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- Criniere Extreme Home Makeover Update #3
One last push to get the exterior projects done - Ryan Corrigan Check out the new page dedicated to the project Megan has been absolutely stunned by the ongoing efforts by the community to do an extreme home makeover for the family. Their home has always needed a lot of work, and Charlie always dreamed about making their home a great place to raise their growing family, but they never had the funds to make it a reality. But now, his dreams are coming true because of the generosity of the community. Many of these projects were made possible because of donations from people like you. Thank you so much! Over twenty companies have contributed to the project! Currently, we are sprinting to finish the outdoor projects - all we need is $2,500 to install the privacy fence and $6,500 for a shed, and the outdoor transformation will be complete!!! So far, we don't have any companies or donors for this, but we are trusting that God will provide. So far, Megan has not had to use any of her own money to do any of this! Incredible - and let's keep that going! Here is an updated list of everything that has been done. A brand-new roof was installed (https://www.nationsroofingandsolar.com/) Her old driveway and two back patios, and two retaining walls were removed (https://www.trubluellc.com/) Old shake shingle siding was torn off by people from Grace Point Church (https://gpchurch.us/) A massive dumpster for demolition was donated (https://www.kcdumpster.com/), Garage doors were removed, and the exterior wall was finished with windows (to finish the garage into a living space) (https://www.bizapedia.com/mo/owb-carpentry-llc.html) Twenty-six windows and two sliding glass doors were donated and delivered within one week (normal lead time was 6-8 weeks) (https://www.coronetwindow.com) Windows and new sliding glass doors were installed (https://www.bizapedia.com/mo/owb-carpentry-llc.html) A lot of electrical work was done to add floodlights around the house (https://purelightelectric.com/), (https://www.buildzoom.com/contractor/gj-electric-inc) A Ring doorbell system was donated and installed A porta-potty was donated for the construction workers Brand-new vinyl siding was installed (https://maverickexteriorskc.com/) Backyard lower patio with pave stones and a band new retaining wall was installed (https://hopkinshardscapes.com/), (https://www.keystonehardscapes.com/) A massive amount of overgrown shrubs and an old fence were torn out of the backyard. (https://www.trubluellc.com/) The front yard was graded and prepared for a new circle driveway (https://www.trubluellc.com/), (https://trifecta-contracting.com/) A massive concrete circle driveway was installed (https://trifecta-contracting.com/),(https://quicksilverrmx.com), A mini-split HVAC system was donated for the garage conversion into a living space. (https://www.lennox.com/,) A brand new furnace and AC unit for the home were donated and installed. (https://tmi-stl.com/) The bathrooms have been remodeled. (https://www.thinkbordner.com) (https://www.realtor.com/realestateagents/56d6cb14f384a201005fd07c) There was a sewer line repair (and a scheduled replacement) (https://allens-electric-hvac.business.site/) A company donated a really high-quality concrete sealant for the new driveway (https://specchem.com/specshield-wb) Outdoor drains have been added around the house to mitigate standing water (https://hopkinshardscapes.com/) Massive truckloads of dirt were donated for grading. (https://www.facebook.com/people/Summit-Trucking/100057155001603) The backyard was professionally graded. (https://www.trubluellc.com/) A beautiful deck was built by Doug Fields, the deck guy (https://www.facebook.com/dougfields23?mibextid=ZbWKwL) Privacy Fence Materials were Donated - (https://www.oakiq.com/) Backyard concrete - a deck sidewalk, a shed pad, a pool pad, and a new lower patio pad. (https://www.bizapedia.com/ks/stay-down-concrete-llc.html) A sprinkler system was installed and paid for by donations from individuals - $7,500 All new sod has been donated for the entire yard. (https://zaubee.com/biz/siler-turf-farm-156eqxcw) Beyond this list, there have been permits pulled and paid for and hours and hours of planning and coordination. Here is an updated flyer with the remaining materials cost we are seeking to raise: Priorities are: $2500 for the privacy fence $6500 for an outdoor shed Video Playlist You can also make a tax-deductible donation here
- This ONETHING ...
by Eliya Criniere Over the past year, I have been contemplating my future after graduation, carefully crafting what I believed to be the perfect plan. However, I soon realized that my plans did not align with what God had in store for me. But as I surrendered my will to Him, the Lord led me in a different direction that I never could have imagined. Recently, I was accepted into the Onething Internship program at the International House of Prayer University, and I am convinced that this is where God wants me to be. I am choosing to put Him first in my life, even though it may be challenging. Having experienced God's faithfulness time and time again, I am confident that I can trust Him to lead me on this new path. The internship was named after this verse which is very fitting for me in this season. "One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple." - Psalms 27:4 The acceptance into the Onething Internship program at IHOPU has been a significant milestone for me. It has reinforced my conviction that God has a specific calling for my life and has paved the way for me to pursue this path with confidence. Last year, I discussed the idea of applying for the internship with my parents, and they were very open to it. I asked my dad about it repeatedly, as I felt it was something I truly needed to do. We prayed together on numerous occasions, and it was encouraging to see my dad bring everything before God, no matter how big or small. Watching him devote himself to God made me reflect on my own life and evaluate how much of myself I was giving to God. While my dad believed that I did not need an internship to grow closer to God, I felt that it was what God was calling me to do. The Onething Internship is a six-month program designed for young adults to seek the Lord together within a like-minded community. The core element of this internship is the prayer room, where interns can spend time in prayer, worship, and meditation. Additionally, interns attend classes, serve in various roles around the missions base, participate in small groups, and receive discipleship. The internship is designed to help interns grow in their confidence in God's love for them as they delve deeper into His Word and prayer. In my opinion, it is crucial to have a deep life of prayer, as it is like a lifeline. Without it, we cannot survive. Prayer helps us to connect with God, seek His guidance, and grow in our relationship with Him. The Onething Internship provides a unique opportunity to devote myself entirely to God, to seek Him with all my heart, and to experience His love and grace in a way that is difficult to achieve in day-to-day life. I am excited about what God has in store for me during this program. I believe that the Onething Internship is going to be an exceptional opportunity for me to grow in my faith, deepen my prayer life, and gain a sense of purpose and belonging within a community of like-minded individuals. I am eager to experience His love and grace in new and profound ways. As I prepare to begin this journey, I am reminded of the words from scripture: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." - Proverbs 3:5-6 I trust that God will guide me through this season of my life, and I am grateful for the opportunity to grow closer to Him through the Onething Internship. I believe that the Onething Internship will be a transformative experience that will equip me to serve God in all aspects of my life. I am excited to see what God has in store for me during this program and look forward to growing in my faith, deepening my prayer life, and building lifelong relationships with my fellow interns. So far, I have saved half of the internship tuition - I still need to raise about $3,000. If you would like to help me pay the rest of my tuition, you can send money directly to my Paypal using the link below. Blessings.
- Charlie - The Math Lover
By Eliya Criniere As finals approach, I’m reminded of where I was a few years ago - studying for a college algebra final at just 16 years old. Sounds stressful, right!?! But I had the best tutor in the world - my dad. He was a math teacher who would stop whatever he was doing and rush to my side whenever I needed him. He spent countless hours explaining the concepts to me until I finally got it. He valued family so much more than anything else. My dad wasn't just focused on helping me pass the exam; he wanted me to actually enjoy math too. He used different teaching methods and made sure I understood the concepts. Thanks to him, I developed critical thinking skills that have been super helpful in my academic journey. On one particular day, my dad was his usual goofy self, cleaning and cracking jokes while trying to help me. While I was annoyed that he kept getting distracted, watching him be so goofy was well worth it. He always made me laugh and relax, even when I was frustrated or nervous. Looking back, I realize that our study sessions were more than just about math - they were about creating memories that I’ll always cherish. As I gear up for this year’s finals, I’m reminded of how lucky I am to have such a supportive family who always got my back and created memories that I’ll always cherish. They are my motivation and inspiration. And even though I’ll never get those times back, they will always stick with me. - Eliya
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- House Project | Charlie's Trust
The Extreme Home Makeover Charlies Criniere was killed while cycling, leaving behind his wife and 10 kids, 9 of whom are still at home. Charles was a pillar in the community, working as a public school teacher and deacon at his church. Right before Charlie died, he was dreaming of doing a home renovation, and now over twenty contractors and companies have rallied to do an extreme home makeover on the Criniere home! Biggest Needs Backyard Shed $6,500 Privacy Fence $2,500 Give directly to Megan Criniere for the Extreme Home Makeover! Non-Tax Deductible First Name Last Name Email Enter the amount you wish to give $ Item donating towards Give Thank you so much! tax deduct Make A Tax-Deductible Donation Donate Now Home Renovation All Categories Play Video Play Video 03:48 Extreme Home Makeover Update The outside projects are wrapping up! Now we have one last push to finish getting the fence installed, the sod installed, and the shed built. Learn more at: https://www.charliestrust.com/house-project Play Video Play Video 06:28 Criniere Family Extreme Home Makeover - Exterior Projects Charlies Criniere was killed while cycling, leaving behind a wife and ten kids, nine of whom are still at home. The community has rallied to do an extreme home makeover on the Criniere home. There are over 20 companies that are now involved! To read the full story visit: charliestrust.com Play Video Play Video 02:34 The Deck Build Timelapse Charlie had always dreamed of having a deck and now his family has a really nice one! Thank you so much, Douglas Fields (the Deck Guy), for the new deck and for those who donated to pay for the materials! https://www.facebook.com/dougfields23?mibextid=ZbWKwL Play Video Play Video 06:06 Criniere Family Extreme Home Makeover - Massive Circle Driveway Donated Charles Criniere was killed while cycling on August 27th of 2022 leaving his wife and 10 kids 9 of whom are still at home. Since then over 20 companies have rallied together to do an "extreme home makeover" on the Criniere home. True Blue LLC. (https://www.trubluellc.com/); Trifecta Contracting (https://trifecta-contracting.com), and Quicksilver Readymix Play Video Play Video 02:02 Community remodeling home for the Criniere Family The Kansas City community is rallying to do an extreme home makeover on the Criniere family home after Charles Criniere was killed in a cycling hit-and-run accident. Over $150k of work and materials has been pledged to remodel the home. Charlie always dreamed of doing this remodeling project but never had the resources to make it a reality - now it is happening! You can read the full story here: https://www.charliestrust.com/post/criniere-family-home-renovation-project Play Video Play Video 19:23 Megan Unscripted - Extreme Home Makeover Interview An Unscripted Interview with Megan Criniere about the Extreme Home Makeover that is happening on her home. Play Video Play Video 10:37 Charles Criniere Home Renovation Project | Let's Do This! Charles Criniere died while riding his bike leaving his wife and 10 kids behind. Charlie and Megan had been dreaming about renovating their home for years so that they could put their roots in deep and raise their family. We have put together a video to show you the work that needs to be done. Maybe you are a contractor that can jump in or maybe you can donate towards one of the projects! Check out the needs list at the end of the video and contact us and we can help you get involved. Here is a full punch list of all the needs: - Punch List (Exterior) Contractor Date Scheduled Date Finished Fix siding on the back of the house Remove the garage doors and convert to a living space Build Deck Paint the exterior of the house Driveway Demo, Retaining wall front & Back, Back Pads, Front Sidewalk, Front Stoop Replace Retaining wall in front and back Landscaping around the house needs to be fixed Trees along fence and yard waste hauled away Replace Siding, Compromised Sheeting, Fascia Boards Replace Windows & Doors Trim Out, New Shutters? Regrade Lawn Front & Back Pull Electrical Main for Painters Privacy Fence for backyard Gutter Replacement Pour New Driveway, Sidewalk, Front Stoop Install Drains for Driveway and In Front of Garage Update lights Punch List (Interior) Remodel Bathrooms Paint Interior of House Update Fireplace (Tile, Brick, and Mantle) Refinish or replace floors throughout Replace Trim Throughout Replace all Interior doors/closet doors Remodel Garage Demo wall separating Garage from Living area Update Lights For the full blog post please go to: https://www.charliestrust.com/post/criniere-family-home-renovation-project
- Partner | Charlie's Trust | Charles Criniere
Let's Give Back! Charlie devoted his life pouring into the next generation teaching in the public school system and in Christian Ministry. This family has a long history of giving radically of their own time and money and now is the time for us to rise up and give back! Let's shower this family with financial abundance so that Megan and the Children can move into the future with all they need to continue to spread Charlie's legacy. Four ways to Partner Become a James 1:27 Member Donate towards the Extreme Home MakeoveR Cover a Monthly Budget item Make a tax-deductible donation in the amount of your choice. Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress - James 1:27 CSB James 1:27 Monthly All-Access $ 12.70 12.70$ Every month A fun way to help fund the Criniere Family - James 1:27 Select ExtremeHome Give directly to Megan Criniere for the Extreme Home Makeover! Non-Tax Deductible First Name Last Name Email Enter the amount you wish to give $ Item donating towards Give Thank you so much! montly budget Cover a Monthly Budget Item below are the items available to fund Property Taxes $ 300 300$ Every month Select Utilities/Phone $ 940 940$ Every month Select Groceries $ 1,500 1,500$ Every month Select Health Insurance $ 1,200 1,200$ Every month Select Home/Car Insurance $ 450 450$ Every month Select Kids Sports $ 200 200$ Every month Select Car | Gasoline $ 400 400$ Every month Select Homeschool Costs $ 100 100$ Every month Select Life Insurance $ 75 75$ Every month Select Emergency Savings $ 500 500$ Every month Select Household | Misc $ 1,400 1,400$ Every month Select Retirement $ 2,500 2,500$ Every month Select College Fund $ 2,500 2,500$ Every month Select Family Vacation $ 500 500$ Every month Savings for an Annual Family Vacation Select tax deduct Make A Tax-Deductible Donation Donate Now
- Charlie's Trust | The Charles Criniere Story
CHARLES CRINIERE AND FAMILY TRAGEDY AND TRUST A Family of Faith Remembering their Father with a Message of Great Hope HEAR THE STORY Charles Derek Criniere 1978-2022 Charles died suddenly on August 27, 2022, when he was hit by a car while on a bicycle, leaving behind his wife and 10 children, 9 of whom are still at home. He was a devoted husband and father who deeply loved his family. Now the Criniere family is left in what seems like an impossible situation. However, the community is responding in amazing ways and the family is carrying a message of great hope! Charles was a graffiti artist on the streets of Chicago until his faith in Jesus radically changed his life. He was a Deacon at Grace Point Baptist Church and a beloved public school teacher in Grandview, Missouri. His whole mission in life was to bring lasting change to the next generation. More About Charlie Post on the Memorial Wall Stay connected to the Criniere family and their on-going story Sign Up Thanks for subsribing! Social Media FEATURED BLOGS Eliya Criniere Apr 28 Charlie - The Math Lover A few years ago, I was studying for a college algebra final at just 16 years old. It was stressful, but I had the best tutor in the world 149 4 13 likes. Post not marked as liked 13 Ryan Corrigan Apr 3 The Life of Charles Criniere Episode 3 - The Early Years Charles Criniere was raised by his single father after his mother fell mentally ill. He became more violent, had very little supervision ... 130 2 8 likes. Post not marked as liked 8 Eliya Criniere Mar 10 William Borden - "No Reserves. No Retreats. No Regrets" I thought about the things that my dad and I have prayed for so many years, things that God put in our hearts to accomplish... 192 10 15 likes. Post not marked as liked 15 Ryan Corrigan Feb 21 Real Hope Beyond the Grave In 2009, I lost a very dear friend in a tragic accident. The night of his accident (within the hour of his death), I had a dream... 174 1 7 likes. Post not marked as liked 7 Megan Criniere Sep 2, 2022 Featured Who was Charles Criniere? An overview of a truly glorious life by Megan Criniere I am not one for writing for a public audience, but love makes you do crazy things... 2,586 views 7 comments 48 likes. Post not marked as liked 48 James 1:27 James 1:27 Monthly All-Access $ 12.70 12.70$ Every month A fun way to help fund the Criniere Family - James 1:27 Select Full access to the Blog Full access to New Videos Phone app THE MEMORIAL CYCLING JERSEY This is the official memorial cycling jersey for Charles Criniere. The Kansas City Cycling Community hosted a massive cycling event called "Bright Lights" for Charlie." This high-visibility memorial jersey commemorates Charlie's life, that event, and will help to keep cyclists safe while spreading Charlie's story. 1/1 NEW Let's Give Back! Charlie devoted his life pouring into the next generation teaching in the public school system and in Christian Ministry. This family has a long history of giving radically of their own time and money, and now is the time for us to rise up and give back! Let's shower this family with financial abundance so that Megan and the Children can move into the future with all they need to continue to spread Charlie's legacy. Donate Now Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress - James 1:27 CSB JOIN THE COMMUNITY FORUM CHARLIE LOVED TO TALK SO LET'S KEEP THE CONVERSATION GOING POST A COMMENT ON THE MEMORIAL WALL Ryan Corrigan Dash · Sep 08, 2022 The Charles Criniere Memorial Like Reactions 2 38 comments 38 Views Inspiring Videos About Charlie Play Video Share Whole Channel This Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Now Playing 04:39 Play Video Wow! This Response! Launching a James 1:27 Membership Now Playing 04:42 Play Video Bright Lights for Charlie Memorial Ride || Thank You from the Criniere Family! Now Playing 02:42 Play Video It's Gonna Be Alright - Inspired by the Amazing Life of Charles Criniere Now Playing 07:08 Play Video Charles Criniere and His Faith? A LIVING HOPE Tragedy hit us when we lost our wonderful Charlie. This world can be very cruel which shows how far it has fallen from its original design. When Charlie woke up and got on his bike that day no one ever expected that it would be the day he would breathe his last. However, Charlie was blessed with 44 wonderful years which is less than most but more than others. The reality is that all of us will face the grave one day. When Charlie was a young man he encountered Jesus Christ who radically changed his life. Since that day Charlie's greatest joy was to share the good news of Jesus Christ who is offering eternal life to all who will respond! As a family, we bitterly grieve his loss but we have great hope because of the promise that we will be reunited with Charlie very soon. Learn More About Eternal Life firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Mailing address for Donations: Grace Point Church -10415 Chestnut Dr, Kansas City, MO 64137 LET’S CONNECT First Name Last Name Email Message Send Thanks for submitting!
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- The Charles Criniere MemorialIn The Charlie ConversationDecember 16, 2022Charlie was far more involved in the Kansas Cit’s community then I could have imagined. We attended church with them and so I already was aware that he was contributing valued time to helping out with various church activities, (meetings and volunteering and various events included… the list is very long. But it wasn’t until the day we all gathered to celebrate his life that I had a clue just how much he had poured into different circles of people within the community. Everytime we were around Charlie you could see he was laying it all out on the table. Tired or not, he and Megan always made you feel like you mattered. I believe the impact was so tremendous because that was how Charlie and his family treated everyone. Jesus was clearly shining through them. We really miss him.11
- The Charles Criniere MemorialIn The Charlie ConversationOctober 8, 2022I met Charlie through his brother Eric. In fact, I lived with Charlie and his brother for a few years, back in the early 2000’s. I didn’t know Jesus then, but I’m pretty sure Charlie was praying for my salvation. I never understood how he can spend so much time locked in his room praying. At least not until I got saved, years later. Despite my unbelief at the time, he was so patient, gracious and loving towards me. When I got saved, I wanted Charlie to know because his walk with the Lord deeply impacted mine. His faith was authentic and his passion was so contagious. The way he talked about Jesus made you want to love Jesus more. I have so many sweet and funny memories of him and Megan. I’m forever grateful for how the Lord used Charlie in my brokenness.31
- The Charles Criniere MemorialIn The Charlie ConversationOctober 5, 2022I met Charlie when he was in Chicago and part of the prayer furnace. His love for Jesus was so encouraging and contagious. My husband and Charlie became friends and Charlie encouraged Tony in so many ways. His life has left a mark on many!!!