COSTA RICA – Uvita

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We (Jason and Sarah) moved to Costa Rica in 2007. We now have two incredible little “jungle boys” Luka (March 2009) and Niko (July 2011). Our family serves as the directors of a retreat center located in the middle of the primal rain forest, providing a place for many all over the world to connect with God in a deep and intimate way. We host discipleship weeks, local mission trips, conferences, etc.

We would love to have someone share life with us and help us pour into our boys to nurture them into strong, sensitive, and courageous men of God. We love our boys and want to lead and teach them to manage their lives, decisions, and to walk intimately with God even at a young age. We believe the time is now to involve them in worship of the King and learn His Abba heart.

We are in a more or less pioneering stage. Our nanny will need to be flexible about schedules, housing, and more. Ours is not a 9 – 5 office job! If you love adventure and new things, come join us!

We often need a third set of hands as life in the jungle permits that just about anything can happen at any time. We would normally like help 6-8 hours a day Monday-Friday but some seasons may require more, and sometimes no one week looks the same as the other. We do not live at our ministry center, but live down the mountain in the small town of Uvita on the Pacific coast.

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As part of our ministry we have a local Internet cafe that is used to reach into the community and share Jesus. Above the cafe we have a small apartment and kitchen downstairs that we can provide as free housing. It is a short walk to the beach and actually into a national park (Marino Ballena National Park). Our area is absolutely beautiful and is a big habitat for whales, sea turtles, parrots, monkeys, scarlet macaws, ant eaters, oscelotes, and more! Also, we would love someone who has French language skills. Our boys are bilingual (English and Spanish) and we would like to expose them to the French language, but this is NOT a requirement at all, just a desire.

Web site: http://www.refugiosolte.com/

Starting Date: Immediate

Primary Duty: Tutor, including Bible principle for life.

Meal Prep? Yes

House Cleaning? Yes

Child Care? Yes

Driving?

Food Shopping? No

Laundry? Yes

Other Duties: We are often on the move. It would be an incredible blessing to have someone who could move with us whether that is just here in town or up into the jungle to our ministry center or to the capital city (3 hours away) or even other ministry outlets. We find ourselves in a constant need of another set of hands to properly care for our boys and ensure they are being poured into as sometimes our schedule gets really crazy. We will eventually need help getting our oldest son from school sometimes.

Daily Hours: 6 – 8

Days per week: 5, with occasional help at other times.

Food charge? Yes

Food Cost: Could range from $200 – $300 month depending on the eating habits of the individual. We simply don’t have the funds to provide food.

Other expenses: It may be necessary to pay for transport to and from the airport which usually costs us about $80 each time, so about $160 total for their arrival and departure. If the individual were to stay longer than 3 months they would have to go to Panama to renew their visa which can cost about $200 – $300 for another 90 days.

Room: Contact us regarding

Doctor: Yes private and public.

Hospital: Yes public is 30 minutes and private is 1 hour.

Airport: San Jose, Costa Rica

Will the Family meet the Plane? Yes

More: Our facility operates 100% “Off Grid”. Water is drawn from a natural spring high in the mountains. Our electricity is currently produced via a propane generator that charges a battery bank providing electricity at all time. Visit our web site to see more information about how we are further developing future sustainability. The property around the buildings is full of exotic plants and animals. Pathways surrounding the grounds take our visitors into the heart of the jungle. In addition, the manicured grounds are planted with palms, fruit trees and several acres of coffee.

Last update: March 7, 2017