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

Serving with South Hills

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CLEVELAND, Georgia We came to give, just give. We were not expecting anything in return. However, we experienced one of the most beautiful lessons of this journey– How our presence affects others.Antoine Michel At the beginning of the Abante team’s journey in Puerto Rico, we visited South Hills Puerto Rican Campus Church (formerly known as Center Church PR). This is … Read More

Ministry at Wesleyan Church

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!Abraham Kuyperg The team ministered at the Wesleyan church in Caparra, under the leading of pastor Luis Colon. The service was a celebration of this church’s missionary endeavors, and their many years … Read More

Arrival to Puerto Rico

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Dorado, Puerto Rico There was a time when everyone thought the world was flat. It’s hard to imagine now, with the advancement of science and space exploration. However, there truly was a time when the human race thought they could literarily reach the end of the world, only to discover that they might have been reaching the beginning…Life is like … Read More

Shabbat Shalom- A Venture to the B’harim Synagogue

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Dahlonega, Georgia The colleagues were gearing for a busy weekend full of physical and educational activities. Early in the morning of Saturday, August 27, the team made their way to Dahlonega, Georgia to visit the Shalom B’harim Synagogue, where a man dressed in Dockers and a plaid shirt met them in the parking lot, with a cup of coffee in … Read More

Makeovers, Professionalism, and Christianity: Is there a common ground?

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CLEVELAND, Georgia On Monday, August 22nd, the colleagues participated in a makeover session, a photo session, and a session on self-branding, in order to help them prepare to confidently pursue their career and ministerial paths as professional influencers. Colleague, Kellie Calhoun, who led the session on Self-branding, inspired the team, saying, “you are a good brand! Be authentic and honest … Read More

The Journey Begins: First Days of the 2017 Colleagues

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CLEVELAND, Georgia When Jesus enters the room, he displaces the darkness, and creates his own space.John Strong Do you remember the first day you rode a bike without the training wheels?  That feeling of fright mixed with excitement; that sense of accomplishment mixed with a certain uncertainty about how long you were going to be able to ride without falling … Read More

Monastery of the Holy Spirit

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CLEVELAND, Georgia It is peaceful here, take some with you!Brother Callistus The concept of monks – men or women living on the edge of society to focus on the divine– began more than half a millennium before the birth of Christ and became a feature of every major religion. You may be asking yourself, what does a monastic lifestyle have … Read More