Seoul: Gangnam Style

Beba SchlottmannGap Year, Global Perspectives, Global Relationships, Local Church Ministry, News, South KoreaLeave a Comment

Seoul, thank you for existing.Anonymous Story by Taylor Haff. The Abante team has been in South Korea for three months with their main focus in Pohang City. Although the heart of our mission has been primarily in this small and beautiful city, we did venture out to a place with far more internationals, taller buildings, and busier streets. The team, … Read More

Teaching English in South Korea

Beba SchlottmannDiscipleship, Global Perspectives, Local Church Ministry, Marketplace Missions, News, Social Missions, South KoreaLeave a Comment

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.Nelson Mandela Every year that Abante International teams go out on mission, the colleagues serve in several areas, according to the needs expressed by the locals and those hosting the teams. Undoubtedly, in South Korea, the focus has been to teach English to young learners as well … Read More

Finding Joy At The Joyful Church

Beba SchlottmannDiscipleship, Global Perspectives, Global Relationships, Local Church Ministry, News, South KoreaLeave a Comment

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.Tagore “How did you get connected with the Joyful Church?” We are often ask this question by people in Pohang City. We smile, because our story is rather unique…On March of 2018, founding director Brian Schlottmann (my husband) … Read More

Papakaio School

Beba SchlottmannGlobal Perspectives, Global Relationships, Marketplace Missions, New Zealand, News, Social MissionsLeave a Comment

When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.Pauline R. Kezer 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 … Read More

First Fruits Specialty Coffee

Beba SchlottmannAustralia, Discipleship, Global Perspectives, Global Relationships, Marketplace Missions, NewsLeave a Comment

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. Trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.Unknown Nestled in the busy corner of Central Street and Olsen Avenue you will find a gem of a coffee shop that is quickly becoming a local’s favorite since its opening on March 24th, 2018 at the Labrador location. … Read More

Austalia’s Gold Coast

Beba SchlottmannAustralia, Global Perspectives, NewsLeave a Comment

God dwells in His creation and is everywhere indivisibly present in all His works. He is transcendent above all His works even while He is immanent within them. A.W.Tozer Our team was in the Gold Coast of Australia for about two weeks.  During our time with the Aussies, we visited a couple of churches, made good and solid contacts for … Read More

Roads of Hope: Pain, Passion, & Purpose

Beba SchlottmannGlobal Perspectives, Global Relationships, News, Social MissionsLeave a Comment

There we were, sitting down to dinner as the sun set in our view over the Gulf of Mexico in Orange Beach, Alabama. It was one of those moments when you sit and marvel at the fact that God has placed you there. It felt like something out of a movie.  We had gathered as a team over dinner to … Read More

Farm Life

Beba SchlottmannDiscipleship, Global Perspectives, Marketplace Missions, New Zealand, NewsLeave a Comment

Sometimes you fall out of love with what you do. Some days, you wake up and wish you worked on a farm.Jonathan Anderson When I was a child, I often heard my mother talk about how she dreamed of one of her daughters marrying a farmer someday. Funny thing is, none of my sisters nor I married a farmer. None … Read More

Monastery of the Holy Spirit

Beba SchlottmannAtlanta, Discipleship, Featured, Global Perspectives, News, Social MissionsLeave a Comment

“My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.” John Keats 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 … Read More

On the streets of Plzen

Franchesca MartinezCzech Republic, Global Perspectives, Global Relationships, Local Church Ministry, Locations, NewsLeave a Comment

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