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Stories

May 08, 2019

As a pastor and an aspiring theologian, I have an ever-accruing list of men and women whom I long to learn from and emulate. One such figure is Dietrich Bonhoeffer. As evidenced by the vast spectrum of ways in which Bonhoeffer is championed, quoted and appropriated, he is a complex figure to say the least. […]

Apr 02, 2019

When I first became a student at UVA, I was so impressed with all the great programs available in Charlottesville and through Madison House that allowed for interaction and mentorship between kids in the community and college-age students. I was eager to get involved with one of the nearby elementary schools, and I was told […]

Jan 20, 2019

In honor of National Mentoring Month, we asked STRIVE mentor Jerry Maynard, Jr. to reflect on his 3+ years working with 12th grader Cardale Emmery. STRIVE matches high school boys with Christian adult male mentors for all four years of high school and the first year post high school. Over those 5 years they build a relationship, create and […]

Dec 31, 2018

When you give to Abundant Life, you make an investment, trusting God to use us to spread the Gospel, empower Prospect families and better our community. Your financial gifts help us support our neighbors, like the Torres-Guzman family. In 2015, Benny, Adelina, and their two sons moved into a new Habitat for Humanity duplex next to our White House. One […]

Nov 20, 2018

The school year is off to a fast start. It is hard to believe Thanksgiving break is already here. With a fun school year also comes fun times after school at Buford and Walker with Abundant Life’s tutoring programs! On Mondays, 7th and 8th graders from our Prospect neighborhood spend time with UVA students, working […]

Nov 06, 2018

Over the past four years, I have had the privilege to volunteer with Abundant Life, primarily through their tutoring programs. Reflecting on my undergrad years and now on my life in graduate school, I couldn’t imagine a more rewarding way to be involved in the community as a student and community member myself. In a […]

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