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Costa Rica - El Jardin Sagrado

Costa Rica - El Jardin Sagrado
El Jardin Sagrado is a beautiful camp/retreat center located in the Orosi Valley of Costa Rica. El Jardin Sagrado is dedicated for the glory of God as a place to host Christian mission teams and rent to Christian churches and organizations.  Please consider supporting this Retreat Center as it is in need of some repairs.  We would love to see the camp grow to be a light in this community, a place to come and find rest in HIM!

Here are some of the needs: 

Our greatest need is for your intercession and prayers- for direction, provision, protection, health, divine appointments, boldness, etc.   Thank you for taking the time to pray and consider your involvement with El Jardin Sagrado: Dedicated for the glory of God.   

Camp vehicle – the current van is disintegrating fast! Cost is about $20,000 (We often say that it is a great place for prayer- pray that we make it up the hill and down the road.)

Multi-purpose flooring for Celebration Center – keeps the dust down, helps with sound during events – Costs are about $6,000

Roof and security reinforcement for an office building- Costs are TBD

Improvements to a missionary house– roof, kitchen renovation, exterior stairs- $3000

Appliances (some of them are quite old, not energy efficient and are beyond repair.) Refrigerator-Intern Cabin #8, Stove- missionary house, Washer and dryer- main office house.

Mattresses 2 or 3 double or queen-sized mattresses. 10-15 twin sized mattresses. Many of the mattresses are old and are in great need of being replaced. About ¾ of them had the old fabric removed and then were re-covered August 2018, but some need more than just a new cover, they need to be replaced.

 

A few improvements: (aka- possible team projects!)

-New Rancho between the main office building and Cabin #1

-Fencing to replace some old and compromised areas around the circumference of the property

-Footbridge between camp property and a mission house- to avoid walking on the road when it is dark.

-Screens on windows of 2 cabins

-Outdoor seating with benches – enough to seat 40-60 people or more

-Pool Deck behind the pool. It is currently a 2-3 ft. drop over the back edge.

-Campfire area closer to the main camp area

-Repaint Celebration center interior and roof- Due to the location in the tropics, continued maintenance and painting is necessary for maintaining the buildings.

Some nice to haves:

-Picnic tables 5-10 more

-Ping pong table and accessories

-10-15 cots for overflow sleeping accommodations = more rental income

-New pillows, sheets, blankets and bath towels for North American teams. (Costa Rican groups furnish their own bedding, etc.)

-Basketball half-court including hoop and net