El Nido


El Nido is a nest-themed crisis pregnancy center directed by Gloria Hoover. Her years of experience working with young women, a degree in psychology and godly passion to see the broken restored have propelled her work in this much-needed ministry.

Women of all ages and walks of life arrive at El Nido knowing it is a safe place where they can receive emotional and spiritual care. Staffed by trained counselors, El Nido has walked countless women through tragedy and abuse into wholeness and peace enabling them to experience God’s love in all situations.

Practical needs are met through educational courses and a Earn As You Learn program. Through this program women earn points for attending classes, completing homework assignments and memorizing scripture. The accumulated points can be redeemed for essential baby items such as diapers, clothes and toys.

We appreciate your prayer and support. To find out about what’s going on right now at El Nido please check out the Facebook page and blog.

El Nido Director

Gloria Hoover

Gloria and her husband, DeLynn Hoover together with their daughter, Carmelinda have resided in Costa Rica since January 2002. They are founders of a ministry called, Vida Net. Presently, she serves as Director of El Nido.

Growing up and reaching out!

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