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.
ABINA’S Annual Chili-Challenge for
COSTA RICA ORPHANS!
” ABINA’S 2013 ANNUAL CHILI CHALLENGE HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO“…
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
In 2016 we are celebrating our 6th year of New Beginnings and Blessings …
CHECK OUT OUR recent updates, click on the link below….
TEAM 20~20 Is on the MARCH!
Our fundraiser begins in March 2020
Colette’s Cookie Sale (via Bethany Chapel) will run until July 6th.
Jeremy’s Famous PURA-VIDA BBQ Sauce Sale (via Bethany Chapel) will run from April 6th-July 6th.
Pre-Orders suggested! Call or email for more info.
To make a secure online donation, please follow the link below….
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!
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
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.
Team work with Jeremy and Brad…..the making of the beds at RdV.
THANKS 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)
Blessings to All,
Colette & ABINA Ministries
We are home after a successful mission trip to Costa Rica!
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.
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!
THE CHILDREN LOVE TO HELP WHEN THEY ARE ABLE TO….
ABINA DONATIONS WERE USED TO RESTORE AND REPAIR THE CHILDREN’S FAVORITE FORM OF EXERCISE…THE TRAMPOLINE!