Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Girls :)

Update --December 2012

Wow, I did not realize I have not posted in a long time!  Soooo much has happened since I last posted.  The waterproofing is finished and the basement is a construction zone mess from the waterproofing.  Eventually (Lord's timing), we will clear up the mess and start construction to finish the basement living quarters.  This requires clean up and then repairing the damaged walls and floor from the flood.  We have new flooring and baseboards; we just have to fix the walls first (drywall repair and finishing) and then install the new flooring.

Meanwhile, we keep busy with our five girls and their various needs; ages 12, 16, 17, 18 and 19. The two oldest are in college and the 17 year old, Kelly, graduates this year.  We are praying our next child is closer to Faith's age for a change.  Faith is the 12 year old.  I finished my M.S., Psychology degree and am praying for God's direction for future steps. Meanwhile, we are in prayer for God's perfect timing to finish the basement.  For now, we are spending our time with the girls and saving up for a big two week trip to Yellowstone National Park this summer.  Until then, that is our focus. We continue to be so blessed by others supporting our ministry and the Lord honors our prayers and keeps moving in mighty ways.  It is very exciting to see the girl's grow, and how happy they are.  We just love our girls!!  Thank you everyone for your love and support!

His Will, His Way, His Timing, For His Purposes,

The Shive Family : )
 David, Cheryl, Faith, Kelly, Rachel, Carisse and Amanda

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Waterproofing the basment is finished!

B-dry finished waterproofing yesterday. We are so grateful that work is done. They had to cut the drywall on the bottom of the walls a few feet as part of their waterproofing so we have work on the walls that needs to be done to make the place habitable. The flooring cannot be installed until August as the cement has to have sufficient time to cure first but the walls can be worked on in the meantime. There is a lot of work that needs to be done to fix the walls and we are not drywall experts so we will need help with this big project. There are two groups of wonderful christian men we know with experience that we will call. Our prayer is the basement is finished by August so God can guide us how to best use the space. There are two ideas at present; teenager with a baby needing mentoring and help, and women with one or two children needing mentoring and help. We will keep praying about God's desire for that space and I will do some research in the meantime. I do not finish graduate school until September so I will be busy until then, and keep working on research regarding need in the meantime, and be in prayer for God's provision to finish the basement to make it habitable. Please join me in prayer!
His will, His timing, His way,

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Thank You Barnesville Baptist Church!

May 2, 2012

We are so very grateful for a substantial contribution from Barnesville Baptist Church to enable us to proceed with the waterproofing of the basement.  B-Dry is coming on May 14 to dig the trenches and install the drain to keep the water from the water table from ever flooding the basement again!  This means construction to finish the basement for the women's ministry can occur as early as June 2nd.  After the waterproofing is done we will need to fix drywall on the walls and some places in the ceiling and install new flooring and the basement will be habitable again.  We are very excited for God's plan for that space once it is ready for habitation.

Philippians 4:19--And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

April 28, 2012

I re-did Faith Home Ministries website.  Now it will be easier to update.

Long Overdue Post!!

November 2011

I said I would write about this incredible charitable contribution and here it is........(better late than never).

Audi, USA donated an Audi A6 to Faith Home ministries in November! David and I flew to Ingolstadt, Germany to "receive" the car and tour the very nice Audi Forum and factory to see Audi's being made. It was an incredible week in Germany and Prague (we had to drive the car somewhere and Prague was close). We drove the car off site and enjoyed it for several days in the Czech Republic and beautiful Bavaria, Germany (truly stunning). David got to drive it on the autobahn--the car goes FAST! Then we returned the car in Munich where we flew home and it was shipped to us. It came a couple days after Christmas. The Audi A6 is one of the top five safest cars for 2012. We are very blessed and continue to be amazed by Audi's incredible generosity--THANK YOU AUDI!!!! What an incredible opportunity to see the Czech Republic and Bavaria, Germany that we didn't think would happen until after retirement! Below are photos from the trip (click on photos for enlarged view).