Carved In His Image

Beba SchlottmannDiscipleship, Global Perspectives, Global Relationships, News, South Korea1 Comment

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.  Ephesians 2:10

Land of The Rising Sun

Beba SchlottmannDiscipleship, Global Perspectives, Global Relationships, Japan, Local Church Ministry, News, Social MissionsLeave a Comment

KEEP CALM AND GAMBATTE KUDASAI!Japanese for “do your best” After a long trip with several connecting flights, missing luggage, and lay-overs in two different countries with their respective languages, the team finally made it to Japan to serve for a total of four weeks. Pastor Masato Ito and his wife, Nobuko-Sensei greeted the team and welcomed us to what would … Read More

On Being Grateful

Beba SchlottmannDiscipleship, Global Perspectives, Global Relationships, News, South Korea1 Comment

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.Melody Beattie While relatives and loved ones back in America were tucked in their comfortable beds with … Read More

A Precious Gift

Beba SchlottmannGlobal Relationships, Local Church Ministry, News, South Korea1 Comment

I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God. It changes me. C.S. Lewis If you ever need to be reminded of the extraordinary power of prayer, watch a Korean pray.  There is nothing like it! Our friend … Read More

2019 Lunar Year Celebrations

Beba SchlottmannDiscipleship, Event Photos, Global Perspectives, Global Relationships, News, Social Missions, South KoreaLeave a Comment

Seollal (Lunar New Year; first day of the lunar calendar) is one of the most celebrated national holidays in Korea. While many observe Sinjeong (Solar New Year; January 1 of the Gregorian/Western calendar), Koreans also celebrate Seollal, which usually lasts for three days (the day of, the day before, and the day after)… More than just a holiday to mark … Read More

2019 Visit to Busan

Beba SchlottmannDiscipleship, Global Perspectives, Global Relationships, News, Social Missions, South Korea, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless … Read More

North Korean Refugee Children

Beba SchlottmannDiscipleship, Global Perspectives, Global Relationships, News, Social Missions, South KoreaLeave a Comment

Yesterday I was clever, so I changed the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.Rumi Story by Sydney Kahle We have had several different avenues of outreach while in South Korea, a meaningful one has been with North Korean refugee’ children. We have worked diligently to build relationships with them and to help them gain more independence … Read More

Dreaming of The Kingdom of God: Reflections From Our Trip to Gyeongju

Beba SchlottmannDiscipleship, Featured, Gap Year, Global Perspectives, Global Relationships, News, South KoreaLeave a Comment

As you read this beautifully written story by our Korean friend Hui Eun Gwak (Rachel) about our day in the old city of Gyeongju, you will understand the passion Koreans have for their history. Rachel’s family brought us to Gyeongju-si to see the beautiful sites, and to learn about their ancestors’ history. They treated us to an authentic Korean meal, … Read More

A Beacon In The Dark

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

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.Mark Twain Every Wednesday night, the Abante team would serve at the Yadam Church in South Korea by speaking, singing, and sharing our sacred stories. This is the church where colleagues Sydney Kahle and Taylor Haff preached their very first sermons, and where we learn to love … Read More

Wonders of The World: The Philippines

Beba SchlottmannDiscipleship, Global Perspectives, Global Relationships, News, Social Missions1 Comment

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.George Washington Carver Story by Minje Yoon I am content to give thanks to God on land or sea, it … Read More