Investing in our External link opens in new tab or windowExtraordinary Life Sanctuary, one seed, one path, one verse at a time to Restore - Inspire - Live to the fullest!


LATEST UPDATE:

What's next?!  Let's cross over and get ready for  SPRINT 2024 - PHASE 3: CREATING 7 PATHS THAT LEAD TO 7 AMAZING PLACES! Would you like to sponsor part of a PATH or its entirety? OR purchase an item from our fundraiser and help us create a prayer garden sanctuary like no other. (See below in PHASE 3). No amount or item is too small.  We are ONLINE.  100% of proceeds are reinvested in our garden mission.

Contact us for more information.

PHASE ONE:  COMPLETED! Build a bridge to connect both sides of the garden with Wisconsin landscaping while conserving the land's natural resources and beauty.


PHASE TWO:  COMPLETED! Inspirational Art Work, Benches, and Sitting Area in main garden area


SPRINT 2024!

PHASE THREE: Create 7 PATHS with customized metal scripture plates (7 needed for each path at $150 ea. plate)  benches ($450 ea.), Stones (prices from $100 - $350), artwork $65 - $125 per piece


PHASE FOUR: Veteran's and First Responder's Path of Honor and Remembrance (A place to honor their names in gratitude, and pray for those who served and are serving.)


Don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or would like to donate a bench, table, large rocks, etc.


Would you be interested in helping with time, energy, or expertise to prepare the garden? Contact us today!

-OR- If God motivates you to support and donate any amount towards a garden phase please click below:


FIRST ARTICLE WRITTEN ABOUT OUR MISSION and how it's being fulfilled!External link opens in new tab or window READ HERE!!!


SECOND UPDATE: We had a beautiful 80-degree day as we hosted our 9th Annual Women's Fall Retreat and... THE BRIDGE IS COMPLETE! THANK YOU, LORD! IT'S A MASTERPIECE!!!  How do you THANK SO MANY involved in this process? How do you THANK all those who prayed for, supported, and showed up?! The best way to say THANK YOU is to stay true to our External link opens in new tab or windowvision and mission. Your generosity and gratitude help us move forward. A SPECIAL THANK YOU to all who volunteered to have a part in… And a VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to Stan, who had the patience and determination to get all three permits, design, and create our MASTERPIECE with his assistants, Joel, Steve, Ron. THANK YOU to Stan‘s precious wife, my friend Sue, for allowing him the weekends to be here. Words can never fully express the gratitude Joel and I have for your selfless act of generosity.


Family and Friends, whether you donated $10, $100, or $1000, know that your investment and generosity in our mission will be honored in every way to bring glory to God as we restore one another, one seed, one path, one verse at a time in our External link opens in new tab or windowExtraordinary Life Sanctuary!!!   "When a bridge connects generosity and gratitude, it leads to amazing places." -Maria Lopez


FIRST UPDATE: We are so excited to share our Prayer Garden updates with you!


For over 14 years, External link opens in new tab or windowExtraordinary Life Sanctuary has been our heart project and a source of renewal for many. With our first youth retreat hosted in 2009 and countless life enrichment retreat days and FAITH-BUILDING workshops since then, we pray to continue to enrich and offer this one-of-a-kind resource of sharing God's amazing hope, love, and truth with all!


You may have participated in one of our enrichment days or retreats, taken some time to visit and walk through our gardens, or supported our mission in some way - THANK YOU!


For the last few years, we have urgently needed to update our gardens to make them more accessible and senior-friendly. The garden is for everyone; however, we want to be sure our precious seniors can maneuver through them safely, especially with the growing work Maria continues to do through her teaching and mentoring women of all ages.


One of the most significant needs is to build a bridge in the garden's center to connect both sides. AND... the good news is that after five years in waiting, God motivates hearts and minds to enable us to move forward with the bridge! In a nutshell, the story of the bridge is ... One day, a friend informed me that she had asked her husband if he would build a much-needed bridge in the prayer garden and he said yes! Wanting to support my life enrichment ministry . "You would just have to provide the supplies," she said.


You can imagine my surprise and extreme excitement! I quickly said a silent prayer; Lord, we have the builder; now we only need the materials. There is no way, You would provide a builder and no supplies. Around the same time, another friend was approached and asked by a local pastor how they could bless and thank me for the ministry I had been doing with many of the women from their church fellowship and community. She informed him that I had been praying for a bridge. He prayed about it and asked the church leadership if they would support this idea of blessing by helping toward the bridge project.


Are you kidding?! This is so amazing, and the super-duper awesomeness of the ways of God continues to blow my mind! He then approached my husband about the idea, but needed to figure out who would build it. Little did they know, God had already chosen the builder... We eventually connected the gifts of generosity and gratitude, and we will soon have a bridge in the prayer garden!!! "When a bridge connects generosity and gratitude, it leads to amazing places."


UPDATE: The bridge is currently in construction, and the next phase of landscaping work is being done!


Our fundraiser will help us grow our gardens and invest one phase at a time...


PHASE ONE: COMPLETED! Build a bridge to connect both sides of the garden with Wisconsin landscaping while conserving the land's natural resources and beauty.


PHASE TWO: COMPLETED! Inspirational Art Work, Benches, and Sitting Area in main garden area


PHASE THREE: Create 7 PATHS with benches, rocks, artwork, sculptures.


PHASE FOUR: Veteran's and First Responder's Path of Honor and Remembrance (A place to honor their names in gratitude, and pray for those who served and are serving.)


Don't hesitate to contact us if you would like to donate a bench, table, large rocks, etc.


Would you be interested in helping with time, energy, or expertise to prepare the garden? Contact us today!

Amount fundraising for:
$49,000 (Includes all 4 phases)

-OR- If God motivates you to support and donate any amount towards a garden phase please click below:
Investment Sponsor $1 - $999
Inspirational Sponsor $1000 - $2999
Influential Sponsor - $3000 - $4999
Impact Sponsor - $5000 or more
***All names will be placed on a WALL OF GRATITUDE in the garden unless given anonymously, or you want your name anonymous.