The Abegg's Love Letters

To those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ; mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. -Jude 1:1

The Abeggs are Missonaries with Latin America Mission part of the United World Mission Family, working with the Life of Freedom Center in response to the horror of Human Trafficking.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Our dear friends Marcos & Becky Gonzalez have chosen to "Run for Freedom" this year as they dedicate an upcoming marathon to assist with the Abegg Family's mission of combating sex trafficking. Please consider sponsoring them and sharing their efforts with others!


Monday, May 8, 2017

Anti-Sex Trafficking & Family Life

The Abegg's Love Letter

To those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ; Mercy, Peace and Love be yours in abundance.                 -Jude 1:1

LoF Center University Partnerships:

This winter I had the pleasure of working with Florida International Universitie's School of Nursing for International MD's. Twelve students took part in our Sharing 1 Love community outreach program which includes mapping their community for areas that contribute to trafficking (illicit massage parlors, porn shops, strip clubs, complacent hotels etc…) as well as potential resources for survivors such as women's ministries, counselors and LoF Center partner businesses. At the end of their class, the participants conducted an LoF Center "Awareness Presentation" to other med students, each a potential first responder as medical professionals that can now identify a trafficking victim and know how to respond. 

Spring Break in Miami:

Every year droves of spring breakers flock to South Florida and other famous party locations, often contributing towards the problem of sex trafficking. Once again this spring we had the privilege of receiving six different college & university "Alternative Break" teams from around the country for a week of training. They also assisted in street, phone & internet outreaches offering hope to those being sold online. Every one of these students returned home impacted and inspired to educate their own communities, and many are connecting with the LoF network as partners throughout the country.   

The Abeggs: Stormy Weather & Thankfulness!

Apart from work with the Life of Freedom Center, our family was hit hard in January by the California storms. Yes, we're still in FL, but the home we rent in CA to help cover mom's memory care was flooded for the first time since '72. (Needless to say we didn't have flood insurance.) Now, after managing by phone & email  a complete re-roofing, updated drainage, multiple wall replacements, full re-flooring and having to fire the first abatement and general contractors for what we'll call "unethical practices", I should finally be wrapping this whole mess up next week. In all, we're thanking God that we have a home to care for, and that in the end helps us care for mom. 

We're also thankful that we as a family have been heathy, with Claudia and the boys looking forward to some study breaks this summer, though the Abegg Academy of home schooling is never really "out of class".  Jeremy has excelled this year taking 3rd place in his first speech competition with the topic of "Proof for the Resurrection", while Nico is advancing in reading, math and especially scientific creativity as he continues inventing, burning and at times exploding anything from hairspray cannons to his online world creations. We're attempting to keep him on an Edison track as opposed to "mad scientist". As for myself, the 48 birthday marker afforded some time to reflect on midlife crisis and eternityeven as Claudia and I plan a getaway this summer for our 20th anniversary... That's 20 years of blessing and counting!
Apart from passing Kevin 48 last month, we're looking forward to our 20th anniversary (October!) We are thrilled and blessed that the Lord gave us to one another. Thank you for your prayers for our family & our work, please keep it up!

Be part of a Life of Freedom wherever you are!

You can learn to combat Sex Trafficking through the LoF Center's "Sharing 1 Love" online training, and even start programs in your own community or church. We have an "online office" for teams around the country, so if you're interested in learning more about joining the team, visit us at: LoF Center Advocates

How to Join our Team:

Our Work is 100% suported through prayer and tax deductible donations. 


Prayer Team: Send us a note and let us know you want in!

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Give via U.S. Mail:  Mail a check with an accompanying note stating "For the Abegg Family" to 205 Regency Executive Park Dr Suite 430, Charlotte, NC 28217. 

Give via Phone: Simply phone United World Mission at 800-825-5896 and talk to the very helpful people there!
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Today I turn 48. 


I’ve been told by many that it’s time to schedule my “MIDLIFE CRISIS". Statistics tell me that there are fewer years ahead on this earth than behind me….fewer years to accomplish what I want to and less time to enjoy what I like before my body runs down and I return to dust. I can see why some at my age buy that over the top car, jump out of a plane or get themselves stretched, stuffed, lifted or tucked. I understand the desire to extend youthful years in hopes of squeezing more out of less years ahead. I enjoyed my youth, and I’m in no way done yet!
However, I will NOT have a mid-life crisis because I KNOW that I’m going to beat those life expectancy statistics before my end. My “mid-life” is still a long, long, LONG way off! Curious yet? Want to know what vitamins I’m taking or exercise regiment I’m on? Here’s the thing, I’M NOT GOING TO DIE…not really.
I’m not "living like there’s no tomorrow”. I choose to live the way I do because THERE IS NO MID-LIFE TO ETERNITY. Some of you have this same certainty. A conviction that what we do today, has eternal value and worth. A knowledge that I don’t have to do everything I want before my body wears out, because we’re promised a NEW BODY in a NEW HEAVEN and NEW EARTH that will not be subject to moth, rust, wear and tear! So, why not just end it now and “get on with the good stuff”? Along with this understanding is a conviction that what we do now, who we care for and share the temporal comforts we’ve been given along with the eternal hope we have, these actions do have a direct effect on what our eternity will look like. We’ve been given this life and the investments we make now in order to reap eternal dividends that are guaranteed! What freedom there is in that! As one of my heroes, Jim Elliot stated: “He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep in order to gain what he cannot lose!” 
In many ways we glorify God by enjoying what He’s blessed us with. But when it comes to the concept of a “mid life crisis” there’s something amiss. If you ever want to talk about this, if your curious to know more about my conviction, please don't hesitate to send me a note, it would be my absolute pleasure (and the best birthday gift ever!).
So, here’s to waiting for “mid-life”.
God bless and thank you all for the birthday wishes!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Chile Update & Homeward Bound for Abegg Family


Chile Update & Homeward Bound for Abegg Family

The Abegg's
Love Letter

 

To those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ; Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. -Jude 1:1

 

 

Providing Healing to Survivors & Hope to
Victims of Sex Trafficking

2 Weeks With Family
After 7 Years Apart


Thank you so much to everyone who prayed and helped us get to Chile for a Christmas with family after 7 years of absence. It's been a wonderful, challenging but oh so necessary time of catching up, sharing over "asados" (BBQs) and simply being together. We've been on a roller coaster of encouragement as well as reasons for sadness in seeing so many changes in Pichilemu, Rancagua, Santiago, family, friends, churches and every other area imaginable. Nearly all of our time was focused on family and we see God working in us and through us to accomplish His purposes. Please Pray for His hand to care for loved ones in the way they need and for us to have the wisdom on how to be involved from afar.

As we prepare to return home, once again flying standby, we ask for your prayers. We're pretty assured of getting on the flight we anticipate, and with standby tickets we could even have the possibility of getting bumped up to first class (which is a world of difference on an 8 hr. redeye flight). But even if we're flying cattle class as we're used to, we are SO grateful for the time we've had here and are returning energized to continue ministry with the Life of Freedom Center & our anti-sex trafficking efforts

If you'd like to help us in ministry with a tax deductible gift before the end of the year, or you desire to become a regular supporter through 2017, please see our MISSIONARY SUPPORT PAGE or use the information at the bottom of this letter. 

You can always find more frequent updates on our Facebook pages, and we'd love to know how you're doing. We look forward to reading through the Christmas cards and updates that arrived while we were away.

God bless and may the New Year bring you, and those you love encouragement and refreshment in our Lord! 

Kevin, Claudia,
Jeremy & Nicholas
Abegg

Nico, Jeremy & cousin Gaspi enjoying the dunes!
Fishing with Abuelo (grandpa)!
Every family has a bit of CRAZY.
OH how we've missed truly FRESH fruits & vegetables!

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