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

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

Serving with South Hills

Kellie CalhounDiscipleship, Event Photos, Gap Year, Global Perspectives, Global Relationships, Local Church Ministry, News, Puerto Rico0 Comments

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


Kellie CalhounGlobal Perspectives, Local Church Ministry, News, Puerto Rico, Social Missions0 Comments

San Juan, Puerto Rico The team often interacts with different organizations, ministries, and churches while in Puerto Rico. One of the ministries they served with was Las Tribus youth group, at ACM La Cumbre church in San Juan. Under the direction of youth pastor Dorita Ayala, Las Tribus has become a vibrant group of young people who find joy in … Read More

A Visit to a Convalescent Home

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

Cleveland, Georgia There is an inevitable sadness that comes almost unexpected the day one realizes a parent is no longer as healthy, and full of vibrant life as he or she once was. It is that defining moment when the stress lines turn to well-defined wrinkles, age fails to defy time, and caretakers become the ones needing care. For some, … Read More

Abante International in Czech Republic

Diana Carolina Cruz AyalaCzech Republic, Event Photos, Global Perspectives, Global Relationships, Local Church Ministry, Marketplace Missions, News0 Comments

PLZEN, Czech Republic The Abante team along with Feba George, an ETS student, spent a total of six days serving the people of the Czech Republic and providing support to a few churches. The host and coordinator for the team’s service time was Maria Nam, whose family is responsible for planting several churches in the Czech Republic. The team was … Read More

Abante Serves in Vauréal, France

Diana Carolina Cruz AyalaEvent Photos, France, Global Perspectives, Global Relationships, Local Church Ministry, News

VAUREAL, Germany To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.Mike Krzyzewski Abante International serves in France several times during the European segment of the colleagues’ journey. Vauréal, France is one destination the team has looked forward to serving at for the past five years. Pastor Emmanuel Gugliemi and his … Read More