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

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

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

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

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

Nexus in The Gap

Beba SchlottmannAtlanta, Discipleship, Featured, Gap Year, Local Church Ministry, NewsLeave a Comment

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.Franklin D. Roosevelt A fun night of building community, as well as meaningful memories with the amazing young people of Nexus Youth Ministry was exactly what our team needed to get our missional heart checked and prepared for practical kingdom work. We do … 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