Tuesday, February 27, 2018

February 27, 2018

We are working on ways to spread the word of the ministry to get more donations as we are in the planning stages of setting up a second Faith Home Ministries home in Vermont for transitional youth.  The Maryland home needs upkeep as well. This is a process that will take time; to have both homes ready for residents, and funding to afford the upkeep and necessary construction. Meanwhile, we keep busy with the two girls in the MD home and working on the
upkeep of the MD house (with volunteers in spare time so a lengthy process). The first-floor bathroom tile was not properly installed with cement board backing and a leak rotted the wooden underlayment. Currently, we are working on removing all the wooden rotted floor, laying new wood, then cement board, then new tile-- in the first-floor bathroom. Further upkeep on the list includes fresh coats of paint, fixing broken thresholds, etc.  This keeps us busy until Spring when we focus on the basement construction. The picture is the current state of the first-floor bathroom!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Things have been busy


Please forgive the silence for so long. One of the girls has a significant health issue with correlating disabilities so things have slowed down in regards to taking more children.  We are down to two teenagers in the home and that is keeping me pretty busy!!!  I also went back to grad school (and graduated July, 2017) to get my Master of Social Work as one of the next steps for the ministry is establishing Faith Home Ministries homes nation-wide.  This will take much time, effort, research, planning, and resources that do not exist at present, in order to make this dream a reality.

More update later.  Our website mistakenly went down and we have to rebuild it so our website is currently a work in progress as we piecemeal our old website with the new website format.  I just realized I need to post pictures of the Costa Rica trip with the girls (from June and July, 2015) too; such great times!  More later.