Saturday, October 29, 2011

Meet our princess! Here is Lina Carpenter!

Meet our princess!  Here is our sweet precious girl - Lina Carpenter! Our little girl is already 5 years old and each day that goes by is another day that she is not with her Mommy, Daddy and sisters!  She needs to come home as quickly as possible!  See the tiny feet - the hand holding her foot is a normal woman's hand. 

Anyone ever hear the song "Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)"  - eventually I will get it to play on this blog but until that time...listen to the words of that song with precious Lina in mind!  The words will break your heart and fill you with HOPE all at the same time.

Breath of Heaven  - Hmmm....these precious children are a tiny glimpse of heaven and a tiny breath of the LORD JESUS...there is no way to describe or explain in words that will make sense but some will understand when I say that Lina is a tiny breath of Heaven and already fills ours hearts with Joy...taking a quote from the "FACING the GIANTS" movie - "How can I love someone I have never even met?"  I CAN and I DO...Lina you are a tiny breath from Heaven!!!  We love you and are working as fast as we can to come and bring you home where you belong!

Lyrics - Song by Amy Grant
I have traveled many moonless nights
Cold and weary with a babe inside
And I wonder what I've done
Holy Father, You have come
And chosen me now to carry your Son.

I am waiting in a silent prayer
I am frightened by the load I bear
In a World as cold as stone
Must I walk this path alone?

Breath of heaven, hold me together
Be forever near me, breath of Heaven
Breath of Heaven, Lighten my darkness
Pour over me your holiness for you are holy
Breath of heaven

Do you wonder as you watch my face
If a wiser one should have had my place?
But I offer all I am
For the mercy of Your plan
Help me be strong, help me be, help me

Breath of Heaven, hold me together
Be forever near me, breath of Heaven
Breath of Heaven, Lighten my darkness
Pour over me your holiness for you are holy
Breath of heaven

Breath of Heaven, hold me together
Be forever near me, breath of Heaven
Breath of Heaven, Lighten my darkness
Pour over me your holiness for you are holy
Breath of heaven, Breath of heaven
Breath of heaven

I wonder and cry as I know Lina has spent many moonless nights - cold and weary and all alone.  I wonder if she even wonders anymore what she has done?   But now she is chosen to be our daughter!  She is waiting in silent prayer - in a silent world - frightened by the load she bears - her world is as cold as stone - Does she walk this path alone?  No she does not - Jesus is with her and her family is working hard to bring her home!

Oh Lord - Hold her together - Be forever near her - Oh breath of Heaven be her light in the darkness and pour over her your holiness - Breath of Heaven!  You are HOLY and you are God and you can do anything!

Oh Lord - Help her be strong - Help her be strong - Help me be strong as I watch and wait!  Oh breath of Heaven be forever near us and bring our little breath of heaven home!

The Lord tells us in His Word in Psalm 68:6 - " God sets the lonely in families".  He also tells us in Proverbs 31:8-9 " Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for th rights of all who are destitute.  Speak up and judge fairly, defend the rights of the poor and needy." 

Be a voice for the voiceless...

Please pray for Lina and the whole paperchase process to move more quickly than anyone thinks possible!  We serve a Big God and He can do anything! 
Thank you so very much!

Many blessings to you!   Lina's family

Friday, October 28, 2011

HELP OLGA NOW!!!! PLEASE check out the sites that are listed here!

Hi all,

PLEASE PLEASE pass this along and post anywhere you can!  I don't know more than what is in this message but I felt like I could not be silent!  I HAVE  seen with my own eyes what the little girl will endure!  This precious tiny little one being transferred breaks my heart! 

Please get the word out!!!!  She needs our help as all these precious children do but the LORD put this one in front of me today so I am sending her out to everyone for them to send her out!  May the LORD bring her family quickly and save her from a life in a Mental institution! For those of you that know our Sasha...this would have been the plight of Sasha had she not been adopted...her only "crime" She was an orphan and had cerebral palsy! It breaks my heart beyond words!  Read the book - "Boy from Babyhouse 10" to learn more!

Thanks everyone for praying and for helping in any way that you can!

Isaiah 58:10



This was written by the original poster - 
Olga E. is a little girl waiting for her family in Russia. She is in a really good babyhouse. I've been advocating for her for over a year, but she hasn't found her family yet. An adoptive family that just had court for their daughter who is in the same orphanage, was told that if they hadn't come for her before she turned four, she would have been transferred to a mental institution ( ). Olga E turns four this coming December. She will just fade away in an institution. Please help!

Would you post about her on your Facebook? Or link to my blog? Or spread the word about her in any way you can come up with.

This is her profile on Reece's rainbow:


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

MEET Angelina "LINA" Mariana Carpenter

MEET Angelina "LINA" Mariana Carpenter... 
Sister to Sasha, Ellianna and Avigayil....
Our daughter is still in her orphanage and needs to come home quickly!  She just turned 5 years old and is about half the size of our Avi (Tin Tin) and about half of her weight!  She is older than AVI by 4 months!  Posting a photo or photos within days so keep watch...also will work on making this blog more exciting to view for those of you that are super amazing at creating blogs!  I obviously don't have too much talent in this area!!  Although I plan to work on it! 

We are blessed to be the parents of this precious and tiny 5 year old little girl that desperately needs her Mommy and Daddy!

We are working on all kinds of fundraisers that we hope to continue long after Lina is home!  As you probably know caring for the orphans is our HEARTBEAT...our PASSION and OUR LIVES...especially those with needs that the world calls special!  These precious girls are the most amazing gifts the LORD could ever have blessed us with and we are humbled and catch glimpses of the LORD HIMself daily through these girls!

Spaghetti for to be announced as soon as we get a date that works with the church and our schedule...Brian is the Master Chef of spaghetti so plan on coming and plan on having lots to eat and lots of awesome fellowship...Early December date is being planned!

Online Auction...LIBERATE LINA...coming very soon and we are looking for items that anyone wants to donate and any gift cards that anyone can secure!  I will be posting a link to some amazing friends that are helping...actually doing the whole auction for LINA because I would be so clueless...remember I am the one with the blog that has no music and no pictures!!! Ha ha!!  I will put a link on here as soon as I have the link to give you!

ART for ORPHANS - working on this right NOW and will have some photos of the framed artwork to display and to sell for Liberating LINA!  Do you know an Art gallery that might want to display artwork by Ellianna Ya-Ting Carpenter...she has a great story to tell Psalm 68:6! I MEAN a really great story to tell!  She has her big sister's story to tell of her liberation from Russia...her story to tell of her liberation from Taiwan...her little sister Tin Tin's story to tell of her liberation from the Philippines and now a current day, play by play story to tell of LIBERATE LINA!

The T-shirt PROJECT  - coming soon....
Buy this T-Shirt
Liberate Lina
Psalm 68:6

"CANNED" you liberate LINA - selling right now...the most amazing yummy and made with love...canned peaches, pears (size - 2 quart) and Chow Chow!!!!  I guess you need to live in the Pennsylvania Dutch AREA to know what Chow Chow (size is a quart) really is - although I live here and don't even really know what it is but we are selling it for LINA!  Hey just buy a CAN and then you will know what it is!

I guess I will attempt to take a photo and post it here but "CAN" you some now!!!!
Made by Aunt Linda and Aunt Nora with much love

Praising the LORD for his Hand upon our lives today!  Proverbs 31:8-9
"Speak up for those that can not speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are desitute.  Speak up and judge fairly, defend the rights of the poor and needy."

So much more to share about all the Lord is doing for LINA and other little ones the LORD is placing in homes!  The stories of how He is connecting one family to another just amazes me!   I will have to share more of the stories and may the LORD be glorified!

You can post a message here if you are interested in any of our fundraisers or just email us at or

Brian Stephanie Sasha Ellianna Avigayil and LINA

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Into the Deep - Robert Rogers

Just met and heard Robert Rogers speak at MBIC!  Wow - you have to hear his powerful testimony! 


His interview with CNN -

A portion of his testimony on You Tube -

His book is entitled - "Into the Deep" - In an instant everything was swept away.  Like Job in the Bible "Though He slay me yet I will trust him..." Job 13:15 - HE has clung onto the scripture and the LORD Jesus!

His ministry is entitled - Mighty in the Land Foundation and they have built their first orphanage in the Vladimir region of Russia and it is called the Melissa Home in honor of his wife that lost her life in the flash flood in Kansas. 

His testimony will change your life and bring glory to the LORD!