The Master Plan

Árbol de Vida’s vision is to create sustainability not long-term dependency, though we will promote long-term relationships with the local churches and communities. We endeavor to be a bridge to unite the church of Christ internationally and to fulfill the Great Commission: make disciples who make more disciples. 

Currently, we are in development and fundraising for PHASE 1. 


Current Goal: Raise $275,000 USD.  

Raised funds are being used to build the entrance roads, parking areas, drainage, completion of the unfinished Hardy House (for teams and small events/classes), as well as the construction of the Hospitality House (to be used as a multi-purpose building, including the director’s residence and space for hosting teams and larger events, such as conferences and retreats). This 1st phase will allow us to utilize these 2 buildings for ministry, while development of property is ongoing. 


Staff Housing  

In order to further develop and maintain camp amenities and programs, a strong team is needed. Building staff residences will allow the team and their families to live on camp property while serving. 


Camp Amenities 

A merchandise shop and coffee house, pool area, dormitories, walking/bike bath, multi-purpose building/gym and therapeutic animal petting zoo are important amenities to help create long-term financial sustainability for Árbol de Vida.


Church and Family Resource Center 

The goal of this building will be to provide a safe, welcoming place to train, equip and restore the families of the Guanacaste region. This facility will be the main heartbeat of ministry on campus and will include a resource library, office(s) for counseling, skills training and education.


Children’s Home and Rescue Center

This last stage will be a safe, temporary facility for children in abuse or/and trafficking situations, while we work (discipling and training) with the parents/care takers to restore the family unit. Phase 5 will need the most coordination with the Costa Rican government and local, national leadership. 


How you can help us


Sign up to be on our prayer support team and receive monthly emails.  We will send out monthly emails with specific prayer requests.  


We are looking for churches that have an interest in serving the people of Costa Rica and who want to partner long-term.  A church partnership is based on 2 things: monthly sponsorship and dedication to sending teams on a regular basis. 


Donations can be made in any amount at any time. 100% of the funds go directly towards developing the property and the ministry of Árbol de Vida.