Nestled in southwestern Costa Rica is Refugio Solté, the retreat and training center of Answering the Call. In the early 2000s, while David was on a trip to the Middle East, he began to envision a center where pastors and leaders could go for rest, renewal, and training—a place where they could be empowered in their calling to serve. Shortly after leaving his position as a missions pastor to start Answering the Call, David and his wife Joy began to search for the perfect setting for this ministry.
Today, Refugio Solté sits on 50 lush acres, surrounded by primary rain forest, and overlooks the Pacific Ocean a few kilometers away. It is run by the husband-wife duo of Jason and Sarah Smith. The facility can house up to 30 people for camps, training and retreats.