Abba Padre International was founded by Todd & Wendy Boyle after 20+ years of serving on the mission field. Abba Padre is Spanish for Abba Father, which is also translated Daddy God. The heart of Daddy God can best be summarized by a video by Eric & Leslie Ludy that ROCKED our family to the core.
God’s desire for His children is to love Him and to love others; doing to the “least of these” what we would do for Him if He were in their situation. Our family has been called to be the hands, feet, and heart of the Father to the nations. We started answering that call locally by serving where we were planted, and now we’re moving outward to love people in other nations in the name of Jesus.
The past two years God has spoken to us daily through His Word, but two verses in particular have been seared on our hearts.
I John 3:17-18
But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
God has been preparing us to go into the nations, beginning with Honduras because the need there is so great and the door for us to go there is WIDE open. Honduras is the second poorest nation in Central America (I John 3:17-18) and has a large population of orphans & widows, as well as women who have been abandoned by their husbands… aka single mothers/modern day widows. (James 1:27)
Abba Padre International is at the foundational stage in name, but as you will read from our “Meet the Staff” page, as well as in various places on our website, you’ll find our heart for the nations is longstanding and consistent.