Thank you for your interest in ABINA’S updates.

Can you believe 2018 is almost over?

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…

To date, our donors have provided three freezers, two industrial sized refrigerators, one apartment size and one office fridge, three heavy duty washing machines (2 with 10 year warranties) , an indoor ball and bike rack, a swing-set (in storage), 20 custom made beds (10 bunks) with 20 mattresses, a sectional couch (2018 Mission) , plumbing materials, home maintenance (screen repairs) etc., donations of clothing, shoes, household goods, party supplies and everyday care needs for orphaned children.  


2018 started out fairly slow because our family was hit with the flu and walking pneumonia. Our Spring and Summer was spent working on our farm in the Pacific Northwest. The many hours of outdoor work help strengthen our muscles and widdle-away some of my winter fluff!

The past couple of years have been a turbulent time for us. I had minor back surgery and Jeremy beat prostate cancer thanks be to God and the surgeon’s brilliant mind, hands and technology.

Jeremy’s new lease on life and my new and improved back means that ABINA Ministries mission to help Costa Rica orphans WILL continue.  We are grateful to ALL who participate in helping ABINA serve Residence of Life (RdV)……thank you for the comforts your donations have provided the two homes and 20 children.

Last but not least, we are asking  for prayers for the orphanage founder, Cherie McCullah. As most of you know, she is an incredible mom and servant of God.  Cherie  is currently in treatment for her cancer, and we trust that God will heal her, just as He did my husband.  She is in good hands and the children are being well cared for by RdV’s in-home Christian caregivers.

Pray for the children’s hearts as they anxiously await their Mama’s return home. It truly does take a village to raise 20 children and we are not done yet!

Pura Vida and Vaya con Dios Amigos!  In Christ’s Service and with love,

J & C Bert/ABINA Ministries






One thought on “2018.5

  1. Thank you Colette , ABINA ‘s Founder, President and Webmaster. Thank you LORD for everything , It’s all Your’s and tp You be the Glory, AMEN…JWB


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