Ministry News

Posted in Children's Homes, Construction on April 16, 2018 by abrahamproject

RAISING A WALL

With the construction of the bridge completed, we have turned our attention to raising a wall between Phase II and the property next door. Our friends from Calvary Baptist and Living Hope Baptist Church in Kentucky worked diligently over the course of a week to advance rather nicely on the construction. We are also marking the outlines of the two homes and will start digging footers in the near future.  We love seeing progress!

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Jane Doe Update

Last newsletter, we shared about a baby girl we received who was abandoned in a Catholic Church. She is now 2.5 months old and is growing like a wild weed!  She is such a peaceful baby. We believe God has an intended purpose and destiny for her life. The case worker told us that they are still in the process of declaring her abandoned so that she can be adopted.

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In the mean time, we pray for the family that will have the privilege of raising her, that they will have a home that is founded firmly on the Word of God and His precepts. Please join us in praying for her placement with an adoptive family.

 

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Shalom!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 25, 2018 by abrahamproject

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: … Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek your good.      Psalm 122:6 & 9

 

The Israeli Ambassador to Costa Rica, Amir Ofek, has visited the Abraham Project twice since the beginning of the year.  The first time, he was invited by Pastor Jorge Gómez to hear about our project and its impact on our community.  Amir also shared with us some of the history of Israel.  Ambassador Ofek returned in March for the ceremonial signing of an Israeli flag to commemorate their 70 years as a nation.  As a community of faith, we are happy to celebrate Israel’s birthday and to pray for their peace and prosperity.  On both occasions, the Ambassador spent time at Phase II learning about our vision to rescue children at risk.  We are thankful for his visit.

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Adios!

Posted in Children's Homes on March 16, 2018 by abrahamproject

Today two spunky siblings left our home after being at the Abraham Project for 2.5 years.  They were transfers from another home up the freeway from us.

Last weekend, their parents flew in from Spain.  On Monday, Javier and Carmen visited Richard and Sandra for the first time.  Their adoption process had been a long time in the making, but there was an instant connection the minute they met!  The kids adjusted rather quickly to their new family and their attachment and bonding period was smooth and easy.  It was a joy to see this family fall in love with one another.

We will miss our lil’ friends dearly, but we know that they are far happier enjoying life with their new parents!

Ciao!

Posted in Children's Homes on March 6, 2018 by abrahamproject

This month, we had a sibling trio leave our home unexpectedly. Naomi, Dominic, and Cameron arrived here last August. They were difficult to handle in the beginning. However, the children changed drastically in the 7 months we had them. Dominic stopped cussing in English. Naomi, who had a number of crises at the beginning, adapted to life at the AP, and lil’ sister Cameron seemed to adjust the easiest. PANI notified us that the maternal grandmother was soliciting custody of the children. After completing an evaluation, they found her able to receive her grandchildren. On March 6th, they left to begin a new adventure. Pray with us that the seeds planted in their hearts will grow as they continue their journey with the Lord!

 

URGENT REQUEST

Posted in Children's Homes on February 19, 2018 by abrahamproject

Over the past several years, we have witnessed costs increasing more rapidly than the money coming into the coffers for the children’s homes, so much so, that we have now used up all the reserves.  Obviously, we have to address the shortfall.  This is where you come in.  The AP has always been a faith ministry that relies on the generosity of our faithful supporters.  We are asking that each one of you pray and consider how you might help remedy this pressing problem that we now face.  We are convinced that God has given us all an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of these children.  See instructions on the back.  Thank you!

 

Phase II Update

Posted in Construction on February 13, 2018 by abrahamproject

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Completion of the bridge is estimated for Feb. 23rd.  Not bad considering construction started the first part of January.  We are excited about the progress.  As a matter of fact, we have been able to clear the land due to a generous gift by one of our supporting churches.  Also, a new land survey was completed recently at the request of our engineer.  Once the bridge is ready, we will be ready to move dirt to prepare for the placement of the two new children’s homes.  Off and running now!

 

Ministry News

Posted in Children's Homes on January 25, 2018 by abrahamproject

On January 19th, news of an abandoned baby girl in a Catholic church hit the media outlets.  The doctor that received her in the E.R. attends our Costa Rican church.  She immediately contacted us with hopes that we would be able to receive her.  The baby was not born in a hospital and was less than 12 hours old when abandoned by her mother.  The baby girl was admitted into the hospital and every test imaginable was run.  Thankfully, everything came back negative.  She was administered a series of antibiotics since information about her birth was unknown.

A number of children’s homes in the country had already contacted the local PANI office with offers to take the baby.  However, the case worker in charge contacted us asking if we had space to receive this lil’ angel.  The social worker told us that she immediately thought of our homes when she was assigned the case, because we have never given her any problems in the past.  What a testimony!  Six days after her birth, we received this precious baby girl.  She came to us unnamed.  God in His infinite wisdom knew her even in her mother’s womb.  Isaiah 45:4: “I have even called you by your name; I have named you, …”  We have seen God’s protection and mercy over this baby: from the doctor on call that day, to her being in perfect health despite the conditions of her birth, to the fact that we received the call from PANI.  God has faithfully orchestrated every detail!  Our prayer is that she would one day know her Heavenly Father who cherishes her unconditionally and who took care of her from the moment she was born.

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My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.  Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

Psalm 139:15-16