The Team

Abba has gathered a unique team from different backgrounds, cultures, giftings, experiences, and generations. Take a moment to read a little about the people who seek the Father's heart on Abba's mountain. Our motto is:

The Kingdom of God is preaching the Gospel and cutting grass.
Everything is important. Everything is kingdom work.

Jason & Sarah Smith - Directors

Jason, a Louisiana boy, and Sarah, a Honduran daughter of missionaries, met and chose deep love for each other while attending college in New Orleans. "We were married in June of 2006 and a few days after our honeymoon were asked to go to Costa Rica for one year to manage the construction project of Refugio Solté. With nothing tying us down, we set off for a one year jungle adventure, not knowing that 10+ years later the adventure would still be unfolding. God added two wild blessings to our story, our sons Luka (2009) and Niko (2011). Together we direct the happenings of Refugio Solté, seeking daily what God's plans are for His mountain and following after what He is already doing. We consider it an honor to be a part of what God is moving in so many lives, investing encouragement and the truth of Christ into people we encounter. He is worthy of it all! If there is any way we can bless or serve you, please feel free to contact us." Click HERE to donate to the Smith family.

- Jason and Sarah


Jay grooters - coordinator of Maintenance

Amy Grooters - administration & Finance

Jay and Amy like to say they answered the call to full time missions for the “second half” of life.  Jay enjoyed a career of 20 years in the field of real estate investments and 6 years of owning and operating a beautiful resort in northern Wisconsin.  Amy’s giftedness and career have always been focused in the areas of accounting and business administration.  Their plans were all set for the “good life” and early retirement, then God called them to “follow me” into full time missions.

Jay and Amy followed God’s call to join the Refugio Solté family and ministry in November of 2017, and consider it a blessing beyond measure to serve the local church, pastors and future leaders through the ministry of Refugio Solté.  Prior to God clearly leading Jay and Amy to Refugio Solté, they served God’s greater kingdom in Costa Rica as full time missionaries since 2015, with their ministry focused in the area of equipping the local church by provide training in the areas of micro economic development, stewardship and personal finances.

Jay and Amy have two beautiful daughters:  Jaci, also serving the Lord in Costa Rica, and Kylie, following the Lord in the US. Click HERE to donate to the Grooters Family.