Gifts of Appreciation

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THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ARE COMMITTED TO PRAYING, SPONSORING, VOLUNTEERING & GIVING YOUR GIFTS OF LOVE TO THE CHILDREN & CAREGIVERS @ Residencia de Vida, (R.d.V)…

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Thanks to one generous donor, on February 22, 2021, ABINA Ministries sent 9 Tias’ and 4 Directors’ @ R.d.V each a token of appreciation; for their hard work and dedication to caring for the 20 children who call RESIDENCE OF LIFE, their home.

ABINA Ministries is in our 11th year and commitment to providing temporary relief to children in need in North and Central America.

A BLESSING IN A..

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ABINA ANGEL
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

ABINA Ministries

2020 COSTA RICA ORPHAN CHRISTMAS PROJECT

To make a secure online donation, please follow ABINA’S link below @

PAYPAL

https://www.paypal.me/ABINAMinistriesm

Thank you for your generosity, your prayers, and for helping provide for the children who call Residence of Life (RdV) their home.

Join our private Facebook group for updates!

AbinaProjectCostaRica@groups.facebook.com

Since 2010, our donors have provided for the orphans at Residence of Life (RdV) in Grecia, Costa Rica and Hogar de Vida in Atenas, Costa Rica. Bless you ALL for your continued support.

Called Home to Glory…

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Cherie McCullah
Oct. 21, 1962 – March 7, 2019
2 Corinthians 8:5

What feels like THE END is often the BEGINNING! Our hearts are broken but our love for Cherie, founder of Residence of Life, is unbroken. God’s plan of working through Cherie’s vision and your provisions have helped build two homes for 20 children in need. Her work has brought together an amazing team of missionaries and ministries, including ABINA supporters and donors. Please join us in prayer and support for the health and welfare of the children who call Residence of Life their home.

Cherie’s legacy is her love for children.
Cherie’s legacy is unfailing love for God and children…..

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Hello….

Thank you for your interest in ABINA’S updates.

Since 2010, our donors have provided much needed home furnishings and appliances to the orphans’ homes at Residence of Life (RdV) in Grecia, Costa Rica…

2020 will be our 12th mission trip to serve the children in Grecia and Atenas, Costa Rica. Please join us and/or keep checking back for more!

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To date, our donors have provided a dental fund for children’s braces, a microwave, an industrial sized fan for gymnasium, three freezers, five refrigerators consisting of … two industrial sized refrigerators, one apartment size, one office fridge, one domestic kitchen refrigerator, three heavy duty washing machines (2 with 10 year warranties) , an indoor ball and bike rack, a swing-set (gone missing😒), 20 custom made beds (10 bunks) with 20 mattresses, two sectional couches (2018 Mission) , plumbing materials, home maintenance (screen repairs) trampoline repairs, etc., donations of clothing, shoes, household goods, craft and party supplies, Christmas and birthday gifts, patronas for child sponsorship, everyday care needs for orphaned children and opportunities for volunteers to experience life changing    experiences through Tico culture, Spanish language practice and life through the eyes and hearts of children in need.

*-LABOR OF LOVE-*

J & C Bert/ABINA Ministries

ABINA MINISTRIES – BUCK-UP-4-ORPHANS-CHILI-CHALLENGE

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ABINA’S Annual Chili-Challenge for

COSTA RICA ORPHANS!

My husband and sister made this for ABINA, while I was away visiting family...it will be a great asset to our future fundraisers!
 ABINA’S Ticket Booth…a great asset made with love by Jeremy and Maureen..

2015….

Buck-Up-4-Orphans Fundraiser provides for the needs of the orphan home in Costa Rica. The Christmas in July raffle raises the funds to help purchase their most needed household items. Thanks to all who donate! 2015 funds will go to purchase a new industrial sized washing machine!
Buck-Up-4-Orphans Fundraiser provides for the needs of the orphan home in Costa Rica. The Christmas in July raffle raises the funds to help purchase their most needed household items. Thanks to all who donate!

ABINA’S 2013 ANNUAL CHILI CHALLENGE HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO“…


ABINA IS SHORT FOR; A Blessing In A …..

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ABINA means, “A Blessing In A…..” 

We purposely left the end open to allow a place for you to bless abandoned and at-risk children in Central and North America.

ABINA DONORS and VOLUNTEERS:

Thank you for your of generous contributions to the children through ABINA Orphan Project Ministries….

Your giving has played a vital role in preparing permanent family-style group homes for un-adopted children.

The first home ABINA helped Residence of Life re-model was located in Atenas, Costa Rica.  After the lease was up on this home, Residence of Life purchased a home in Grecia, Costa Rica.  This home is for children under the age of thirteen.  This year in Grecia, 2018, a second home was established for ten teen-age girls. 

There is always work to be done! 

We trust God’s Plan for their future is one to prosper them; to give them hope, love, and something no one can take from them, “the love of Jesus Christ.”

Thank you for helping provide relief for children who were removed from harmful environments and at risk of becoming victims of unthinkable criminal acts!

It is a blessing to know that the children now sleep comfortably in their beds, in a safe home and do not have to worry where their next meal will come from. They no longer have to wonder who will love and care for them.  Their new mom and excellent caregivers see to it that the children’s everyday care needs are met, that they attend school and church regularly and have good friends in the community.  

To God Be The Glory!

Believing that All Things Come From God and for His Purpose, we want to thank our donors and friends for your part in His Plan.

The need is great, and there are many more children in waiting for a home to call their own, and Lord Willing, our goal to help Cherie build 10 group homes will become a reality.  What’s needed most are prayers for financial support to purchase of land in which to build the homes on.

 Colette & Jeremy Bert

ABINA ORPHAN PROJECT 

P.O.Box 294 – Deming, WA. 98244 – 360-220-7110

LOOKING BACK……

2013 THE CREW: a sample of what we do….JAKE JORDAN JERRYBEFORE: sidewalk beforeAFTER:sidewalk after ATENAS Home : THE ONE WASHER LOOKS LONELY!power to the peopleABINA ADDED A/C FOR FUTURE MACHINES!wired laundry new roof

WELCOME HOME NINOSLamb by Barbara Jorgensen (RIP) for matching children’s field trip tee-shirts project.

Cherie and ColetteCHERIE AND COLETTE here …Two heads are better than one, we think! 

In 2016 we are celebrating our 6th year of New Beginnings and Blessings …

CHECK OUT OUR recent updates, click on the link below….

Celebrating 6 years of New Beginnings and Blessings!

 

Can you help?

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Happy First Day of Spring and New Beginnings,

I wanted to reach out and ask if you know of any non-profit organizations helping migrant children in the United States?

Just as it may be with you, I am feeling overwhelmed with the surge of migrant children and God nudging me to do something.
It is the same way God nudged me to help Cherie prepare Residencia de Vida for the first children. It’s the same nudge I felt when He helped us start ABINA Ministries.

Cherie and I use to say, “If only we could bring Residence of Life children to the United States. How much easier it would be to care for them.”

Fast forward 10 years and 15,000 thousand children here in the U.S.A. and I’m pondering what to do.
I can’t talk with my dear friend Cherie, but I can reach out to you for your thoughts and prayers.
Please send me a message or leave a comment. I truly want and need to hear your hearts perspectives.
God Bless You All…please pray for the children caught in the middle.

¡Feliz primer día de primavera y nuevos comienzos!

Quería comunicarme y preguntarle si conoce alguna organización sin fines de lucro que ayude a los niños migrantes en los Estados Unidos. Así como puede ser contigo, me siento abrumado por la oleada de niños migrantes y Dios me empuja a hacer algo. Es de la misma manera que me dio un codazo para que ayudara a Cherie a preparar la Residencia de Vida para los primeros niños. Es el mismo empujón que sentí cuando nos ayudó a comenzar ABINA Ministries. Cherie y yo solíamos decir: “Si tan solo pudiéramos traer niños de RdV a los Estados Unidos. Cuánto más fácil sería cuidarlos”. Avance rápido 10 años y 15,000 mil niños aquí en los EE. UU. Y estoy reflexionando sobre qué hacer. No puedo hablar con mi querida amiga Cherie, pero puedo comunicarme con usted para escuchar sus pensamientos y oraciones. Por favor envíeme un mensaje o deje un comentario. Realmente quiero y necesito escuchar las perspectivas de su corazón. Dios los bendiga a todos…oran por los ninos!

ABINA 2016

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A BLESSING IN A BED, TEN AGAIN, REFLECTIONS…..

We did it!

ABINA Ministries 2016 Orphan Project

In 2016, our Costa Rica mission’s goal was to build ten more beds for the expansion of (RdV) Residence of Life’s home #2, Casa de Timoteo, a group home for ten teen children.

We are grateful to all who participated in this project and look forward to what God has in store for ALL future projects.

Anyone with a heart for helping ABINA’S Christian Ministries and the children at *RdV, please ask how you can help or join us on our next mission.

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A blessing in a 12 passenger van with a roof rack to transport the wood, to build 10 new beds…

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Jeremy, hard at work!

Team work with Jeremy and Brad…..the making of the beds at RdV.

FIESTA!

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IMG_8154THANKS TO OUR DONORS….

ABINA’S Swim FIESTA has become a tradition for the orphans at RdV! 

The children enjoy every minute, as do the caregivers who deserve to have some fun, too!

This video is being shared for the benefit of all those who help fund, support, pray for, care for and love the orphans in Costa Rica.

(click on the swim fiesta link below)

SWIM FIESTA /abinaorphanproject

Blessings to All,
Nosotros Ammamos,

Colette & ABINA Ministries

make someones life better

 

 

There is no place like home!

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We are home after a successful mission trip to Costa Rica!

PURA VIDA

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ABINA BEDS!

There is no place like home, but our hearts remain with the children in Costa Rica.

Because of your  generosity and the support from other ministries and volunteers, 20 children call Residence of Life their home. 

VAYA CON DIOS
For 11 years, donors and volunteers have blessed ABINA Ministries with opportunities to serve the children in Grecia and Atenas Costa Rica!
Each year the Lord provides a way for our non-profit to raise the funds needed for our annual mission. Each mission allows us all, a chance to help orphans with their personal care and home furnishing needs.
Every day, we trust God to direct our paths, and breath new life into all we do and all who feel called to be His hands and feet! 

Con Mucho Gusto….


Some reflections and photos of previous mission trips:

Back in the States, upon our return home, we began preparing for ABINA’S 3rd Annual Chili Challenge at BBR. With the help of our volunteers and board members, we were able to get everything done in time for the event. 

ABINA’S yearly fundraiser, held on July 19th, raised enough funds to buy the orphan’s home a larger size refrigerator. The new appliance will be delivered to the children and their care-givers before Christmas. 

The new freezer was purchased by ABINA donors, in Costa Rica, as a part of  our mission trip in April 2014. 

One of life’s simple pleasures, a new freezer! They didn’t know it was coming until the truck pulled up into the driveway!

Spring Mission Trip To Residence of Life,  Atenas, Costa Rica; 

Jeremy and Colette traveled to perform maintenance on the bunk beds and kitchen cabinets built in 2010/11.

Several of the kitchen cabinets, kitchen table, and one child’s bunk-bed. We were able to rid the furnishings from the termite infestation and spray for six months protection.

The funds used to replace the infested wood was paid for by ABINA’S donors.We tried to take photos to show you how important this mission was. If we had waited another year, the bed would have been a total loss. We learned that in the future, all of our wood work will need to have a preventative applied to them, on a regular basis. One application lasts six months. We will be back!

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THE TERMITES HAVE BEEN BUSY!

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ABINA BEDS ARE THE STRONGEST PIECE OF FURNITURE IN THE HOUSE…..!!

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DAMAGE DONE FROM TERMITES ENTERING IN THROUGH ONE OF THE SCREW HOLES!

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IF YOU SEE THIS UNDER THE BED, YOU CAN BE SURE THE TERMITES ARE BACK!

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DISGUSTING!

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Jose Maureen Jeremiah doing beds

A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR COSTA RICA FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS, MAUREEN AND JOSE….

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WHILE THE CHILDREN WERE ON THEIR ABINA SPONSORED EVENT, JOSE AND MAUREEN WERE HELPING JEREMY REPAIR AND APPLY TERMITE PREVENTATIVE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP AND LOVE FOR THE CHILDREN!

THE CHILDREN LOVE TO HELP WHEN THEY ARE ABLE TO….

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ABINA DONATIONS WERE USED TO RESTORE AND REPAIR  THE CHILDREN’S FAVORITE FORM OF EXERCISE…THE TRAMPOLINE!

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2014 jer and john almost done trampoline 2014 jer and john just starting trampoline  girls reaction to fixed trampoline

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A BLESSING IN A NEW BEGINNING……2014 ABINA PROJECT

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Every nonprofit organization has unique challenges and opportunities. The first four years of our growth and changes, reflect the realities and decisions we have had to make.

We give thanks to God for allowing ABINA Orphan Project Ministries to to grow and become ABINA Ministries, Inc, a recognized non-profit 501(c) 3 public charity.  We are committed to His Great Commission and mission to be a conduit of  blessings for North Americans to provide for abandoned, orphaned, and UN-adopted children in Central America.

Thank you ALL for choosing to help ABINA’S volunteers bless the children at Residence of Life.

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“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27

Your cash donations, contributions, moral and personal support, prayers, time and participation in our annual fundraiser has provided a safe and loving environment for six children who are NO LONGER abandoned and abused~!

In one year’s time, Cherie McCullah has successfully managed her residence, her hired help, volunteers, and the demands of the health department.

The six children have adjusted to their routines with their new school, church, their community activities and friends.

Opportunities often come disguised as obstacles……

Last year, Residence of Life celebrated their first anniversary and second Christmas in the home you helped ABINA Ministries remodel. Unfortunately, this was to be their last Christmas in the home. The land-owner presented Cherie with a notice to vacate the property by April 1, 2014. The up-shot is that a new home will allow Residence of Life the change needed for growth. Although the rent will cost more than what she is paying now; we trust God will provide ALL that is needed.

What is required for Cherie to do next is move to a at least a four bedroom with three bathrooms home, on 1/4 acre of land in the Atenas, Costa Rica area. She is interested in a rent to own option, for a home that fulfills the 14 page health department rules and regulations. 

The Girl's Bunks x 3

The Girl’s Bunks x 3

Our 2014 mission was to dismantle and move all the ABINA funded furnishings, and home improvements to a new home.

Before we arrived in Atenas on March 11th, the home Cherie was planning to move to, fell through. Thankfully, her current home’s landowner will not be returning to Costa Rica on April 1st, which has allowed Residence of Life time to find a new home. 

In the meantime we, Jeremy and Colette, are on our ninth day of working to confront the termite infestation found in the children’s beds and kitchen cabinets.We have replaced the damaged and infested wood on all but one kitchen cabinets, sprayed to prevent more damage and sealed the new pieces to protect from further infestations. Tomorrow, we hope to be finished with this project!

One thoughtful donor provided ABINA enough money to sponsor a fun event for the children, This included lunch at the Cariari Mall, and an afternoon of swimming at our home away from home, The Adventure Inn. 

A real treat for the children and care-givers.

A real treat for the children and care-givers.

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One of our simple pleasures after a hard days work; watching the sun go down…!

COSTA RICA MISSION…

As always, our projects are on-site and are planned around a school break, either Christmas or Spring in order to accommodate students and families who are able to travel with us to Costa Rica. All willing hearts, strong backs and volunteers who are not afraid to get dirty are welcome to join us…

Washington State Mission…..

BBR’S  3rd Annual “Buck-$-Up for Orphans Chili Challenge”

 July 19, 2014

Mark your calendars! You have time to perfect your favorite chili recipe. We have added a new category for the “BEST SALSA.” ABINA’S funds are raised through our yearly fundraiser, USPS Mail and/or through our online PayPal link to be found @ https://abinaprojectministries.com/2013/03/21/donate-now-faq/ or   http://wp.me/p26AMe-ap

About the only thing we can not take with us....the children's hand prints will remain as a reminder of their new beginning.

About the only thing we can not take with us….the children’s hand prints will remain as a reminder of their new beginning.

We invite you to view our previous projects, subscribe to our blog, view our new mobile app, and contact us for more info.

Email: abinaorphanproject@gmail.com   / Web: http:www.abinaprojectministries.com / Mobile: http://m.abinaorphanproject.com

ABINA Ministries is a 501(c) 3 public charity created to be a conduit of blessings for abandoned, orphaned, and un-adopted children in Central and North America. Our mission is to provide occasional relief to children left without their first line of defense, their parents. ABINA Projects are funded by tax-deductible cash contributions from donors, with the help of volunteers who offer their time, skills labor, and prayers.   

ABINA MINISTRIES, INC – P.O BOX 294 – DEMING, WA 98244 – 360-220-7110

As you can see, we have our work cut out for us….

2014 PROJECT in REVERSE!

BEFORE……

RESIDENCE OF LIFE'S KITCHEN BEFORE ABINA'S KITCHEN PROJECT.....One of our projects in 2014 is to remove everything ABINA installed and leave it as we found it.    DURING…..

RESIDENCE OF LIFE'S ABINA'S KITCHEN PROJECT.....
RESIDENCE OF LIFE’S ABINA’S KITCHEN PROJECT…..

And AFTER!

Removed, Rebuilt, Retreated and Sealed Wood and Reinstalled...No more bugs, my lady!

As our 501(c)3 project guidelines require our charity to do, ABINA maintains our donor-funded  projects (furniture, etc) to assure ALL we offer will continue to benefit its recipients (children)…In this shelving unit’s case, all the termite infested wood was removed, the pantry shelves rebuilt, retreated and resealed. The area it is attached to was cleaned by RdV volunteers and the cabinet(s) reinstalled to be just like new! NO more bugs, my lady! May ABINA donors blessings continue to be “A Blessing In A New Beginning…” according to God’s Will, and to His Glory Forever!

Jesus goes to the heart for salvation,

the mind for renewal, and the body for purification.

"Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2

“Carry each others burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace. —1 Chronicles 29:15

MIMI HELPING WRAP

Blessings come in all shapes and sizes. Prayer pillows, new sheets and mattress protectors were provided by ABINA donors for the refurbished children’s beds…

What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built. What will matter is not what you got, but what you gave. What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught. It is not about your competence, but about your character. It is not about your success, but about your significance.

Sisters in Christ Jesus...

Sisters in Christ Jesus…

“For by grace you have been saved through faith;
and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
not as a result of works, that no one should boast.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” – Ephesians 2:8-10