Honduras Mission Trip 2014 PDF Print E-mail

mcinvaleWe are happy to announce an upcoming mission trip to Hogar Esperanza ("Hope House") in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. As you may know, Hope House was founded in 2000 by Alabamian, Angie McInvale; and provides a home for orphaned, abandoned and abused Honduran children. The orphanage provides children with a Christian education, nutritional meals, medical attention, clothing, shelter, spiritual training and guidance, and love and affection they have never known. Abundant Life has long supported this wonderful ministry through financial seeds and prayer.


The trip is still very much in the planning stages; however, we expect activities which may include helping with repair/construction projects at the orphanage facilities, grounds keeping, ministering to the Hope House children (Vacation Bible School, games, etc.) and also at a nearby public orphanage, and prayer walks among the Honduran people.


The trip is tentatively planned for May 2014. We estimate mission expenses to be approximately $1,500 per person (this includes airfare, food, transportation in Honduras and ministry expenses during the trip). We will make every effort to assist in fundraising and will ensure the trip is planned as economically as possible.


We hope to have between 8-10 total team members. We will provide periodic updates on deposit due dates to reserve your place on the trip. We pray this trip will not only be a blessing for those in Hope House and Honduras, but will also provide an opportunity for you to know an even deeper level of God’s love and commitment through service, to see first hand how Jesus transcends country and culture.


If you believe you may be interested, please begin praying and setting aside funding. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact Jereme Logan if you have any further questions.  Thank you!!

Outreach Directors PDF Print E-mail

loganWe would like to welcome our newest staff members, Jereme and Jenny Logan.  The Logan's will be our new Driectors of Outreach.  They will be helping with our local and world outreach efforts.  This will involve organizing local events, volunteer help, and mission trips.  We look forward to seeing how God will use their talents and abilities for His glory.


Jereme and Jenny Logan have been married since 2004.  They have two children and a mischievous border collie named Sadie.  Jereme grew up in the Hayden area.   Jenny is from Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  They moved to the Gardendale area in 2007.  The Logans are grateful to serve God through facilitating the service of others.

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”  Matthew 25:35-36

Contact Jereme and Jenny


Alabama Teen Challenge PDF Print E-mail
teenAlabama Teen Challenge is part of one of the oldest, largest, and most successful programs of its kind in the world for individuals of all ages. The goal of this organization is to provide youth, adults and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling drug and alcohol problems in order to become productive members of society. By applying biblical principles, Teen Challenge endeavors to help people become mentally-sound, emotionally-balanced, socially-adjusted, physically-well, and spiritually-alive.  For more information on this ministry, please visit www.alabamateenchallenge.org.
Cornerstone Ranch PDF Print E-mail

Cornerstone Ranch began as a dream--a dream to one day impact the world by investing in the lives of young people. Over ten years ago, three young men--Rusty Rouse, Josh Nation, and Jake Chemell--felt compelled by GOD to find a place where the young could have the opportunity to be in an environment in which they could come face to face with the Creator of the universe and experience a personal relationship with Him. They wanted to give these young people the opportunity to succeed in life by experiencing things many of us take for granted.


More recently, Jimmie Nation, Josh's father, became part of the vision. Because of his belief in the dream, he contributed in making the dream become a reality. Persistently, he labored to secure the Dupont property. Many people were skeptical about pursuing that particular piece of land, claiming the property could not be acquired. Twenty-five years after the plant shut down, many had tried to purchase the land for different developments. GOD, however, had a different plan for the use of the land. Because of the faith and determination of these four men, the dream became a reality just over a year ago. The group was blessed with 1200 acres, just ten minutes north of Birmingham, Alabama. This is now known as Conerstone Ranch.


Cornerstone Ranch is a non-profit Christian organization dedicated to developing self-esteem and character in the lives of youth in need through recreational activities and Faith-based programs. For more information on this ministry please visit their webiste at: www.mycornerstoneranch.org

Canaan Land Ministries PDF Print E-mail

In 1981, Canaan Land Ministries was founded by Mac Gober, a former motorcycle hoodlum. Since then, Mac has helped hundreds of men turn lost and broken lives into productive and fruitful lives.

Canaan Land is a non-profit, non-denominational, Christian home. Men 18 years and older can apply to become students in the one year program. Some men come to Canaan Land as an alternative to prison.

Judges, district attorneys and probation officers work closely with the staff to help some men re-establish their good name. Some men come to Canaan Land as drifters or from broken homes, and others are recommended by pastors or friends. Most of them are battling substance abuse, alcohol or some other form of harmful addiction.
Angie McInvale - Esperanza Hope house PDF Print E-mail
mcinvaleAngie McInvale, a native of Alabama.  Graduated with a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the University of Montevallo in 1997, and has since obtained a Masters in ministry from SEBIME, a seminary in Mexico, and is soon to finish a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Lee University.  Right after graduating in 1997, Angie went to Honduras as a volunteer in a semi-private orphanage.  It was there where she witnessed many injustices and abuse to children who had already come from a life of suffering.  After several months as a volunteer, the Lord placed the desire to build a true Christian home for children, a refuge to the abused, abandoned and orphaned.  In September of 2000, the doors of Hogar Esperanza/Hope House were opened to the first two children.  Since then, it has served as a safe-haven to many children in need.

The children of Hogar Esperanza/Hope House are not only receiving food, clothing and shelter, but the love, affection, guidance, and discipleship they have never had the opportunity to experience before.  All though the home operates by faith, They are being trained to not wait with their hand stretched out to receive, but to stretch that same hand out to give.  The home is the base for other social and evangelistic outreaches and the children are active participants in them.  They know what it is to live by faith, but are learning what it is to give in faith as well.  It is amazing to see how the Lord has used these small lives to impact others and the miracles witnessed as a result.  

Currently, Hogar Esperanza/ Hope House consists of two houses, one for girls and the other for boys, and an administrative building which are all at capacity with eighteen children.  There is very limited space for expansion, but the vision is to be able to attend to up to 100 children.
By faith, the search for ten acres of land is in process.  This property will consist of various houses for children, a school, vocational workshops, gardens and recreational areas.  The vision is big, but we serve a BIGGER God.  He has given this vision and He will fulfill it.  To Him be all the glory!
Jerry Vaughn PDF Print E-mail

vaughnJerry and Teresa Vaughn were married in 1975 – 34 years ago.  They have lived and ministered extensively in Central and South America for 28 years and are the founders of Living Word International, an apostolic ministry dedicated to planting cell churches, forming disciples, and leadership development with the purpose of increasing godly influence and transformation in every area of society.


The most recent major change in their lives was the acceptance of the Senior Pastorate of New Day Church in Selma, California. In February of this year, they celebrated their first year anniversary at New Day.  Excitement continues to escalate concerning the spiritual, numerical, and leadership growth as New Day develops into a strong local church and an Apostolic Center to the nations.

Their extensive international contribution continues to expand through LWI team members in various nations; thus, the vision of “Leaders cultivating leaders to impact generations and society with the righteousness of God” is making a difference in people’s lives (2 Timothy 2:2).  Presently, their international involvement includes leadership training, church planting, and church and educational development in Venezuela, Colombia, Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, France, Germany, Argentina, Chili, Uruguay, the Philippines, and Vietnam.  During their 30 years of service, the Vaughn’s have been blessed to have witnessed thousands around the world come to the Lord, many of whom have continued in discipleship, training, healing, wholeness, and strong leadership.


Jerry is also a founding member and the International Director of ATI, Apostolic Teams International, a ministry team formed through 32 years of mutual relationship and ministry.  The purpose of ATI is leadership development, new church plants, and continual service and support to those churches in relationship with ATI.


For the past 23 years the Vaughn’s have been a part of the international outreach ministry of Trinity Church International of Lake Worth, Florida, pastored by their spiritual father, Tom Peters.  They have two children and 6 wonderful grandchildren (so far) who are all dedicated to the call and purpose of God upon their lives.


Jerry and Teresa, their children, and their teams around the world are diligently working to reach the harvest and instill a Biblical Worldview into the thousands of individual lives to whom they yearly minister. They are committed to equipping Christians to restore a Biblical foundation in their lives, families, communities, and nations with the transforming power of the Gospel.

Kim Klaudt PDF Print E-mail


Kim & Susan Klaudt are missionaries to the Native American people. Kim is a registered American Indian.  He is the son of Chief Little Soldier (Vernon Klaudt) and the grandson of Lillian Little Solider, who founded the popular Klaudt Indian Family gospel singing group in 1929. 


Kim and Susan believe that American Indian reservations constitute one of the greatest mission fields in all the earth. They have done extensive mission work among American Indian tribes, including the Cherokee, Choctaw, Sioux, Crow, Cheyenne, Assiniboine, Arickara, Navaho, and Zuni.  They bring a message of hope and healing to a group that is overlooked by many.  For more information on their ministry, please visit:  www.susanklaudthorseministry.com


North Jefferson Women's Center PDF Print E-mail

njwcThe North Jefferson Women’s Center is located in Gardendale, Alabama. We are a Pregnancy Resource Center, affiliated with Care Net & Sav-A-Life. Our mission is to share the love of Jesus by revealing life, meeting pregnancy and infant needs and promoting healthy lifestyles. Please check our website to find out how we strive to accomplish our mission.


North Jefferson Women's Center website:  http://njwomenscenter.com/