There is no place like home!


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

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Pura Vida!

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!

bunk bed 1 - damaged upright termites

THE TERMITES HAVE BEEN BUSY!

safest place in the house

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

bunk bed 1 close up

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

bunk bed 1- saw dust one leg

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

bunk bed infested

DISGUSTING!

bunk bed 1- damaged corner

Jose Maureen Jeremiah doing beds

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

Jose Arietta

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….

2014 boys trampline back profile

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

2014 jer and john begin installation of floor

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

 

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