Praying for Puerto Rico

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Our Abante family can plainly sense the pain of the people in Puerto Rico due to the devastation caused by both hurricane Irma and hurricane Maria. Beloved friends and family are still on the island with little to no communication and a small amount of resources. Former colleague and Puerto Rico native, Stephanie Rodriguez was in contact with us the … Read More

An Abante Christmas

Kellie CalhounDiscipleship, Event Photos, Featured, Marketplace Missions, News, Puerto RicoLeave a Comment

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

Amor in Puerto Rico

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Dorado, Puerto Rico Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.Unknown It was a family reunion time for Abante International! On November 25, the team volunteered to help former colleague, Julian Schlottmann, celebrate his marriage to Anastasiya Kernozhytskia at Ojo del Buey in Dorado, Puerto Rico. Julian and Anastasiya met … Read More

Outreach in Arenales

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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

Kellie CalhounDiscipleship, Event Photos, Gap Year, Global Perspectives, Global Relationships, Local Church Ministry, News, Puerto RicoLeave a Comment

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

Juvenile Center Ministry

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Dorado, Puerto Rico World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.Dalai Lama Members of the Abante Team visited a Juvenile Center in Guaynabo, PR where they could share the love of Christ with juveniles who come from different walks of life. These young boys … 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