Unexpected Adventures

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Unexpected Adventures

ROATAN After several days of hard labor, the team was blessed to visit the Monkey & Sloth Hangout in Roatan. Playing with white capuchin monkeys, pretending to be a tree for the sake of a sloth, and snorkeling in the world’s second largest barrier reef are all things we didn’t plan when we arrived on the island. God gives the … Read More

Leap of Faith

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TENNESSEE Katie Anna Sosebee Katie Anna Sosebee It’s Saturday morning, September second, and we’re stepping into a little clearing in a woodsy area of Signal Mountain, Tennessee. We behold before us a flat-topped, twenty-foot telephone pole with a ladder set against it, its top strapped to the pole’s waist. This is it: The Leap of Faith. My heart starts beating … Read More

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

Hurricanes

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The Keys

FLORIDA Due to the extreme destruction hurricane Maria has caused the island of Puerto Rico, the team was unable to get a flight to help with humanitarian efforts. Therefore, we have taken a detour to Cooper City, FL, after spending an extra week having sessions at our home church, The Bridge in Cleveland, GA. Our host, Pastor Kevin Harris, has explained … Read More

Photoshoot Day

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CLEVELAND, GA Once again, a new team joins together for a day of flattering portraits and headshots. You can bet there were times you could hear someone saying, “make sure you get my good side” with a silly smile! Although the team has only known each other a little over a week, it’s evident that friendships are already beginning to … Read More

Commissioning Service

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The Bridge Church Year Number Seven: Our Little Family is Coming Together Nicely! Whenever you start something, whether it is a new career, a new school, or a new relationship, among other things, there is a certain amount of anxiety that comes with it. For students coming in, there is the stress of leaving what is familiar to engage a … Read More

Ministry in Maryland

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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

His Word or Yours?

Kellie CalhounDiscipleship, Germany, Global Perspectives, News0 Comments

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