Leap of Faith

Franchesca MartinezDiscipleship, Featured, Locations, News0 Comments

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

Ministry in Maryland

Kellie CalhounDiscipleship, Local Church Ministry, News, Social Missions0 Comments

MARYLAND The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.Steve Jobs Sometimes the things that we plan, tend to hit unexpected roadblocks. The unforeseen situations often get in the way of our agendas and this proves to be frustrating and annoying. However, when we learn to live with margin in our … Read More

An International Family — Montpellier, France

Kellie CalhounDiscipleship, France, Global Perspectives, Global Relationships, Local Church Ministry, News, Social Missions0 Comments

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, News0 Comments

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, News0 Comments

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 Rico0 Comments

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

Outreach in Arenales

Kellie CalhounDiscipleship, Global Perspectives, Global Relationships, Marketplace Missions, News, Puerto Rico, Social Missions0 Comments

Arenales, Puerto Rico When Jesus enters the room, he displaces the darkness, and creates his own space.Janessa Watson There are opportunities to serve people all around. If you take a close look at your neighborhood, you will find projects that need attention, and people in the community who are willing to work, but simply need direction and motivation. Recently, the … Read More