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Not What I Imagined

Posted by David Abbott in Family, Katrina Abbott on May 15th, 2014 | Comments Off

Helping the younger children with a craft.

A week ago I was taking a two and a half hour flight to Costa Rica. I was excited and completely ready for whatever was coming. I was excited to meet my nine little children I would be working with, meet and serve the missionaries and learn about the Costa Rican culture.

I wasn’t expecting to have difficulty with the children or to get the flu. It’s easy to compare an unknown situation with something you have experienced before.

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Moving Forward

Posted by David Abbott in Family, Katrina Abbott on May 5th, 2014 | Comments Off

Pastor Clint praying for Katrina before her Costa Rica trip.

I had my first meeting with my pastors this afternoon to discuss why I felt God was calling me into full time overseas missions, the support I need from the church body, steps to take and ministries they would like me to be involved in.

I believe only God could have prepared me for our discussion. The questions they asked I have been thinking about for years because of different situations and trials God has allowed me to go through.

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Heading to Costa Rica

Posted by David Abbott in Family, Katrina Abbott on May 3rd, 2014 | Comments Off

Katrina with Kaitlin (left) who will also be going to care for another age group.

In a few days I will be heading out to Costa Rica for another missions trip. My role will be very similar to my role in Thailand. I will be working with a group of nine children with ages ranging from 0-5. We will be doing Bible stories, crafts and games with them in the mornings and afternoons.

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Caleb’s Oregon Trip – April 2014

Posted by David Abbott in Caleb Abbott, Family on Apr 17th, 2014 | Comments Off


“Praise God that Caleb was able to make this trip! And thank you Uncle @[100001657377717:2048:Herb Baum] and Aunt @[100001002843357:2048:Gloria Jean Edwards Baum] for inviting him!”

From Caleb’s Oregon Trip – April 2014, posted by David Abbott on 5/02/2014 (15 items)

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Wait God?

Posted by David Abbott in Family, Katrina Abbott on Apr 14th, 2014 | Comments Off

Katrina and Caleb on a recent trip to Disney World.

I came home this year with the intention of saving up for MTC (Mission Training Center), the rest of the New Tribes Mission training. For the last few weeks I have been going through the application process for the training program. I couldn’t imagine any problems happening. I was shocked when I got a call saying that the people in charge of my application talked and prayed about it and thought that I should stay home another year.

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Moving forward after recovery

Posted by David Abbott in David Abbott, Ministry, Prayer Requests on Mar 3rd, 2014 | Comments Off

Family celebrating Valentines Day at the beach.

David’s recent trip to the NRB Convention in Nashville, TN was a landmark recovery event, marking just over six months since his open heart triple bypass surgery.

The trip began with a one-day NRB Digital Summit with presenters from Facebook, Google and other industry recognized experts.

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Hanging by a string

Posted by David Abbott in Katrina Abbott, Ministry, Prayer Requests on Feb 4th, 2014 | Comments Off

I was laying in bed the other night thinking about life and death. There are a lot of people in my life right now that are in serious health conditions. I thought for a minute about how terrifying it is that we are all hanging by a string, able to die at any minute. But then I thought about who was holding the string and the fear fell away.

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The Life of Elijah in our World Today

Posted by David Abbott in Katrina Abbott, Ministry, Prayer Requests on Jan 14th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

From the moment I landed in Thailand till the moment I left I was surrounded by temples and idols. The temples stand out because they are big, beautifully colored and decorated buildings. Idols on stands housed by mini temples stood in front of shops and homes.

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Searching for a new job title

Posted by David Abbott in David Abbott, Ministry, Prayer Requests on Jan 7th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

Children who were helped through the recent typhoon relief project in the Philippines.

In the months following my heart attack and open heart surgery I’ve taken a lot of time contemplating how I got such serious heart disease and what I could do to prevent it worsening in the future. The greatest factor is probably heredity and it’s a little late to do anything about that.

Other significant factors that I can influence are diet, exercise and stress.

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Katrina to Thailand today

Posted by David Abbott in Family, Katrina Abbott, Prayer Requests on Dec 31st, 2013 | Comments Off

Photo of Katrina Abbott at Dune Park in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.1 Kings 18:22-24 “Then Elijah said to the people, ‘I alone am left a prophet of the Lord; but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men. Therefore let them give us two bulls; and let them choose one bull for themselves, cut it in pieces, and lay it on the wood, but put no fire under it; and I will prepare the other bull, and lay it on the wood, but put no fire under it. Then you call on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord; and the God who answers by fire, He is God.’ So all the people answered and said, ‘It is well spoken.’”

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