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Nonprofit Friend: Methodist Children’s Home Costa Rica

Nonprofit Friend: Methodist Children's Home Costa Rica | Wisteria

The Methodist Children’s Home is a Christian children’s home near San Jose, Costa Rica. In conjunction with local government agencies, it provides a safe, peaceful alternative to the overcrowded, state-run orphanages in San Jose. Ray and Lidia Zirkel, long-time Methodist missionaries, started the Children’s Home as an extension of their other ministries. The vision for the Methodist Children’s Home is to provide a nurturing and family-centered environment for children who otherwise would have no home.

In 2006, the Zirkel family was able to purchase a small farm located in Patio de Agua, Coronado. This property allowed them to have access to public roads, water, and utilities. In 2011, the first home was opened with welcoming arms to house children. With a vision to build five homes, an open-air chapel, a soccer field, a basketball court, and a playground, Methodist Children’s Home Costa Rica works diligently to provide a healthy, stable life for these children. In our February 2015 feature, Ray and Lidia Zirkel expressed that they would like to build a multipurpose building—a center for the children to gather and play. We are proud to announce that they broke ground this year and have begun building this much-needed space.

We would like to partner with you, our customer, in an effort to provide the necessary resources for Methodist Children’s Home Costa Rica to continue their endeavors. On January 10, 2016, Wisteria will Give 10% of your entire purchase to Methodist Children’s Home Costa Rica and you will Get 10% off your purchase. Use promo code MCH2016 at checkout. Help out!

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