Working together to live an abundant life
Abundant Life demonstrates God’s love through holistic community development in the Prospect neighborhood.
By the Numbers
Working alongside our neighbors and friends, and supported by countless organizations and volunteers, we are sharing God's love with the Prospect community. Here are some notable numbers from 2017:
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10
We believe that every human being is created in the image of God and has great worth and dignity. Through long-term, lasting relationships with parents, children, and residents, we demonstrate the love of God in our community.
Many of our programs center around tutoring and mentoring for children from elementary to high school. Our individualized programs and one-to-one tutoring yield significant results.
Through our financial literacy courses we empower our neighbors to manage personal finances and gain self-sufficiency. Participants have bought their first home, furthered their education, or started a business, often with the help of matched savings.
To this day, I am grateful for Abundant Life letting me know that it was awesome to be a Christian and thrive, despite uncontrollable circumstances in life.
In the summer of 2016 as a rising 10th grader, Cardale worked as an intern with the 5/8 Summer Program, a program he participated in during middle school.
Abundant Life Ministries definitely helped me throughout my time in school. I participated in all the programs I could since the age of 5.
Marquia participated in Ladies of Quality for most of middle and high school and was active in the Trinity Presbyterian youth group. She and husband, Ray, were married this past winter, were baptized together, and are teaching their children about the never-failing love of God.
Stories and News
Dear Friends, As the anniversary of the tragic events of August 12 approaches, something I have sensed among people in Charlottesville, as well as in me, is the anxiety of uncertainty. Many of us find ourselves wrestling with a myriad of questions. What is going to happen? How do we prepare for the unknown? What will […]
Dear Friends, When we look at the life of Jesus, we see a beautiful example of the power of presence and proximity. Jesus chose to redeem humanity up close and in person, revealing a God who desires to come and dwell among us. At Abundant Life one of our core values is to pursue tangible […]
For the last three years, I’ve been involved in a unique partnership between Abundant Life, Trinity Presbyterian Church, and the Prospect Prayer group. Together we plan and provide a free Vacation Bible School (VBS) experience for our young neighbors. This year’s VBS took place June 18-21, and it was amazing to see the Lord at […]
On June 13, STRIVE students, mentors, their families, and Abundant Life board members came together at Trinity Presbyterian Church for the program’s annual End of the Year Banquet. Following a delicious meal catered by Wayside Chicken, students and mentors took turns sharing the student’s goals and accomplishments from the year, allowing those gathered to celebrate […]
For the last two years I’ve been a volunteer leader of Ladies of Quality (LQ) Sr, Abundant Life’s mentoring program for high school girls. Along with another UVA student, SK, I’ve had the amazing experience of getting to know three young women who are all long-time Abundant Life participants. We’ve spent most of our time […]