Painting Murals in South Korea

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

I am not the next Vincent Van Gogh, but I am capable of producing something for God’s glory, and so I paint. I am not a preacher, but I know God’s word, and so I share my heart. I am not a singer, but I have a voice, and so I worship. It really is just that simple; bring what … Read More

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

Legacy Youth Outreach

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If you ever think you’re too small to be effective, you’ve never been in bed with a mosquito!Wendy Lesko Small communities often struggle to provide a healthy outlet for their young people. As a result, many teenagers find themselves suffering from depression, loneliness, drug abuse and teen pregnancy, among other things. Papakaio is a small community, but they know how … Read More

Finding Joy At The Joyful Church

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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

A Very Kiwi Christmas!

Beba SchlottmannDiscipleship, Global Relationships, New Zealand, NewsLeave a Comment

Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.Eric Sevareid Being on the other side of the world made it impossible for us to travel back home for the holidays, therefore, we decided to celebrate the season with our new friends in the … Read More

Papakaio School

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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

Roads of Hope: Pain, Passion, & Purpose

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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

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

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