A Boy Named Samir

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Ryan And Samir

In Roatan, Honduras, some things are a bit different. The weather and the culture are both warm, and the people are friendly. Tourists on cruise ships stop by just to enjoy the amazing views and wonderful people. At first glance, everything seems incredibly nice… But what if I told you the initial vanity viewed from a surface level is a … Read More

An International Family — Montpellier, France

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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?

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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?

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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

Faith that Propels Us Forward: Europe

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SCHWENNINGEN, Germany “This is our mission, and our suffering has not caused us to stop walking in the same direction. We march forward.”Brian Schlottmann When our international team arrived in Schwenningen this January, my spirit was torn. Reveling from an amazing semester the team experienced in Puerto Rico, I also was combatting the intense coronary heart disease of my wife, Beba. … Read More

Outreach in Arenales

Kellie CalhounDiscipleship, Global Perspectives, Global Relationships, Marketplace Missions, News, Puerto Rico, Social MissionsLeave a Comment

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

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

Robinson School Chapel and Camps

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San Juan, Puerto Rico “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”Nelson Mandel The statement is true, however, one could venture to say that Love surpasses education as the most powerful weapon to change a person, and as a result the world. For instance, the team had an opportunity to put that statement to the … Read More