Words are Only an Accessory

Franchesca MartinezDiscipleship, Event Photos, Featured, Global Perspectives, Global Relationships, Local Church Ministry, News, Serbia, Serbia1 Comment

vrdnikkamp

Serbia is a place that has encouraged my faith and brought much joy to my life. The team and I were greeted with great hospitality and love in both Vrdnik and Jagodina. There was plenty of work to do and the blessings were abundant. During our stay in Vrdnik, we were hosted by Pastor Rale Radovanovic and his wife Daniela. … Read More

Leap of Faith

Franchesca MartinezDiscipleship, Featured, Locations, NewsLeave a Comment

TENNESSEE Katie Anna Sosebee Katie Anna Sosebee It’s Saturday morning, September second, and we’re stepping into a little clearing in a woodsy area of Signal Mountain, Tennessee. We behold before us a flat-topped, twenty-foot telephone pole with a ladder set against it, its top strapped to the pole’s waist. This is it: The Leap of Faith. My heart starts beating … Read More

An International Family — Montpellier, France

Kellie CalhounDiscipleship, France, Global Perspectives, Global Relationships, Local Church Ministry, News, Social MissionsLeave a Comment

Montpellier, France “Easter had brought a lot of homesickness for me up to this point. I had tried my best to be present, but my heart was in Georgia.. until I met Evelyne.” “Entering Montpellier, France was like entering a new world. I’m not kidding. When we loaded our van and left ETS (the European Theological Seminary our team studies at), … Read More

His Word or Yours?

Kellie CalhounDiscipleship, Germany, Global Perspectives, NewsLeave a Comment

KIEL, Germany As the Discipleship Director for Abante International, life does not always come so easy. Being in a leadership position, my actions are constantly watched by my disciples and there are certain expectations that have to be met. This all became very real to me while we were in Kiel, Germany this year. We had a good time of … Read More

How Could Pain Be Necessary For Me?

Kellie CalhounCzech Republic, Discipleship, Gap Year, Global Perspectives, Local Church Ministry, NewsLeave a Comment

HORSOVSKY TYN, Czech Republic Pain is necessary for the fulfillment of your purpose. Arriving to the Czech Republic brought much expectation and possibility. We had just left Belgium and I awaited the continued adventure, traveling for the next 5 weeks to all the countries, meeting all the people, and declaring all the truths. My appetite was a bit large and didn’t … Read More

An Abante Christmas

Kellie CalhounDiscipleship, Event Photos, Featured, Marketplace Missions, News, Puerto RicoLeave a Comment

Songs and singing are very popular at Christmas time in Puerto Rico. People like to carol singing, known as Parrandas (also sometimes called Asalto or Trulla). Friends gather late in the evening (about 10pm) and visit different houses. People are meant to be surprised and woken up by the music and singing of the ‘parranderos’ (those taking part in the … Read More