March 25, 2019

"Come... and rest awhile"

And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.
(Mark 6:31)

   We live too much in public as many of you I believe :) We are excited and carried away by public meetings in orphanages, trade schools, giving consultation for needy souls, visiting lonely and afflicted, church meetings, babies, taking care of teens, societies, paperwork, too much work on computer, emails, bookkeeping, blogging, social network and such like things. Problems with young people is worse — and yet at times we are wearied and exhausted with both these, and both at once. That`s not easy to be a mom for teenagers... Details in another blog post :)
  There are times when we give and give and give and feel like we can’t go on. Until like being made keepers of the vineyards of others — our own vineyards are not kept. Jesus understands that. He whispers, “Come away by yourselves to a quiet place and rest a while.” We needed that quiet time with Jesus to recharge our batteries and renew our spirits to continue in our vocation. These times of retreat were important to not only get away from the pressures of a many souls that would seek to conform us to its ways, but  refresh and vibrant relationship with God. 

We felt burned out, emotionally tired. Our batteries were running out to the point that we became ill. The BOM team started having heart pains, a high heart rate, terrible chest pain, back pain, dizziness, weakness and much more.The last weeks have been very hard and very stressful...
We prayed that the Lord would send funds so that we could go to a "desert place" and rest. We felt that our forces were running out.

And he did it! He heard our prayers! Our Heavenly Father sent the necessary funds! I was super excited that I cried all day from happiness! Yep. I was shocked and amazed!

The longest sledding track 3 km, where you can get a speed 50-60km per hour

Amazing view!

Yes, so much snow. In many places 2-4 meters high

We planned to climb some place between the mountains and see its beauty. But the wind was super strong that it was easy to be knocked off your feet and I began to choke on the lack of air. We returned so it was extremely dangerous and this year not a few people died in the mountains :(

So, we could renew your batteries and had so much fun! We refreshed our fellowship with our Saviour and enjoying the amazing Ukrainian nature and breathtaking winter mountains.

We are so grateful to our donors that, not knowing it, they became the answer to our prayers! Our gratitude will never be enough! We heartily thank those who made it possible and blessed us renew our emotional and spiritual strengths! Now with new strength, we can take care of hundreds of others! 😊May God richly bless you!!! ❤❤❤

March 9, 2019

Trust in the LORD

 " 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

March 4, 2019

Tomorrow surgery

  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
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?! ♥♥♥


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