An Abante Christmas

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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

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

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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

Abante Serves in Hockenheim, Germany

Diana Carolina Cruz AyalaDiscipleship, Event Photos, Germany, Global Relationships, Local Church Ministry, News

HOCKENHEIM, Germany Heroes didn’t leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn’t wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else’s. And maybe that one act … Read More

A Workshop on Confidence

Diana Carolina Cruz AyalaDiscipleship, Event Photos, Germany, Global Relationships, News

KNIEBIS, Germany When a person is evoked for who she is, not who she is not, the most often result will be the inner healing of her heart through the touch of affirmation. Jesus said you are to love one another as I have loved you, a love that will possibly lead to the bloody, anguish gift of yourself, a … Read More