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STRIVE Mentoring

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 […]

Oct 30, 2018

At Abundant Life we are committed to neighborhood-based ministry that reflects Jesus’ own incarnational life. For us, this has involved living among, learning from, and investing in the lives of those in closest proximity to us. Yet these relationships with individuals and families in the Prospect Neighborhood inevitably connect us with larger issues in our […]

Oct 23, 2018

For the sixth straight fall, STRIVE students and mentors descended on Watermarks Camp in Scottsville for an overnight retreat on October 12-13. Because of STRIVE’s reliance on one-on-one relationships, the annual retreat is not only a great way for mentoring pairs to bond with each other, but with other members of the program, as well. […]

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 20, 2018

On June 13, STRIVE students, mentors, their families, and Abundant Life board members came together at Trinity Presbyterian Church for the program’s annual End of the Year Banquet. Following a delicious meal catered by Wayside Chicken, students and mentors took turns sharing the student’s goals and accomplishments from the year, allowing those gathered to celebrate […]

May 08, 2018

My name is Shantisha but everyone calls me Tisha and I have a 15-year-old son named Cameron. We have lived in Charlottesville since he was born and moved to the Prospect area in 2006, approximately 12 years ago. From the moment Cameron was born I always did my best to raise him right, teach him […]

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