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Stories

Jun 15, 2021

At Abundant Life, we are always working to embody the 8 principles of Christian Community Development: Reconciliation, Redistribution, Relocation, Empowerment, Church-based, Leadership Development, Listening to the Community, and Holistic Approach. Reconciliation seems to be one of the most popular topics these days with the current events that have revealed much of the brokenness remaining in our nation. We often shrink […]

Mar 08, 2021

As I reflect upon my time thus far in the Fellows Program, I think not only of the time spent engaging with kids or helping with ministry, but the opportunities I’ve had to introspect as well. This year the Fellows have had an abundance (pun intended) of meetings, readings, and conversations with community leaders, experts, […]

Feb 12, 2021

COVID-19 created a serious setting for fall programming discussions at Abundant Life. Loss, and the fear of loss, had taken on new forms with an unprecedented speed for many around the world and systems were responding with shifting policies, increasing restrictions, and specialized committees. Charlottesville City Schools decided on an all-online start to the school […]

Dec 29, 2020

Dear Abundant Life Family, I hope this post finds you well, and that you are enjoying this holiday season! This has certainly been quite the year for all of us. I wanted to personally reach out to first say THANK YOU, for all the ways that your partnership has enabled Abundant Life to make a […]

Nov 24, 2020

Dear Abundant Life Family, In the midst of “social distancing,” we continue to see reminders of how God remains present and at work in the lives of Prospect neighborhood families. We are deeply grateful for the tangible impact your generosity provides. It reminds us that we are not alone. For these reasons, we have hope. […]

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 […]

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