Hogar de Vida in Atenas, Costa Rica!
Hogar De Vida is a transitional home for kids ages birth to 10 years old, located in a rural setting about three miles outside of Atenas. We take in abandoned children in hospitals and children in need of recuperation from physical abuse. These cases are investigated and sometimes, as a result, the parents just disappear. Our goal at Hogar is simply defined by three words: restoration, protection and formation. We hope to restore them, protect them while they are in our care, and to form them in Christ. After these children are restored, some may have no home to return to. It is a sad story, but we are doing what we can to give these kids the love, protection, and acceptance they desperately need, We do this in the hopes that here at Hogar they will meet their heart parents, who will adopt and love them for the rest of their lives.
The ministry began in the summer of 1995. The home and land were actually purchased in 1994, but no one was available to begin the work. Then Tim and Dena were asked to go and "check it out." Believing they were called to establish this home, they moved to Atenas in January, 1995. They welcomed their first child into the home five months later.
Hogar de Vida currently houses up to 35 children at any given time. The three homes on the property provide a secure environment, clothing, nutrition, education, parental figures, and most importantly an opportunity to know Jesus and receive His love. We have a paid psychologist, a nutritionist, a nurse, a secretary as well as 40+ paid staff including early childhood caregivers and maintenance. We also have several full time missionaries who serve in different capacities.
Mission trips to Costa Rica provide our supporters with a unique chance to show care and concern for these precious young ones. Individuals or churches send donations to Children of Promise International. 100% of these funds are then sent directly to the ministry. God uses human vessels, but He, indeed, is faithful to provide all that is needed! Prayerfully consider partnering with us, organizing a Costa Rica mission trip, or both, today.