Extraordinary Life Prayer Garden Sanctuary is a one-of-a-kind resource available to anyone seeking to be refreshed and inspired while walking through nature, reading inspirational Bible verses found within the gardens. (We hope to reopen this summer. By appointment only.)
Our garden has grown beautifully over the years, and we pray it continues to inspire, empower, and equip us to fulfill our God-given purpose and impact those around us for good. We believe with our vision and mission of our Extraordinary Life Prayer Garden Sanctuary that we'll not only impact our communities for good, but truly transform them here and across our nation in a truly EXTRAORDINARY way.
Upgrades needed for 2021:
Build a bridge over the creek to connect the two sides of the garden
Wheelchair Accessible Paths
More sitting places for personal meditation
Large Rocks (some with Bible verses)
Many more Inspirational signs using my photography
Veterans corner and special acknowledgment corner for those who are currently serving
May 2021 is the beginning of our fundraiser. We offer a packet of our most popular inspirational cards and books. Here are three options to choose from or DONATE any amount towards this project by clicking donation button below.
For more information about our Extraordinary Life Prayer Garden Sanctuary contact us today. Please pray with us for this garden to truly flourish according to God’s plan and purpose as we share it with you!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND GENEROSITY TOWARDS THIS PROJECT! MAY OUR AWESOME GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY!
The Lord has blessed us beyond measure with almost 4 acres of beautiful land, and we want it to be a continual source of encouragement and blessing to others by creating a special place via a prayer garden. We began this journey in 2007, and it continues to GROW beautifully every year!
A little history about us: shortly after we moved into our home in the winter of 2005, I remember walking around the land for the first time with my then 10-year-old son, asking God to prosper this land and the surrounding land so that countless others would come and experience what we were experiencing; the breathtaking evidence of God at work through creation. We believe the more time we take to enjoy the gift of nature and all that God has artistically created within it; we'll become enabled to experience His profound love for each of us. When His love is experienced, we become motivated to live life to its fullest.
Every time we walk on our land, day or night, we see and enjoy the gift of wildlife and beauty that surrounds us. We pray unceasingly for God's purpose and plan to be fulfilled and prosper the work we are called to do here.
In 2007, the idea of Extraordinary Life Ministry 'Because in Christ life is Extraordinary!' was birthed and in 2009 the Prayer Garden initiative took root and has been our central focus.
In 2009, Maria discovered her gift in photography and uses this gift to encourage countless others while supporting and growing the gardens. Since her discovery, thousands of photos with Scripture have been given away to many including missionaries, to be a source of hope and empowerment.
In 2012, Maria's Gift was launched online; www.mariasgift.net and a gift shop was established to support Extraordinary Life Ministries projects and continue this life-giving ministry.
In 2020, our 20/20 vision continued to evolve; we opened a storefront located in West Bend, WI called, Perfect Timing Gift Shop! 111 N. Main Street. We are excited about our next step and pray you are too!
"As the years go by, the desire to see the prayer garden grow, profoundly increases my zeal, perseverance, and steadfastness in it, to see it come to total fruition, because I know this work is of God. My list of goals is extensive (list) but doable with the Lord's energy and provision, for I believe, we're still in the first phases of all that He will do. God calls us to be patient, not easy, but possible." "Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10
If you would like to support our vision and mission or would like more information, please contact us.
We believe God is faithful and will provide everything His children need to accomplish the desires He places within our hearts. (Psalm 37:4)