Extraordinary Life Prayer Garden Sanctuary is a one-of-a-kind resource that is available to anyone seeking to be refreshed and inspired. Our gardens have encouraged many as they have walked throughout and read inspirational Bible verses found within the gardens.
Our prayer is for everyone who walks through to discover more in-depth the extraordinary gift of God's love for them and the gift their life was meant to become. You've been created with purpose, and we know without a doubt, God has an amazing plan for You!
Our garden has grown beautifully over the years and we pray it continue to inspire, empower, and equip us to fulfill our calling 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 an awesome way.
Our 20/20 vision for 2020 for the next phase in our gardens:
Build a bridge over the creek to connect the two sides of the garden
Wheelchair Accessible Paths
Large Rocks (some with Bible verses)
Many more Inspirational signs using my photography
Veterans corner and special acknowledgement corner for those who are currently serving
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...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 walked on our land, day or night, we would see and enjoy the gift of wildlife and beauty that surrounded us. Countless times we prayed as a family for God's purpose to be done on our land and prosper the work we were sent here to do.
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 also discovered her gift in photography and has used this gift to encourage countless others as well as support and grow 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 to others.
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 continues to evolve and this spring we will have 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!
Maria says, "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 in our hearts. (Psalm 37:4)