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Feb 08, 2024

For the second week of Black History Month, we will be highlighting one of the most prominent figures in Charlottesville history, Mr. Benjamin Tonsler. Benjamin Tonsler was born to parents, Edward and Martha Tonsler, in April of 1854 in Albemarle County, eleven years before slavery was abolished in Virginia. Though not much is known about […]

Feb 06, 2024

Abundant Life Ministries is celebrating Black History Month 2024 by taking time to reflect on historical events and notable people who have contributed to our unique Charlottesville community. Creating history isn’t easy, and we are thankful for all who led and continue to lead the way to a better tomorrow. To kick off this month […]

Aug 15, 2023

We are blessed to have Angel Feero back as the Young Women’s Program Coordinator! Prior to her sabbatical in Costa Rica alongside her husband, Richard Feero, and their kids, Angel worked as the Elementary Program Coordinator from August 2017 to June 2021. Angel, we are thankful for your return and pray over your time here […]

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 […]

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