Praises be!!

May 19th, 2016

From Stephanie, around 4:30 in the afternoon today…

We got our approval!!!!!  Praise the Lord!!!!!  Just now!!!!  NYC on Monday and dossier to agency Monday and to China on Tuesday!!!

It is a miracle…this whole adoption is a miracle!!!!


Thank You, Lord, for hearing the cries of our hearts and for your mercy toward Annie!  Thank you to all those of you who are taking this need seriously and doing what you can to help!  Please keep praying, sharing and giving!

Urgent: Fervent prayer needed!

May 18th, 2016

“I cannot imagine going for so much in such a short amount of time which makes me believe that it is going to happen!!!  Seems like God loves to work that way.  <beaming smile>

~my good friend and a donor to the Carpenters’ YouCaring fund


Friends, it’s time to pray for an expedited USCIS approval for Brian and Stephanie’s I800A application!  They’ve been working at an amazing rate of speed, their application was picked up by a US Immigrations officer on Monday, and they are poised to take that approval and run for the next goal.


Yes, they still need funds for travel, and yes, please share Annie’s story with anyone who will listen, but until you hear the news that they have received this approval, plead earnestly with the Lord to move on Annie’s behalf and grant them this approval very quickly!!

Thank you, friends!!!  I know that MANY of you will pray, pray, pray!!!


Oh Lord, for the sake of Your name, hear the cry of our hearts for this little girl~






In 6 1/2 weeks…

May 14th, 2016

…Annie will turn 14 years old.

Did you know that she is trying her best to learn English so she is ready when her daddy and mommy adopt her?

Annie wheelchair[1]


Friends, many of you have been an incredible help and support to Brian and Stephanie over the past month.  At the time I am writing this, only $288 more and their fund will stand at $13,400, exactly HALF the amount they need to bring Annie home!  Every time I see the Carpenters’ Race to China 2016 YouCaring fund grow, my heart jumps and I whisper a thank you to God.  THANK YOU to every one of you who has shared, prayed, and given!

To those of you who haven’t yet helped with Annie’s need, I unashamedly plead with you–even if you aren’t the type to share needs like this on social media, would you please be willing to consider doing it this time?  Even if you can’t find the words to add, could you copy and paste the following link onto your Facebook page or other sharing platform? 

I beg you, please don’t stand by, hoping others will step in and fill the gap.  Please share her urgent need with all your friends and relations, ask them to pass it along to others, and trust that God will use your obedience to help bring this little girl home next month.

Brian and Stephanie are wonderful at nurturing children with special needs from hard places and Sasha is such a gentle and caring big sister.  I have witnessed this multiple times with my own eyes, friends!  I am so grateful Annie is joining their family!  But they’re not there yet!  Let’s stick with them until their goal is met!  PRAY…SHARE…GIVE

Thank you so much, everyone!!


From Sasha Carpenter~

Last week, Ting Ministries spoke at the CAFO Conference in Orlando, FL. Mom did a presentation on special needs adoption.
At the conference, she met three people who know Annie and have been praying for her to have a family for years!  They know that Annie has been praying for a family, as she has watched her friends leave after being adopted.

This past Sunday, I had the opportunity to share at the church I go to when I’m at school in Lewisburg.

I look out the window and see the trees blossoming, leaving pink leaves sprinkled everywhere and I realize how blessed I am. I have school work to finish up, the summer to look forward to…and yet, my heart is already thousands of miles away in China.

As far as our adoption process goes…

We are praying for I800 A approval, and the dossier will head to China as soon as that comes through.

The second half of the funding is needed for in-country expenses and travel.


Please be praying…

~Pray for a speedy I800 A approval!

~Pray that God will provide the remaining $13,688 needed for travel!

~Also pray for Annie as she realizes her birthday is coming closer and closer!

Annie wheelchair[1]