Aug 04, 2023
On August 3rd, 2023, Abundant Life Ministries was awarded a Grant Recipient Check from The Dominion Energy Foundation. “Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.” 1 Corinthians 4:2 Abundant Life was joined by community members, city officials, and representatives from Dominion Energy for such a special […]
Jul 28, 2023
K-4th grade Summer Programming consisted of lots of fun, laughter, and memories.
This was Calvin Kellum’s first time coordinating the Abundant Life VBS program. During programming this summer, he was able to connect with the kids he knew already from John Tutoring and new kids that joined during the summer.
Each week they would travel to a different church around Charlottesville to learn about the love of God. Before leaving for the church, Calvin would ask the children if any of them would like to pray for the upcoming day they were about to experience. At first the children were very hesitant to pray in front of all of their peers, but there was always one student whose hand would jump up immediately his name was KJ. KJ loved to pray for safe travels, for fun, and for family and friends. He was what the group needed to give all the students confidence to participate and by the end of the, summer we had every single student raising their hand to pray each and every day.
Following the daily VBS sessions, the group ate a lunch together and then moved on to afternoon activities. They worked on reading and writing at the Abundant Life house with Calvin and Ms. Faith. They would read 2 books each day and wrote 3 sentences about a prompt that was given to them. After their work was done they would have lots of fun playing outside as well as painting, drawing, and making bracelets.
This summer was filled with excitement and great times learning about the Lord. We learned how to pray and why we pray, Calvin and the children can not wait for K-4 VBS 2024.
Jul 11, 2023
Over the past 27 years of Ministry, Abundant Life has been able to partner not only with the community that it walks alongside, but several other organizations that have a mission of community empowerment. Our 5th grade through one-year post-high school programs’ initiative is to highlight youth leadership and building community beginning as early as […]
Jun 30, 2022
Last week, Elementary School Coordinator, Tessa Thompson, and her littles kicked off Summer programming with Wildrock Nature Camp on Abundant Life grounds. “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6, KJV Wildrock is on a mission to provide urban youth […]
Jun 27, 2022
The Fellows embarked on an adventure to further their understanding of history and ministry, with a goal of bringing their knowledge back to the community of Prospect to better serve alongside them. “Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.” Proverbs 27:11, KJV The Abundant Life Fellows Program was inducted as […]
Jun 03, 2022
This Spring, the Abundant Life STRIVE program celebrated togetherness and brotherhood on their annual Spring Trip. “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus” Galatians 3:26 KJV The Abundant Life STRIVE Program was designed to foster and further leadership skills. This program focuses on preparing young men in our community, […]