no food at home. My father often has delirium tremens, he shouts, is aggressive, he grabs everything that comes under his hands to hurt someone. More than once he beat my mother before my eyes. Once he left home and was searched for several days. He was in the forest all this time. I am afraid to live in a house with my parents. When I'm home, I shake with fear and can't sleep. I do not know what awaits for me tomorrow..."
We know this sweet girl from the Baby House, when she was 3-4 years old. Often she looks sad and depressed. Today she graduates the orphanage...
There are a lot of such and similar stories...It is terrible, heartbreaking and painful for these precious kids...
Every child has experienced terrible moments in life... God repeatedly in His Word says to care for the needs of orphans.
"Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world." (James 1:27)
One of the parts of our ministry is to help in the emotional needs of orphaned children. They live daily in poverty, fear, uncertainty about the future, defenseless, lonely, homeless, abandoned by their parents, seeing violence and mockery in families and so so much more...
We are starting a HUGE and VERY joyful summer project! Our hearts are thrilled! Our big desire and prayer to our mighty God to take 50 orphans to the summer Christian camp!Wow! For us, this is a huge amount! But we do not wish to leave anyone aside!
Thanks to such camps, we make friends with children even more! We get to know each other more, children make new friends, learn about God, get answers to their questions, get hope and much more! Thanks to THIS incredible trip we have become a huge family! Very often, children come for the Weekend to BOM staff, and we spend time together! It is AMAZING what the Lord does! Even today, when I write a blog post, there are 7 girls in our house. ;)
Sveta S. "I wanted for a very long time go to the Carpathian mountains very much. I saw mountains on TV, what a beauty there is! And when BOM told us that we were going to the Carpathians, it was a big shock for me and so one of my dreams came true! When we only drived there, everyone was so very happy and thrilled! Most of all, I liked it when we went up on the lifts and you could see all the beauty of the mountains. And of course the mountain Goverla! This is an unforgettable experience, joy, pride in ourselves and our class, when everyone climbed the highest mountain in Ukraine. Thank you for giving us such an unforgettable trip to summer camp in mountains! 😍 ❤"
Their teacher was very surprised and said, "I do not recognize them and can not believe my eyes! What's going on? For the first time in 9 years of work, I see them new!" The love heals wounds! :)
This amazing gift not only gives them hope and confidence, but also shows that they are not forgotten, that they are not alone and the Lord loves them! It will bring great joy and delight! Awesome adventures! Enjoying the magnificent creation of the Creator Himself!
Throughout the year, teenagers often ask us. "Will we go to the mountains this summer again?" :)))
Many of the children live outside of poverty and can only dreamof such a trip! For many 14 years old teens, this trip will be the FIRST time in their lives!
For 50 souls it is need $ 6,650. This is $133 for a week. About $20.00 per day for a person. This includes absolutely everything! The travel, rental vehicles, accommodation, food and much more. For us, this is a HUGE amount, but not for God!
Would you like to become part of the great joy and delight for orphans? Would you like to touch the heart of a child and present this amazing and wonderful gift? To bless orphans and become part of emotional healing and enable them to live with a loving BOM family.
You can send your gift of love through Ting Ministries. Please, leave a note "Camp for graduates". Thanks!
Send a check: Stephanie and Brian Carpenter Ting Ministries 29 East Poplar Street Lebanon Pa 17042 USA
$133 will remain FOREVER in their precious hearts thanks to your love and care!!!♥♥♥
PLEASE, share the need with your church, family, neighbour, friend etc!And most of all we ask you. PLEASE, pray with us for a MIRACLE!!! God will provide all needed funds and this trip will bring amazing blessings in the orphans hearts in the most incredible way!!! ♥♥♥Thank you so much!!! May God bless you!!! ♥♥♥
"I felt like a homeless, and now I'm a human..." These words were uttered by a young lady after we bought her several new things. She was so happy and so excited that she called her friends and talked on the phone, ran to work to show employees her new clothes, took pictures and put up them in the social networks. It seemed the whole city knew that the girl had new clothes! Her joy was not the end!!! :) ♥
So, what happened? More than a year ago, someone phoned me and said that Masha was going to take money on credit. I instantly rushed to the bank to stop her from this idea and from the consequences of what a girl might expect. Orphans often do not return loans and they often have problems with the law.
We met Masha on the street. We know the young lady for a long time and were happy to meet. She was very hungry! We fed her and had fellowship. When I asked the girl, where do you live? She burst into tears... It turned out she had nowhere to live! Oh, my! How?!
After she graduated orphanage and then a trade school, she lived with her friend in a dormitory for several months. Then her friend moved out, and Masha was forced to look for another housing. For several weeks she lived in a strange family. She came only for a night. In the morning she left and wandered around the city not knowing what to do... Then she was placed in the center for the homeless. She was frightened and ran away from there.
I understood that I had to do something so do not to leave the orphan on the street... I understood that I could not help everyone, but I can to help an one. The Lord gave me the decision to take Masha to live with me. I was scared. Since there were serious reasons for this.I knew that this would affect our ministry, the privacy of my sister Oksana and my personal life. I didn’t know if a 20 year old girl could change. I had NO IDEA what to do with her and that it was God's plan ...
I prayed and asked for the help of God, I asked all our friends to pray. I did not know what to do with her. She was so helpless as a small child... She was terrified, unable to help herself and defenseless. I saw that she had a lot of difficulties in all areas of life. I felt helpless because I didn’t know where to start... Because it’s a huge list of things to teach this poor soul. Trust me, huge!
We started to learn the elementary things. How to take care of yourself, make the bed every morning, say gentle words. We taught her how to hug. At first she did not perceive it. But today, when she goes to bed, she asks. "Alla, will you hug me?" :)))
We were surprised that Masha kept all the documents. Orphans usually lose them. Once studying her documents, we discovered that Masha had another sister whom she did not know about... And that her father died some time ago... :( The poor girl was shocked and overwhelmed. "Why didn't anyone tell me about it at the orphanage?" the sweetheart asked with tears in her eyes...
Honestly, every day I waited for her to leave... It is difficult for orphans to obey the rules. I waited that one day she would not return home. I was scared and at the same time heartbroken for her. That she is so helpless. That she will again be on the street. Absolutely not mature and not ready for independent life. This poor girl has a lot of issues...
Orphans have a lot of difficulties after they leave orphanages. They do not understand that because of their behavior, they can easily be killed, that some situations are very dangerous and their actions can completely destroy their life. Masha is kind, very trusting and people manipulate her life, using for their own purposes.
About a month later, we began to see results... It was clear that she tried and it gave us a great hope. Masha very quickly found a job and started earning her first money.
The young lady could not and did not know how to make tea. She was terrified to turn on the electric kettle. I decided to start teaching her to cook with elementary things. When the young lady learned to fry scrambled eggs. She was so super excited that she cooked it every day for several weeks!!! :))) Masha learned to use different household appliances, washing machine, vacuum cleaner, microwave and others. She likes to help to cook in the kitchen.
Once I asked her. If you like to cook so much. Why don't you go to school to learn for a chef? We helped the girl arrange all the necessary documents. During this, we faced many difficulties and realized that the poor soul would never do it herself in her life! If you know Ukrainian system for paperwork :( God loves her and has a special plan for her life! The Lord himself arranged this meeting 1,5 years ago to help this sweetheart!
Do you know what?! Today Masha is one of the best students in her group! The precious soul not only cooks well, but is very active in the life of the trade school! She gladly performs the important task assigned to her. Also she won second place in the game of chess between adults with special needs and first place among the women! There was no end to our joy!!! Masha exulted!!!That is huge victory for this sweet girl!!! ♥
If a year and a half ago, the girl did not have dreams and did not know what she wanted from life. Today she has a dream to work in the kitchen as an assistant chef. We pray that her dream will come true some day!
Masha loves to be in the fellowship of the church! She loves when we read the word of God together daily. "I feel that something is happening in my heart and it becomes easy and calm there, when we read the Bible". The girl shared her thoughts once. ♥
It humbles and warms my heart... The main reason is show her the love of Christ!!! That is most AMAZING blessing when a soul feels the presense of God! The precious girl often asks to pray for her salvation. Will you pray for her, please? :)
It is not always easy... There were many tears and many prayers. Sometimes it was very difficult and unbearably painful... There were moments when I wanted to leave home for a few days and weeks and be alone in the distance...There were moments when I survived the depression. But thank God for many years of serving the orphans, I learned how to overcome this crisis.
The trauma of childhood is the worst thing that can be... Today I understand very well families with children with FASD(Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder). I know very well what a child with a childhood trauma is. I know what is tantrums. I understand families with children with special needs. I have to learn soooo much yet!
When I was thinking. Where will this girl go? What does she feel? What will happen to her tomorrow? She will be on the street again, in danger, alone, in fear... I was even scared to think about it. I realized that she was in pain. That is the spiritual struggle of my spirit and flesh. What the farther I am from Christ, the more I hope for my own strength, the more it hurts me. But the closer to Christ, the more I trust Him, the more you feel His presence and the easier it is to endure all issues. When I have no strength, I begin to give up. God shows his powerful hand. ♥♥♥
And we have seen not once incredible miracles in Masha's life! That was something! We were in awe! A real miracle!
Masha first time in mountains. She was thrilled and thanked million times!:)
During these 1,5 years, I realized that I needed to change myself ... I realized how weak I was and I can do NOTHING without Christ! I am totally dependent on Him! Totally! God taught me a lot! I am learning daily and happy to be in the school of Christ! It is not easy to live with a teenage girl with a broken heart and soul. But believe me, it's worth it! When God comes first, when you daily understand why you are doing this. It's worth it! It is worth experiencing all the pain and tears when you see the first small glimpses that give hope. It is worth worrying when you see how the suffering soul needs your help and depends on you. It is worth suffering when you see these small or huge changes in the life of a precious person.
Birthday with BOM family :)
We do not and cannot know what will happen tomorrow. We don't know God's plans for Masha's life. But we thank God for giving the opportunity to help this poor girl and become part of her huge changes in her life. Over the past year and a half she has changed a lot! Everyone in the church community sees these changes and is undoubtedly happy for her. She began to bloom! She began to live a full life and flourish! God taught me soooo much personally and the whole BOM team as well!
The Lord accepted us into His huge and loving family. He called us His children and surrounded us with his overflowing love. We praying that the Lord help us to recognize and see those around us, who He wants to put in our family. He sets the lonely in families. We are praying that our hearts be open to Him and to others.♥♥♥
And this is only the beginning of the story. The rest of the story to be continued soon… ;)
P.S.I just finished this blog post and one beautiful young lady sent me a message. "Call me urgently!" I called her back. And she was crying so much in the phone saying that today her mother died from alcohol ..
" Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
( Proverbs 3:5-6)
With broken hearts, we would like to inform you that little Elijah’s surgery did not take place. It was shocking news for everyone that an hour before the surgery it was canceled. The doctor during the examination said that the mucus that is collected in the lungs of the baby can complicate his condition. He prescribed antibiotics in the hope that this would somehow help Elijah. Another doctor says that the baby can be operated in such a state... You can never know the truth. But trust the Lord!!!
The next surgery is scheduled for March, 18-19.
Many pray for the little angel and we are so grateful to everyone for your precious love for the boy and his sweet family! This is a huge support for the BOM team and his family for sure! We can only trust the Lord, He knows the best time. It is not easy... It is not easy to understand why baby’s surgery is constantly delayed. But do we have any other way than to trust the Lord?.. Even when it’s hard and you don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, trust the Lord. Only He is the way out and your Light!!!
" Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
( Proverbs 3:5-6)
P.S. We are still raising funds for his rehabilitation and other needs. More details HERE
Finally! Finally tomorrow will be the surgery of little Elijah at 10.00AM (Ukrainian time)! Praise the Lord!!! THANK YOU so much for your prayers and financial support !!! Parents are VERY grateful to all of you!!! ♥♥♥
For various reasons, the surgery was postponed. God knows the best time.Often due to the fact that the baby felt not well. He was constantly in the hospital and often in intensive care... Only recently, he spent a month at home, which was a real miracle!
The doctor warned us that the surgery is very complicated and we all should to be ready for everything... He explained that they would separate the two hemispheres of the brain and it will last at least 10 hours... That is Elijah can live with one half of the brain. Speech, brain activity, intellect, movement of parts of the body are all preserved. Of course, the little angel will need a long time for rehabilitation...
Little Elijah in the hospital with blood to his surgery
We do not know how much time and money it will take to rehabilitate the baby... It is very difficult to say. We know that only about $700 will be spent on the 5 day intensive care of the boy after the surgery. The operation itself will cost $3,000. In addition, a lot of the rest of the spending on medicines, tests and much more.
Also, the father of the family cannot go to work as he is at home with their little daughter Diana, while Stela and Elijah are in the hospital. Therefore, the family is starving and without means of subsistence...They don`t receive any social assistance and payments from government to support the family. Our goal is to raise $3,000 for the rehabilitation of Elijah and food for the family for the first time until Vadim gets a job. This poor family that has gone through soooo many challenges needs support and encouragement!
Could you please bless and show the love of Christ? Every little gift of love is a huge blessing for this sweet family!Elijah dreams to start walking! We really hope that the surgery will be successful and the baby's dream will come true! We ask you to pray earnestly for the Lord to send all the necessary means to the boy and his precious family. God gives peace and calm in the heart of the parents and Elijah. That God himself led the surgery and bless the hands of doctors. His precious life is valuable and in God's mighty hands.May the Lord be glorified through this operation, and all may see the goodness, power and mighty of our Savior!!!
If you wish to bless little boy and his sweet family you can send your gift of love through PayPal email@example.com Send a check to: Stephanie and Brian Carpenter Ting Ministries 29 East Poplar Street Lebanon Pa 17042 USA
Please, leave a note: "for little Elijah".We will add the sum to thermometer on the blog. Thank you so much!!! May God bless you!!!
P.S.Look how little Diana loves her brother! Aren`t they cute and lovely?! ♥♥♥
Thank you so much for your prayers and financial support! By the grace of the Lord, little Elijah is still alive!
But every day he gets worse ... Now the right hand began to function poorly and the kid can only say 3-4 words per day. His brain is slowly dying off ... :( The surgery was postponed in November because the baby fell ill again. Then he was in contact with sick of measles. Then, for about a month, the baby was in the hospital and the doctors expected measles to manifest. But thank God, Elijah has no measles! Then again pneumonia and resuscitation. Because of these diseases, the boy still can not get operated. Therefore, the surgery was postponed to January, in the hope that the baby will be better. Today the poor boy is at home and the doctors hope that the home environment will improve his condition.
Please, pray for God's mercy to little Elijah. God knows better when to do the surgery. Pray that the faith of the parents will be strengthened and they will be closer to the Lord in these difficult days. That God will give strength to endure all difficulties and His perfect peace in the hearts.
This Sunday, we had Thanksgiving in our local Bible Baptist Church Charity. It was so beautiful and so wonderful day!!!
It was so great when young people helped decorate the hall and to clean as well! :) They are such a wonderful blessing!
There was a sermon at the service, children and adults praised God. There were also many amazing testimonies about what God has done over the past year.
Our hearts were filled with incredible joy and gratitude to see and hear how God works in the lives of young people!
Many people have been invited. Many unbelievers have come to praise God together. It was so wonderful to see a lot of young hearts! It came many more souls than we expected! We did not have free space and did not even have enough chairs! Some had to stand during church service. Wow!!!
Every soul is precious in the eyes of the Lord. We had almost 50 souls! Awesome! :) Our hearts sang praising God!
In the end we had the Dinner of love. No one was left hungry. ♥
We have a tradition that after the holiday all fruits and vegetables were distributed to the neediest families and orphans. Many precious souls got the bag of fruits and veggies.
Of course everyone was happy and grateful! ♥
It was amazing and so beautiful day! We praise and thank God for His mercy and goodness to our small but lovely family!!! ♥
P.S.Since our church is 80% of graduates of orphanages, different age. Many young people suffer and face various difficulties.We would be so thankful for your prayers for the spiritual growth of Christians and the salvation of those who do not know the Lord Jesus personally. Thank you very much! ♥♥♥
THANK YOU!!! A HUGE heartfelt thanks to all, who participated and helped raise the necessary funds for little Elijah! God made a miracle and we were able to collect the required amount in a short time!!! Wow!!! Amazing!!!
You are doing a huge impact and give chance to live the precious little Elijah!!! ♥
Little boy feels not well... Attacks of epilepsy do not stop. In addition, he acquired another disease due to hormonal drugs. Cushing's disease. He is rapidly gaining weight, which is not good for the baby. We were told that it is very dangerous to perform the surgery for him in such state. The baby spends most of the time in the hospitals. :(
We talked with several neurosurgeon specialists. And all are talking about one thing, the baby needs brain surgery... The other day, Kiev experts said that they are ready to do the surgery! So very fast! Thus, the baby is preparing for it and will soon be sent to Kiev. We don`t know the details yet.
Please, pray that God will prepare the precious baby for the surgery, his body, spirit and mind. Also so that God would give His perfect peace in the hearts of parents. That the name of the Lord be glorified through this situation. God loves Elijah and comforts him. He had a dreams at night several times that Angels came to him. Recently, he dreamed that there was a lot of light from above and many angels came to him and they had dinner with him. Oh, my! How lovely! It comforts the heart to seeing the love of God to the little lovie. ♥♥♥