2019 Visit to Busan

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Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless … Read More

North Korean Refugee Children

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Yesterday I was clever, so I changed the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Story by Sydney Kahle We have had several different avenues of outreach while in South Korea, a meaningful one has been with North Korean refugee’ children. We have worked diligently to build relationships with them and to help them gain more independence … Read More

Dreaming of The Kingdom of God: Reflections From Our Trip to Gyeongju

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As you read this beautifully written story by our Korean friend Hui Eun Gwak (Rachel) about our day in the old city of Gyeongju, you will understand the passion Koreans have for their history. Rachel’s family brought us to Gyeongju-si to see the beautiful sites, and to learn about their ancestors’ history. They treated us to an authentic Korean meal, … Read More

A Beacon In The Dark

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Every Wednesday night, the Abante team would serve at the Yadam Church in South Korea by speaking, singing, and sharing our sacred stories. This is the church where colleagues Sydney Kahle and Taylor Haff preached their very first sermons, and where we learn to love and receive love from people with serious physical disabilities and beautiful hearts. Pastor Kim, Hyungjeen … Read More

Painting Murals in South Korea

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God knew from the beginning that painting murals would be a popular thing this year, and so he sent us Colleague Taylor Haff -a creative with a beautiful talent for drawing and painting. Taylor was given the task to lead our mural projects for two local churches, and she rose to the occasion leading a group composed of church members, … Read More

Seoul: Gangnam Style

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Story by Taylor Haff. The Abante team has been in South Korea for three months with their main focus in Pohang City. Although the heart of our mission has been primarily in this small and beautiful city, we did venture out to a place with far more internationals, taller buildings, and busier streets. The team, along with our temporary new … Read More

Legacy Youth Outreach

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Small communities often struggle to provide a healthy outlet for their young people. As a result, many teenagers find themselves suffering from depression, loneliness, drug abuse and teen pregnancy, among other things. Papakaio is a small community, but they know how to take care of the younger members of their community. The leaders of the town have a good grasp … Read More

Finding Joy At The Joyful Church

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I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. “How did you get connected with the Joyful Church?” We are often ask this question by people in Pohang City. We smile, because our story is rather unique…On March of 2018, founding director Brian Schlottmann (my husband) … Read More

A Very Kiwi Christmas!

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Being on the other side of the world made it impossible for us to travel back home for the holidays, therefore, we decided to celebrate the season with our new friends in the South Island of New Zealand. Hear from our own colleagues about our special Kiwi Christmas… Taylor: “It is Summer here in New Zealand which means sunshine and … Read More

Papakaio School

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For the past three and a half months, the team has been living in the Papakaio community in New Zealand. However, Papakaio has become more than just our temporary residence location. In this small community there is a primary school next to the town’s City Hall. It is small enough to make you think it is insignificant, but it is … Read More