God's plan to place us in northern Costa Rica began in the mid 70's when we moved there to operate a farm and ranching business. While there, God placed in our hearts to begin a ministry in Costa Rica. Thirty-six years of learning experience, personal contacts and a closer walk with the Lord brought a young man literally to our front door to share with us that his desire was the very same as our own! That meeting began the partnership that today is the non-profit organization, Banyan Resources, Inc. Located in beautiful Guanacaste in northern Costa Rica, Arbol de Vida lies at the foot of the Miravalles volcano. We have developed 94 acres of Arbol de Vida to minister through a multi-purpose ministry and retreat center, a teenage boy's home, fish farming, ranching and economic development to meet the needs of the Costa Rican people.. We are helping evangelical churches build and support the local communities. We are evangelizing the neighboring areas of La Fortuna, Guayabo, Upala and the Macarron Island of Nicaragua. We have hosted more than 30 mission teams since 2005.