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Stories

Aug 27, 2020

This past summer, I had the privilege to volunteer for two weeks at Abundant Life’s Vacation Bible School. It was my first experience with Abundant Life, and the first time volunteering at VBS in general since I was about 13. I was definitely nervous before my first week – wondering if I would be able […]

Aug 20, 2020

What a delight it is to volunteer at Abundant Life! I began two years ago, soon after my husband and I moved to Charlottesville to a home near Johnson Elementary, where Abundant Life offers after school tutoring and a Bible Club. These students challenge me and have created a special place in my heart. Sowing […]

May 19, 2020

Right now, we all have much to grieve. The world aches as COVID-19 has brought everything, it seems, to a grinding halt. The economy suffers, people get sick and die. Our essential workers put their lives on the line each day, and we are all scared and confused. Abundant Life Fellows has been no exception to […]

Apr 21, 2020

A year ago, if you had told me I would be studying for the LSAT (Law School Admission Test) and taking it in two short months, I would have called you crazy. A year ago, I committed to join the inaugural Abundant Life Fellows Program and move to Charlottesville in August. A year ago, I […]

Mar 05, 2020

My time in Prospect over the past six months has been quite impactful and transformative. Having previously been involved with Christian community development work for two years in Church Hill, Richmond through East End Fellowship, I somewhat knew what I was getting into. It has been difficult to learn more and more about the systemic […]

Jan 29, 2020

On January 20, first through eighth grade students from the Prospect neighborhood gathered at the Abundant Life house for activities to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. First, we shared in a pizza lunch together while watching the film Our Friend, Martin. This film explored the issues of segregation and racism during MLK’s time while […]

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