Brendan and Wendy Roberts together with their 4 children Max, Toby, Cooper and Demi are a missionary family from New Zealand. They purchased the Olas Hotel, home of Olas Retreat, and are ready to welcome missionaries, pastors, and Christian workers from around the globe.
Sometimes we don’t even notice that the small pieces of our lives are coming together to make up the future that God has planned for us. The story of finding the Olas Retreat is a beautiful miracle...
"Fast forward to 2015, and our home in New Zealand where I live with my husband Brendan and our four children...
One morning I woke up, having had a very detailed dream. It was so specific, and left me with such an intense feeling that I was compelled to write down all the details, which I had never done before.
The dream showed me walking out of an open, downstairs kitchen into what I knew was a missionary retreat. I was holding a tray of baking and grinning to Brendan. I saw a white two storey Spanish-style building. There were red flowering bougainvillea (a flowering plant) and I could see the waves in the distance.
When I was writing down the details I pondered where this place might be. The building definitely looked Spanish in design, and it was obviously a warm climate with those beautiful red bougainvillea spilling everywhere, so I assumed it was Spain."
"We explored a lot on this three week trip and did have a few days in the city of Cabo, the city in my dream. We finished our journey towards the YWAM base with a stop at a hostel/campground called ‘Surf Camp’, which a number of people had recommended to us. We had a fun three days there, packed up on our final day, ready to head off to catch the ferry to mainland Mexico.
Before jumping in the car, I went and thanked the owner of the ‘Surf Camp’ and told him how much we enjoyed our stay. We had learnt he sold Real Estate, so as a tongue-in-cheek parting comment, I asked him if he could please find us a hotel to buy for missionaries to stay at.
Surprisingly, he said that he actually had a hotel for sale, but I explained we were leaving in an hour. Not fazed, he invited us to meet him at the hotel in half an hour, so we did a frantic pack up and met him there. It was the most amazing experience of deja-vu. As we walked into the property I started nudging Brendan, whispering 'this is the place I saw in my dream 5 years ago', while of course, trying to look totally uninterested to the real estate agent.
As we hopped back into the car I couldn’t quite believe that the details from my dream from five years ago had been played out right here, in front of my eyes. I asked Toby to look on his phone at how far it was from the hotel to Cabo, remembering in my dream it had said between 50 and 55 minutes. Google maps told us that the trip was 53 minutes!"