Legacy Youth Outreach

Beba SchlottmannDiscipleship, Global Relationships, New Zealand, NewsLeave a Comment

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

A Very Kiwi Christmas!

Beba SchlottmannDiscipleship, Global Relationships, New Zealand, NewsLeave a Comment

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

Beba SchlottmannGlobal Perspectives, Global Relationships, Marketplace Missions, New Zealand, News, Social MissionsLeave a Comment

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

Legacy Ski Camp

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There is no amount of words that can describe the thirty-hour travel time that it took us to get to our final destination. However, there are also not enough words that can describe the feeling of shock and awe you feel as you watch through window-seats on either side of the plane the landing road below nestled between two massive walls … Read More

Monastery of the Holy Spirit

Beba SchlottmannAtlanta, Discipleship, Featured, Global Perspectives, News, Social MissionsLeave a Comment

The first time Abante International visited the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia was five years ago. The experience was interesting and unforgettable for several reasons; one being that we were able witness and compare the things we were learning there with the things we were studying in our discipleship and leadership sessions. Secondly, it is not every … Read More

Vessels of Honor

Beba SchlottmannAlabama, Discipleship, Event Photos, NewsLeave a Comment

I’ve never been one for much pain. Nor would any of my closest friends or family have labeled me an “adrenaline junky” growing up. I still don’t like roller coasters, and if given the choice, I would choose the safe rhythms of routine with my cozy cup of coffee any day over the unpredictable swirl of constant change and spontaneity. … Read More

Bonjour is Only the Beginning

Franchesca MartinezFrance, France, Global Relationships, Local Church Ministry, News, Social Missions1 Comment

MONTPELLIER Packing, loading and unloading is nothing new for the Abante colleagues. This time our routine was met by an extra excitement but also some sadness. There was the excitement of meeting former colleagues Louisiana & Antoine Michel, and the sadness of coming to the realization that this was the last European trip as a team. It felt surreal, but … Read More