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My Abundant Life Story

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 […]

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 […]

Aug 18, 2018

I am Hannibal Reid Jr, a college student at Old Dominion University, proud and successful member of Abundant Life, and a believer in the Abundant Life process. I was initially introduced to Abundant Life through STRIVE and was fortunate to have two awesome mentors, Jed Metge and Chris Stine. I remember feeling blessed to have […]

Jun 26, 2018

Fresh off a Super Bowl victory in his rookie season, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Rashard Davis returned to his hometown of Charlottesville and sat down with us for an interview about his time in Abundant Life. Little did he know that we had a big surprise for him.    Photo and video credit: Laura […]

Apr 17, 2017

Amdane Sanda is a junior at Charlottesville High School and in his second year of the STRIVE mentoring program. A native of Togo, West Africa, he started with Abundant Life in the Johnson Tutoring Program as a third grader in 2008. My clearest early memories of Abundant Life was first a tutor that I had, […]

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