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.

joes sunset

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

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