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

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

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

A Boy Named Samir

Franchesca MartinezGlobal Perspectives, Global Relationships, News, Social Missions1 Comment

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

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

An International Family — Montpellier, France

Kellie CalhounDiscipleship, France, Global Perspectives, Global Relationships, Local Church Ministry, News, Social MissionsLeave a Comment

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

Amor in Puerto Rico

Kellie CalhounEvent Photos, News, Puerto Rico, Social MissionsLeave a Comment

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