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Block Party for North Omaha Community and Beyond

Omaha, NE, June 10, 2016– SUMMER is HERE! On Saturday June 10th, Abide and hundreds of partners and volunteers will welcome the community for a Block Party! This free community event will include food, family fun activities, music, bounce houses, and raffle prizes! We are celebrating what it means to be “better together” with our […]

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Retiring with Purpose

After retiring in 2000, Bob Drake got connected with Abide in 2001 because he felt God calling him to be a part of serving in North Omaha, saying, “This is the job that God has assigned me.” His church, West Hills, has supported Abide financially for over 17 years, but really got involved once the […]

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A Simple Act Can Cause Huge Impact

A few weeks ago as she pulled into her driveway, Linda saw her neighbor sitting on the steps of his front porch. As she got out of the car they waved, smiled, and greeted each other, as usual. But as she was walked in he pointed to the wheelchair in front of him and added, […]

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Spring Clean Up and Free Bike Camp for North Omaha Neighbors

Omaha, NE, May 6, 2016– A cleaner neighborhood is a safer neighborhood. This is starting to become a reality thanks to Abide’s partnership with Keep Omaha Beautiful, Omaha Men’s Garden Club and the many volunteers who make it happen! When the inner city gets cleaner, it also gets safer, working towards a healthier and more […]

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Better Together for our City – Community Egg Hunt with over 12,000 Eggs!

Omaha, NE, April 15, 2017– Remember the excitement and joy that comes from finding a brightly colored egg with a surprise inside? For our Omaha community children Pre-K to 6th grade, that memory will be their reality.  Abide will be hosting the Better Together Egg Hunt on its Better Together Campus at 3223 N 45th […]

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Overcoming Racial Biases

My wife and I appreciate the candor, honesty and vulnerability in this story. As a bi-racial family (I am white and my wife is black) with 13 bi-racial children and 1 African-American daughter, we too have recognized how our “preferences and familiarities” have produced biases that result in prejudices and racism. As a white male […]

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Serving with Abide at a Second Saturday Serve is a great opportunity to connect with people and do something positive for your community. Hear what Mrs. Nebraska has to say about her experience! Q: How did you get connected? Mrs. Nebraska: I got connected through the Kiwanis Club of Omaha. When Chris Tooker brought it […]

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Why serve?

As some of our Abide team was out cleaning up around the campus this past fall, we started to meet some of our neighbors. A young man who has lived near our campus for over 20 years, his entire life, said he never knew what happened inside of the fence. While the campus has been […]

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Life in North Omaha

Emily was shopping at the neighborhood Aldi, when she encountered a woman and her son who were experiencing some trouble at the checkout. They started putting essential items back, because they did not have enough to purchase everything. Not wanting to offend the mother and son, Emily asked the cashier what was happening, and she […]

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Neighborly love

Lighthouse leaders Jacob and Mary had their partner church bring some Valentine’s candy to deliver to neighbors, which gave them the opportunity to pray with one of their neighbors whose husband has cancer. The very next day, they opened their mailbox to find 4 little valentines from some of the neighborhood children. Not only did […]

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