Bonjour is Only the Beginning

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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

On the streets of Plzen

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Plzen

This weekend the team had the pleasure of teaming up with Logos Church in Plzen, Czech Republic for street evangelism. After Sunday service, the colleagues drove into the town plaza with an eagerness to minister. It is Easter Sunday and the plaza is crowded with families enjoying quality time outdoors. For some of the colleagues, this is the first time … Read More

A Day in Prague

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Prague

Prague currently has a population of over 1.2 million. It is rich in culture as well as history. Up until 1918 Prague was under the rule of several different dynasties when it was still a part of Czechoslovakia. After WWI, in 1918, Czechoslovakia became a republic with Tomáš Garrique Masaryk becoming its first president. Eventually Czechoslovakia split, and Prague became … Read More

Words are Only an Accessory

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vrdnikkamp

Serbia is a place that has encouraged my faith and brought much joy to my life. The team and I were greeted with great hospitality and love in both Vrdnik and Jagodina. There was plenty of work to do and the blessings were abundant. During our stay in Vrdnik, we were hosted by Pastor Rale Radovanovic and his wife Daniela. … Read More

When The Rain Falls

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When The Rain Falls

It’s been rainy. Not only is it raining right now in Belgium, but everywhere Abante has stayed so far this year, the rain has poured on us. The program kicked off in Cleveland, GA, and we experienced hurricane weather for weeks. The wind and rain brought trees down onto power lines and through roofs of houses all over town. Because … Read More

A Boy Named Samir

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Ryan And Samir

In Roatan, Honduras, some things are a bit different. The weather and the culture are both warm, and the people are friendly. Tourists on cruise ships stop by just to enjoy the amazing views and wonderful people. At first glance, everything seems incredibly nice… But what if I told you the initial vanity viewed from a surface level is a … Read More

Ministry in the Classroom

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Franchesca-Tutoring

The Abante team had the opportunity to join French Harbor Church of God during our time in Roatan. For about 50 years, two missionary women moved to the island in order to spread the Gospel. During their time here, they founded Kingdom Bilingual Educational Center (KBEC), a school for children ranging from kindergarten to senior year of high school, in … Read More

Vessels of Mercy

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Vessels of Mercy

ROATAN Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not for people.Colossians 3:23 The Vessels of Mercy clinic (VOM) was founded after the tragic death of Gabriel, the 12-year-old son of a local pastor and his wife, Davvy and Shedna Woods. Gabriel was involved in a car accident and … Read More

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