Written by Krystal Ramdihol
Nestled in the heart of Nutley, NJ, stands a building filled with the sound of happy children and the warm embrace of the Lord’s light. Abundant Life Academy is more than just a school; it’s a compassionate community of people who have committed themselves to making a real difference in the world.
Inspired by Isaiah 61:1, our humble community felt a weight of responsibility upon our hearts to help those whose innocence was ripped away: “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor…”
The students at Abundant Life Academy have taken up the noble cause of helping to rescue, restore, and empower children who are trapped in the bondages of human trafficking. Partnering with the non-profit organization Destiny Rescue, we have a mission where innocence reigns, and every child is free to dream and thrive.
The ALA community sees every child as a precious gift from our Lord Jesus Christ, deserving of love, protection, and a chance to reclaim the lives that were intended for them. With unwavering support from communities around us, we students raised an astounding $20,000 to support this organization. We have shown that even the smallest voices can make the most significant impact and have the power of change within all of us.
The ALA community recognized a problem and wanted to fix it. We stand on the principle of transformation; we stand on the principle of not just being bystanders but world changers, fueled by the belief that God has chosen our generation to make a better world by being the hands and feet of the Lord Jesus Christ, reaching out to the most vulnerable by bringing hope to those who have been broken, to set captives free, and open the prison doors for God’s children to run into His warm, open embrace.
Together, we clutch every mission set before us with humility and determination, our hearts united for one cause. Together we can make a real difference with each other, one child at a time.
Krystal Ramdihol is a student at Abundant Life Academy.