Schools, Camps, and Churches | Summer 1L Update from Joshua & Nicole

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Schools, Camps, and Churches | Summer 1L Update from Joshua & Nicole

Latest Newsletter Update:

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Hey 1L Fam,
     We have lots of cool stories lately involving many meaningful conversations about the 1L of Jesus, 1L Discipleship Videos being used in big ways, and new leaders being resourced and equipped to #LiveOneLove.

We wanted to keep you posted about our travel plans for the summer with this short video. 


- Please be in prayer for June as we have our month of unpaid leave from Waipuna Chapel to do One Love Mission work.
- We are scheduled to speak in churches four Sundays in a row (Waipuna Chapel 6/2, Pleasant City 6/9, Element Church 6/16, & Hope Community Church 6/23) and also speaking at a youth camp in Charleston, SC while Unashamed Camp is happening on Maui.
- Please be in prayer for our family, Maui & Carolina Camps and 1L Life Groups at Maui skateparks while we are gone. 


Hope you enjoy this short video. We have lots of fun 1L Stories that we don't have time to share today, but would love to share more with you if you are interested! We would love to hear from you through e-mail, on our website, or on the phone! Thankful to be shoulder-to-shoulder with great people living 1L.

Grace & Peace,
Joshua & Nicole

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Brody skating Maui and sharing a new opportunity in Asia #LiveOneLove

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Brody skating Maui and sharing a new opportunity in Asia #LiveOneLove

#DiscipleCycles Saturday as Sam P. teaches Brody about surf etiquette

#DiscipleCycles Saturday as Sam P. teaches Brody about surf etiquette

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Brody showing 2 year old Silas a proper ollie close to the new skatepark that opens soon.

Brody showing 2 year old Silas a proper ollie close to the new skatepark that opens soon.

Thanks all who have helped Brody make it to Maui to learn and grow with YWAM! Fun to see him #EnjoyThe Ride with some of the Maui 1L crew on the weekends!

Thanks all who have helped Brody make it to Maui to learn and grow with YWAM! Fun to see him #EnjoyThe Ride with some of the Maui 1L crew on the weekends!

Here’s a throwback picture from 2016 when Brody helped start and lead #OneLoveSkate at Hope Community Church in Shelby, NC. Even though he’s in Maui now, 18 students still came to skate at Hope Community Church a couple weeks ago. Thankful to be “shoulder to shoulder with soldiers for the Kingdom” who live One Love.

Here’s a throwback picture from 2016 when Brody helped start and lead #OneLoveSkate at Hope Community Church in Shelby, NC. Even though he’s in Maui now, 18 students still came to skate at Hope Community Church a couple weeks ago. Thankful to be “shoulder to shoulder with soldiers for the Kingdom” who live One Love.

Brody has been on Maui for a month with YWAM Maui! He's growing and serving in amazing ways, and he wants to tell you about a new opportunity.
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Brody is fully funded for the lecture phase of YWAM (1st half of his mission), but he needs your help raising the rest of the money to make it to Asia. Please pray for Brody, and consider partnering by donating on HopeShelby.org "Missions." Don't forget to email matt@hopeshelby.org to be sure funds help Brody get to Asia. Please share with anyone who may be interested in partnering with Brody, and feel free to reach out if we can help answer any questions you may have. Thanks for joining Brody on his mission! #YWAMMaui #HopeCommunityChurch #LiveOneLove

Please connect with us if we can help you answer any questions you may have. Thanks for considering partnering with Brody to help him share the One Love in Asia!

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Spring 1L Mission Update | Joshua & Nicole Marburger #LiveOneLove

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Spring 1L Mission Update | Joshua & Nicole Marburger #LiveOneLove

Click Video To Hear latest 1L Update.


1L Spring 2018 Update.PDF Available Below

Joshua & Nicole are scheduled to preach & share 1L in NC:

Element Church, Forest City on 6/17, 8:30 & 10:30am

Hope Community Church, Shelby on 6/24, 9:30 & 11am

Pleasant City Church on 7/1, 9:30 & 11am

Check Out Joshua's Latest Message From Waipuna Chapel here:  https://waipunachapel.com/church-life/worship-gatherings?id=1340528

Check Out Joshua's Latest Message From Waipuna Chapel here: https://waipunachapel.com/church-life/worship-gatherings?id=1340528

So excited to see more and more progress on the Upcountry Pukalani skatepark. Can't wait for #OneLoveSkate action here soon!  In the mean time One Love has been helping sponsor skateboard giveaways and skate events at several Maui skateparks and in North Carolina, Wyoming, & Honduras

So excited to see more and more progress on the Upcountry Pukalani skatepark. Can't wait for #OneLoveSkate action here soon!

In the mean time One Love has been helping sponsor skateboard giveaways and skate events at several Maui skateparks and in North Carolina, Wyoming, & Honduras

Join the mission!
$35 / Month Covers A Skateboard Giveaway and Helps Cover Costs of Developing People And Curriculum To Do The Work of #OneLoveSkate

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Win a free Black & Gold 1L shirt. Tag @oneloveskate on #instagram #LiveOneLove

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Win a free Black & Gold 1L shirt. Tag @oneloveskate on #instagram #LiveOneLove

Tag @oneloveskate in most compelling 1L sighting on Instagram to win Black & Gold #OneLoveSkate shirt.

"There's more to see than what we see at sea."#SeekTheMostHigh #LiveOneLove

"Life is worth more than gold."#LiveOneLove

"God showed His Love among us... 1 John 4:9."#LiveOneLove

"God sent His One and only Son that we might live through Him." #1JFour9 #LiveOneLove

"We desire to have #oneloveskate life groups at every skatepark in the world."#LiveOneLove #OneLoveToTheNations

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"Commit To One" - A Blunt Lesson #OneLoveSkate

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"Commit To One" - A Blunt Lesson #OneLoveSkate

Stoked to see this inspirational moment of Mark fully committed to his blunt in Fort Collins, Colorado last Wednesday.

Stoked to see this inspirational moment of Mark fully committed to his blunt in Fort Collins, Colorado last Wednesday.

      Several inches of snow dumped out of the sky last night… the power is out, many roads are closed off, and the integrity of many roofs here in Laramie, Wyoming are being tested under the weight of sticky snowflakes. Something about being in a brand-new place is like medicine to kill complacency, but I can still be forgetful, and I appreciate solid community that helps me make life-giving decisions. 

      Yesterday, one of the first #OneLoveSkate Reps, Auburn, and I had a great time snowboarding, but on the way home as I reached for my phone passing a 70mph speed limit sign, I had a wake up call. On a long, country road in Wyoming, Auburn encouraged me to focus only on driving. He said, "Josh, if you swerve off the road on a day like today, you're not going to get back on... Cell phones don't work out here, and this is the type of weather that people freeze to death in." Wow. Sobering thought. This insight helped me leave my cell phone alone so I could be fully committed to driving. 

Auburn airing the hip on the #OneLoveSkate Fade deck. Such a fun bro session sharing the stoke and learning to "  commit to oooone  ." 

Auburn airing the hip on the #OneLoveSkate Fade deck.
Such a fun bro session sharing the stoke and learning to "commit to oooone." 

      Auburn's blunt comment was refreshing. He was looking out for me, but as a passenger in the car, his desire for me to be fully committed to the one task of driving was also beneficial to him. The day before in Colorado, Auburn and I went to a skatepark with another original 1L rep, Mark. The time with Mark led to a nugget of wisdom not only for skaters but for all who desire to acquire any new skill. During the skate session with Mark and Auburn, a thought formed that has already become a mantra: "Commit to One." This mantra can help each of us see life-changing progression that benefits not only us as individuals but the entire communities where we are living.

     Because "Commit to One," is so helpful in every aspect of life, we want to share three ways each of us can execute this memorable mantra. Try one, and let us know how it goes by connecting with us through oneloveskate.org

 Ways You Can "Commit To One"
1.) Try A Blunt Slide (For Skaters & More)

     Mark & Auburn are the two 1L reps we talk about in the 1L Discipleship Curriculum who worked at Keo skatepark in Maui for a year. They were a positive presence in the skate community at Keo skatepark by leading a life group, giving away 1L products, and building relationships. Their work is still seen today on Maui even though Auburn is now married and living in Wyoming while Mark is engaged and living in Colorado. Though both men are busy, we made time to get together Tuesday for a fun bro session at a small skatepark in Fort Collins, Colorado. Mark learned how to do a blunt on a steep little quarter pipe, and his advice might help you land a blunt slide as well.

Mark, one of the first 1L Reps in Maui, showing us how to "commit to one" with a poppy blunt.

Mark, one of the first 1L Reps in Maui, showing us how to "commit to one" with a poppy blunt.

      Mark said that what helped him learn was committing to one and being willing to slam. He said it took being all-in to learn what he was trying to accomplish. Once he completely went for it he learned to do what needed to be done, and he started landing blunts with different variations.

     Whether in marriage, careers, or skateboarding, backup plans can mess us up. Often, making a backup plan means we start investing time, money, and energy for a "plan b" because we think the grass might be greener somewhere else. Unfortunately, that wasted time and energy strips us of the ability to water the grass of our current situation, and we can fail to accomplish our desires. 

     Mark is not just a leader when he is skateboarding... From students watching his life at the pizza place where we hung out after skating, to the positive influence he is on his his peers, Mark's commitment creates a ripple effect way bigger than he realizes. Like Mark, each of us influence the atmosphere of our communities with every deed we do. Whether on a skateboard or in other aspects of life, may others be encouraged when they witness our commitment levels.

Blunt Kickflip for new oneloveskate.org blog #OneLoveSkate

Stoked Derrick Unrein. New "Commit to One" blog on oneloveskate.org #OneLoveSkate

Posted by One Love Skate on Friday, March 16, 2018
Last weekend, we worked with Surfing the Nations and Paia Youth & Cultural Center to have 1L Convos in Paia, Maui. Through this event and One Love interviews, we gave away several skateboards, shirts, and stickers to share the 1L. #LiveOneLove

Last weekend, we worked with Surfing the Nations and Paia Youth & Cultural Center to have 1L Convos in Paia, Maui. Through this event and One Love interviews, we gave away several skateboards, shirts, and stickers to share the 1L. #LiveOneLove

Ways You Can "Commit To One"
2.) Have a 1L Convo

Last Saturday, we had another great #OneLoveSkate event in Paia, Maui. During that event we had a team of young adults from Surfing the Nations who met us on the beach in Paia to do One Love interviews. In addition, last weekend we gave away 7 One Love Skate decks, shirts, and some stickers to help skaters experience God's One Love discovered in 1 John 4:9. As we prepped our team of about 20 young adults from all around the world we said:

"It's easy to remember... since we're called "one love," today let's remember to "love one." Let's each meet one person in the next hour and learn their names and learn what they honestly believe about the two 1L questions. Let God lead you... maybe you'll get to pray with people today, but the win is getting honest answers from one person about 1) What is one love to you? and 2) Who is Jesus to you? Please log your answers on our website after your conversation so we can discover what more people believe. "

      Will you commit to one 1L conversation? Maybe having a 1L conversation is what it will take to get you out of your comfort zone and see a relational breakthrough in other aspects of your life. Walking up to someone you don't know can be intimidating, but you might make their day by helping him or her share something he or she has been wanting to share.

     Be creative. Maybe buy a coffee for the person behind you in line, and ask them if you can interview them with these two 1L questions. We sincerely believe these questions can radically transform someone's life and eternity, and we would love to hear how your conversations are going.

     Think of how much different our world could be if we all lived in the light of our beliefs about "one love." Don't feel pressure to change anyone's opinion. Simply listen and learn, and share with us what was said so we can gather more research about the spiritual beliefs of those around us. 

Ways You Can "Commit To One"

3.) Do Something That Will Snowball

Like many things in life,  this snowman started with "one tiny snowball" and grew to be something bigger than us. Stoked by this 1L Vision, and we had a ridiculously fun time meeting Auburn's neighbor as well... "COMMITtoWWUUUNNN."

Like many things in life,  this snowman started with "one tiny snowball" and grew to be something bigger than us.
Stoked by this 1L Vision, and we had a ridiculously fun time meeting Auburn's neighbor as well... "COMMITtoWWUUUNNN."

      Last night as the snow started falling outside of Auburn's apartment, I could not resist the urge to start packing a snow man. I knew something would be extremely satisfying for me if I could make snowman eyes out of our "arrow-up" "arrow-down" 1L logo. At first I tried huge shovels of snow to make the base... Unfortunately the huge clumps broke apart when I stacked them on top of each other.

      I was amazed to realize that big shovels full of snow were not as effective as starting with a tightly packed ball of snow and rolling it to make it bigger. The counterintuitive task of starting with a small snowball led to a snowman much bigger than us. When Auburn's neighbor, Bob, walked outside with no shirt and accepted our invitation to jump in a picture, my child-like joy in simply building a snowman reached a sporadic ectasy as my expectations for the evening were far exceeded.

     Regardless of the climate we are in, we are all making choices that snowball. Life tends to snowball both for good and bad. Written thousands of years ago, according to Solomon "Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out" (Proverbs 17:14). According to Solomon, conflict will snowball... we all have an angsty argument ready to snowball in to broken relationships if we're not careful... Nevertheless, positive choices snowball as well.

     Maybe you have friends that eat better than you, and when you spend time with them you tend to eat better too. We all can think of teachers who have a passion for their craft that inspires passion in their students. Just as Auburn helped me keep my eyes on the road yesterday, we all have blindspots that can be covered when we choose to put ourselves shoulder-to-shoulder in solid community. 

      Today, during my time downloading God's Word, I was encouraged that: Relationships are the most difficult & most important part of life. We all hurt others and get hurt, but "by steadfast love & faithfulness iniquity is atoned for" (Proverbs 16:6). In Jesus' steadfast love, we can receive & give #RealLove#LiveOneLove #SeekTheMostHigh

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     Jesus said in Luke 10:42, "One thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her." That ONE thing. Mary's one thing was her relationship with Jesus. Like Mary, I want the One Love of Jesus to be my One Thing I pursue. Jesus' eternal love empowers us to love God and love others better than any amount of earthly time, talents, and treasures every could. I am a work in progress, but for me the main snowball I pray and work to keep in the center of my life is my relationship with Jesus. 

“Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an action and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

     I like the t-shirt that says: "Procrastinators unite... tomorrow." Lol. It's funny, but unfortunately it's true. Complacency kills our dreams and robs the world of creativity.  So often, life is "now or never." Go for that one thing. You know what it is. Or you know who it is. Life is a vapor, and it's worth the work to start packing some snowballs of love and life to see the world around us experience new love and life.

What does it look like for you to commit to one? 

What's the one thing that you can try that could radically change the direction of your life? 

Stoked meeting new friends in Wyoming who want to "know the love" & "be the love" w/ One Love Skate. #Sightings

Stoked meeting new friends in Wyoming who want to "know the love" & "be the love" w/ One Love Skate. #Sightings

"Storms will surely come, but true love is a choice you must make."
-Thrice

      Please stay in touch and let us know what's new in your life, friends.

     When we go all in, others notice; and they enjoy the life-giving community that comes from our commitment. However, for this to happen, we need to try a blunt-slide, have a one love conversation, or do something else that will snowball. We hope you are encouraged to "COMMIT TO ONE" in at least one of these three ways aforementioned. Like the sticky snowflakes that can make snowmen or collapse roofs with their weight, we are better together when we spur one another on to #LiveOneLove.

Please act now so you will start to see a difference in your life tomorrow. 

Commit to one! #LiveOneLove

In the One Love of the Most High (1 John 4:9),
Joshua Marburger
1L Disciple

One Love Skate is an international evangelism and discipleship ministry dedicated to being a positive presence in communities all around the world by resourcing & equipping 1L Reps to #LiveOneLove.    Connect with us on oneloveskate.org to find out more.

One Love Skate is an international evangelism and discipleship ministry dedicated to being a positive presence in communities all around the world by resourcing & equipping 1L Reps to #LiveOneLove. 

Connect with us on oneloveskate.org to find out more.

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Groundbreaking #OneLoveSkate action | New Skatepark Coming Soon in Pukalani, Maui

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Groundbreaking #OneLoveSkate action | New Skatepark Coming Soon in Pukalani, Maui

#OneLoveSkate was able to be a part of this fun day of groundbreaking last week in Pukalani.  We gave Principal Amy of Pukalani Elementary a 1L Deck, and we let her know One Love Skate wants to help be a positive presence in the skate community.  To stay kosher with the Department of Education, we put a "What is One Love?" sticker over "1 John 4:9" on the 1L Deck, but we love the reminder that "One Love is always there even when you can't see it."

#OneLoveSkate was able to be a part of this fun day of groundbreaking last week in Pukalani.

We gave Principal Amy of Pukalani Elementary a 1L Deck, and we let her know One Love Skate wants to help be a positive presence in the skate community.

To stay kosher with the Department of Education, we put a "What is One Love?" sticker over "1 John 4:9" on the 1L Deck, but we love the reminder that "One Love is always there even when you can't see it."

1L Fam,
     So stoked last week to have had the privilege of being part of a "Groundbreaking" for the new Upcountry Skatepark.

"Sometimes God gives us glimpses of His favor upon this movement.  When 1L moved to NC to focus on solidifying the organization, He had skate ramps waiting for us in a church’s boiler room.  When 1L moved back to HI, God divinely orchestrated our being back with the long-awaited groundbreaking for the Upcountry Skatepark. We had been to several meetings back in 2015, and we’re stoked that this park is finally in the works! With our goal to cultivate community, it’s neat that the community we live in is cultivating a skatepark."
- Nicole Marburger, 1L Missionary
April 2015 - One of several Pukalani meetings for the new skatepark. Thanks all who worked #ShoulderToShoulder to help this happen!

April 2015 - One of several Pukalani meetings for the new skatepark. Thanks all who worked #ShoulderToShoulder to help this happen!

April 20, 2015, Upcountry Skate Alliance's Facebook page had put up this picture (embedded below) of Caleb at 4 years old and Joshua helping with the layout of the skatepark.

Stoked that Caleb is now 6 years old, and some of his plans will become concrete soon! 

Stoked that because of the new skatepark, we were able to spend time with Mayor Alan Arakawa, Chief of Maui Fire Department, Chief of Maui Police Department, Skateboard Community Leaders, and the Principal of Pukalani Elementary. Thank you skateboarding:)

Mayor Alan Arakawa, Government Leaders Helping Make New Skatepark Happen, & Rad Skaters. Thanks for this great pic on instagram: @islandlifeskateboardsmaui.

Mayor Alan Arakawa, Government Leaders Helping Make New Skatepark Happen, & Rad Skaters.
Thanks for this great pic on instagram: @islandlifeskateboardsmaui.

Live One Love (1 John 4:9),
Joshua Marburger

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Challenge the Narrative | North Korea | #LiveOneLove

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Challenge the Narrative | North Korea | #LiveOneLove

So thankful for Stevie Lujan and the way he's encouraging us to challenge the narrative! May we see people in North Korea and all around the world through the Most High's eyes.

Let's examine our hearts as we watch this video for the song "Heartbeat."

Check out Sam P's oneloveskate.org blog about teaching skateboarding in the DPRK here: https://www.oneloveskate.org/journal/2015/11/21/teaching-skateboarding-in-the-dprk

#OneLoveSkate #LiveOneLove #OneLoveToTheNations

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Introducing Honduras 1L Rep | Auburn Flores December / January 1L Update

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Introducing Honduras 1L Rep | Auburn Flores December / January 1L Update

Recent Honduras 1L Mission - Resourcing & Equipping 1L Reps to give away boards and start life groups. #OneLoveSkate

Recent Honduras 1L Mission - Resourcing & Equipping 1L Reps to give away boards and start life groups. #OneLoveSkate

The month of December through the beginning of January has been extremely eventful with 1L Skate outreach. I was able to leave Wyoming and fly out to Maui for a few days and visit with Josh Marburger and his wonderful family. On Maui Josh and I were able to prepare for what was gonna be a super fun trip to the North Shore of Oahu. 

Auburn's December / January 1L Update

Click To Check Out This December / January 1L Update from Auburn

Click To Check Out This December / January 1L Update from Auburn

1L Maui rep Sam Peralta and a local Maui skater, Braden also joined us on this divine trip to Oahu. The first night on Oahu we got to return and stay with pastor Allan in Waipahu at the Bethel Chapel Assembly of God. It was great getting to catch up with him as he shared words of wisdom with us over breakfast. We then got to make a stop at Surfing the Nations campus as the staff toured us around the new constructed building and shared their plans with it. It was a great opportunity to share with some STN staff about the 1L skate outreach’s vision. During this time we met the coolest skateboard/surfer chick, Abby Rogers. She spend the previous days praying that God would bring her something to help equip her, while she has been outreaching to a group of kids at the Banzai skatepark. We were able to bless her with a board and some stickers to give away for her outreach. 

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Sunset Beach Christian Church held the first ever Sonset Fest. Sonset Fest was not only a time of getting to connect with fellow ministries but it was a great time for 1L to share about what we do as a skateboard ministry. There were pro surfers giving their testimonies and sharing how their faith in Jesus keeps them doing what they do. We were honored to speak in front of the entire event about OneLove Skate outreach and share the whole vision. The cool thing about getting to speak was that we opened up for the founder of Hurley clothing, Bob Hurley himself. There were extraordinary people their that we did not expect to be there, but they got to witness to what 1L is all about. 

With all of us there we were able to run a skate event at the nearby Banzai Skatepark. The youth pastor Joey Castorena from Sunset Beach Church and Abby Rogers from Surfing the Nations Oahu were a real asset to the event. They have built relationships at this local skatepark which helped draw positive attention to the skate event and OneLoveSkate. Please pray for both of them as they continue to be a positive presence for the Banzai skatepark. May they bring glory to Jesus on the North Shore through skateboarding. 

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Josh is doing big things with OneLove. I can testify to how hard he works daily with 1L Skate Outreach, while managing to stay on top of his position at Waipuna Chapel on Maui, being a devoted husband, and raising three loving little boys. Please pray for Josh and his family as they continue to grind daily to make 1L grow, and juggling to take on heavy schedules to stay devoted to their community and church at Waipuna Chapel. 

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For the most recent news. As many of you know God called Sam and I to Tegucigalpa, Honduras a few months back. We went with Pastor Janet Betsill from New Hope Maui Church to help equip the staff and leaders of Redenzion Church and on our off time to use 1L skate outreach as a tool to build relationships there and share about Jesus. Redenzion Church is home base for Pastor Jaime and Pastor Zuly Peñalba. Sam has gotten to visit this church and staff for many years now. During our recent time in Honduras we were able to reconnect with someone that Sam met on his past trips to Honduras, Christian Martinez. As soon as I met Christian for myself I right away could sense the Holy Spirit in him. He is 25 years old from the city of Tegucigalpa and he is blessed with many gifts. He is an amazing musician, skateboarder and student. He is always caring for his community and doing outreach with his church at Redenzion. Christian has a huge heart. He has no problem giving up his time to help minister to the people. He is involved with a ministry named Talita Cumi. Where every year they serve 1000’s of people a Christmas meal and share about the birth of Christ and why he died for us. 

Sam P taking #OneLoveToTheNations

Sam P taking #OneLoveToTheNations

During our Honduras trip Christian helped set up a pivotal skateboard event located in downtown Tegucigalpa. He took us to El Obelisco skatepark to run the event. This skatepark was build and put together by the local skaters in the area. It was stunning to see their creativity and their craftsmanship and how much they cared about skateboarding in their community. If you don’t know many South American countries don’t have too many great spots to skateboard. Because of harsh road conditions and so many people. So it was great to see the bond all of the skaters have with each other. They consider themselves a family of skateboarders. In the area where the skatepark is located it is surrounded by a lot of brokenness. Many skaters and people in the area can easily find themselves troubled by drugs, and other heavy influences. Christian has an amazing testimony which we hope he can share with others through 1L skate. 

Getting to witness Christian for myself and to continue to hear good things about Christian from his pastor and others. Through prayer and petition and stepping out in Faith, we can trust that Christian will be an incredible addition to the 1L skateboard staff. One Love Skate would like to introduce our newest member to the team. He will be the new leader for One Love Skate Honduras. As he continues to grow with Jesus, step out in Faith himself, and be the light to his family, friends and community. We can know that God will lead him to be the light and example to others and display what living One Love is all about. So please pray for Christian as he will be growing One Love Skate Outreach in Honduras. That he may be able to disciple others, spark tons of conversations through the use of product giveaways, skate events and life groups. As well, that he may connect with suppliers in his country to be able to print shirts, stickers, and make 1L skateboards more accessible for him. We are excited to see where God leads him and where God continues to take One Love Skate outreach. May we one day be able to giveaway a skateboard once a month at every skatepark in the World. 

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Have a blessed day and LIVE ONE LOVE!

- Auburn Flores

Pray for Auburn as he reps 1L in Wyoming / Colorado area and for Christian as he reps 1L in Honduras. Thanks for helping us resource and equip 1L Reps to giveaway skateboards every month!

Pray for Auburn as he reps 1L in Wyoming / Colorado area and for Christian as he reps 1L in Honduras. Thanks for helping us resource and equip 1L Reps to giveaway skateboards every month!

Pray for #OneLoveSkate Honduras!

Pray for #OneLoveSkate Honduras!

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1L Mission Update | Nicole Marburger | Video & Newsletter

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1L Mission Update | Nicole Marburger | Video & Newsletter

We are thankful for you, 1L fam! We really appreciate all your prayer and financial support as we continue to #LiveOneLove wherever the Lord leads. This month that included: putting on a skate event specifically for kids at the Paia Youth and Cultural Center, sharing the light that casts out the darkness at a middle school “GLOW Night,” starting #OneLoveLegacy discipleship, doing a board give-away in NC, and testifying of His life-changing work through a faith story blog on oneloveskate.org. Here's our monthly mission Newsletter:

Click Here for November Newsletter .pdf

E-mailed Mission Updates

With the big move back to Maui, some were under the impression that the Marburgers were no longer “doing One Love.”  To bring some clarity, it is for the One Love of Jesus that we moved back to Maui!  God opened a full-time pastoral position for Joshua, but we are still “doing” and living One Love here.  It is this very ministry and organization that allows us to live back in Hawaii on the island of Maui.  So please keep us in your prayers!
Thanks if you lift up our weekly prayer requests (No Password Needed):www.oneloveskate.org/specificprayerrequests
And if you feel led to partner with us financially, visit us on our website, or feel free to email me, nicole@oneloveskate.org for more information.  
It is our joy in Jesus to partner with you all to be messengers of the King!

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#OneLoveSkate Birthday Update | Joshua & Nicole Marburger & Fam

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#OneLoveSkate Birthday Update | Joshua & Nicole Marburger & Fam

Birthday update from Joshua Marburger & fam: Since the first Board of Directors Meeting 2 years ago, over 50 People have made 1L Discipleship videos with our 1L Verses & Values used at camps & events... Skateboard ramps were taken out of storage in Shelby, NC and used to share the 1L of Jesus with the community... Also, we have begun training One Love reps around the world through "One Love Skate" 501c3.

Picture from first ever "One Love Skate" 501c3 Board of Directors meeting on November 24, 2015 in Pukalani, Maui. In March of this year, Lahaina Baptist graciously hosted our Board of Directors in their "One Love Room" at Lahaina Baptist Church, and we are so thankful to see the ministry grow as we train #OneLoveSkate soldiers to "Live the One Love of Jesus."

Picture from first ever "One Love Skate" 501c3 Board of Directors meeting on November 24, 2015 in Pukalani, Maui. In March of this year, Lahaina Baptist graciously hosted our Board of Directors in their "One Love Room" at Lahaina Baptist Church, and we are so thankful to see the ministry grow as we train #OneLoveSkate soldiers to "Live the One Love of Jesus."

Check out the latest "Monday 3" to support us with your prayers. Thanks for helping us live the 1L with your prayers & finances!

Connect to find out how you can join the mission. #LiveOneLove
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#OneLoveSkate Saturday Happenings | 40 Second Drone Video | Paia, Maui

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#OneLoveSkate Saturday Happenings | 40 Second Drone Video | Paia, Maui

Sam of One Love, & Lo from Paia Youth & Cultural Center, pictured here bringing the fun & keeping track of points as students played "Simons Says, Skate!"

Sam of One Love, & Lo from Paia Youth & Cultural Center, pictured here bringing the fun & keeping track of points as students played "Simons Says, Skate!"

↑ Know the Love.  ↓ Be the Love. Nerf darts flew around the stone waves as an army of students worked to capture the flag (a One Love Skate hat) from their friends. Students and staff from Paia Youth and Cultural Center were stoked as Sam Peralta and Joshua Marburger repped the 1L by helping lead a #OneLoveSkate event in Paia last Saturday.

Drone footage from our friend Nilson shows some of the fun as students enjoyed games of "s-k-8," "Simon Says, Skate!," & a "Nerf Blast War." A "One Love Anthem," from rapper Aaron Beasley, played over a speaker as the message of One Love transformed the Saturday morning atmosphere for about 30 skater kids.

"Can we just put aside our indifference? We can do more than separate. There is so much more to existence... all we need is One Love."-Aaron Beasley, One Love Anthem
Stoked by all who are sharing One Love with their family & friends! Thanks for this post @HeyMariah

Stoked by all who are sharing One Love with their family & friends!
Thanks for this post @HeyMariah

One Love Skate exists to be a positive presence in the skate community, and we are working to see One Love Reps trained to #LiveOneLove by leading weekly life groups and monthly skateboard giveaways at all 5 skateparks here in Maui, Hawaii.

Whether you skateboard or not, we want to help you rep the 1L using whatever you have been created to enjoy. Leiana Kepa, of the band Leileiana, shares about how she lives the One Love through music as part of our leader training on OneLoveSkate.org.

Connect with us on oneloveskate.org to learn more about being discipled through our leader training: https://www.oneloveskate.org/leadertraining to #LiveOneLove in your community!

We can't do this mission alone!  Interested in joining the mission?
Connect on oneloveskate.org to find out more.

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Callings: My 1L Faith Story | Nicole Haunani Marburger

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Callings: My 1L Faith Story | Nicole Haunani Marburger

At fourteen, I knew there was more to life than what my day-to-day looked like. I felt broken inside, and I desperately wanted things to feel “right.”

If you could be any vegetable, what would it be and why? That question, and the answer of a friend of mine, got me thinking about life in a whole new way. I know it sounds a bit wonky, but sometimes metaphors have a way of hitting me in ways that go far deeper than general conversation. My friend compared herself to a head of lettuce. Lettuce! She said that lettuce could continually have its top cut off and keep growing back. My mind was spinning. That’s me! I feel I’ve been cut off and cut down to my stump in the garden of life, but here I am! By God’s grace, I’m still here and still growing. Thank you, lettuce!

Growing up, I was your general go-with-the-flow kind of kid. I didn’t have any other choice, really.

Sundays were family beach days growing up.  I’ve got a ton of fond memories splashing, swimming, and soaking up the sun!

Sundays were family beach days growing up.  I’ve got a ton of fond memories splashing, swimming, and soaking up the sun!

The oldest and only girl with two younger brothers meant that at the young age of five, I was propelled into a world of responsibility when my parents separated. I grew up knowing I was loved, but brokenness still took its effect in my life. I lived moment by moment. I didn’t really have a sense of peace and childlike buoyancy like my peers around me. It wasn’t until God got a hold of my heart that my life had any sense of purpose. At fourteen, I knew there was more to life than what my day-to-day looked like. I felt broken inside, and I desperately wanted things to feel “right.” I had a good friend and neighbor at the time that kept inviting me to summer camp, and that particular summer I finally agreed.

This is a picture a friend snapped of me at Camp Keanae right outside the big meeting tent overlooking my cabin (to the left) the summer of 2001 when my life changed.

This is a picture a friend snapped of me at Camp Keanae right outside the big meeting tent overlooking my cabin (to the left) the summer of 2001 when my life changed.

Long story made short, God used Colossians 3:2 to still the unrest in my heart and introduce me to His perfect peace. It says, “Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things.” Boom. There it was. My mind was the battlefield. God set me free by opening my mind to Him and things above, things beyond this earth. I remember praying something like this, “God, I know you’re in control of everything. So, why wouldn’t I give my life to you?!” That was that start of my life-changing belief in Jesus Christ.

Fast-forward a handful of years and I said, “Yes!” to God at a Missions Conference in college. It was a “Yes!” to whatever He had in store for my life. I didn’t know all the details, but I had a peace and clarity from the Lord that He was leading me in the direction of missions—working wholeheartedly for Him regardless of the specific vocation. Amidst all the options ahead and around me as a college junior, I just knew in my soul that He had it all under control.

…looks to outsiders like this crazy life-on-the-edge type of adventure. I was down with that. We’d live missionally together. He was called to ministry and I was called to serve alongside him.

Within that year, I had met, got engaged, and then married my awesome Joshua Michael. I was in the process of applying for a 2 year international mission service when God reminded me that my “Yes!” was to His plans and not my own. I was pursuing becoming a missionary, but God had marriage in mind (first, anyway). I was a bit like mental and emotional whiplash, but I was excited! My husband oozes the joy of Jesus and lives out his faith in a way that looks to outsiders like this crazy life-on-the-edge type of adventure. I was down with that. We’d live missionally together. He was called to ministry and I was called to serve alongside him.

Graduation, the “jump,” & marriage in 2008!  WooHoo!!!

Graduation, the “jump,” & marriage in 2008!  WooHoo!!!

About six years into our life in ministry together, we had gone from two jobs and no kids, to one job and two kids. We loved living with the mission of making Jesus known through the way we lived our lives; however, there was a holy discontent in our souls. Around that time, Joshua felt compelled to step away from his pastoral position and to put all his efforts and energy into a vision God had given him in college. We moved from Maui to NC to stabilize and better establish One Love Skate 501c3. It was an intense time of trusting the Lord when feeling like we were walking blind. About two months into the move, we were invited as One Love (1L) missionaries to speak to a youth group at a Disciple Now for Element Church in Forest City, NC.

So thankful my husband listens to Jesus and encouraged me to share my story at Element Church in March 2016.

So thankful my husband listens to Jesus and encouraged me to share my story at Element Church in March 2016.

I distinctly remember a moment during worship through music where I tangibly felt the peace of God wash over me. It was like He was confirming in my spirit that I was right where He wanted me to be. I had said, “Yes!” and I was living out that “Yes!” It was like a divine hug from the Lord reassuring me that He had it all planned out; I didn’t need to keep freaking out. It was that same peace and clarity I felt when I said “Yes!” all those years ago. I loved talking to people about Jesus. He reminded me of that in that moment. I had let years of ministry work cloud my memory of that. I loved it! I was called to ministry and I had already said “Yes!” I just need that reminder.

God constantly reminds me to “Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things.” His ways and His peace are life. I’m called to share that.

I love how God works everything out for the good of those who are called according to His purpose! I was called to salvation at 14, called to missions at 20, and then reminded of my call to ministry at 29. Man, what a ride! Ephesians 2 talks about being dead in our sins, being made alive in Christ, and being His workmanship. That is my story. I am His workmanship, created in Christ to do the work He prepared for me in advance. Those works include being a missionary with 1L where we use the tools and opportunities God gives us to show people true love, God’s one love in Christ. Part of our mission is to walk with people on their journey to saying “Yes!” to God.

1L seeks to be a positive presence at skate parks to point people to Jesus, and we are thankful to partner with the County of Maui for family friendly skate events.

1L seeks to be a positive presence at skate parks to point people to Jesus, and we are thankful to partner with the County of Maui for family friendly skate events.

1L is a dynamic discipleship and evangelistic ministry dedicated to sharing the one love of Jesus outside the walls of church buildings by partnering with people, churches, and organizations. God constantly reminds me to “Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things.” His ways and His peace are life. I’m called to share that. In this word, we will have trouble—we will feel cut down and left stumpy, but Christ-followers have hope. He who is in us (Jesus!) is greater that he who is in the world. Like a head of lettuce, pieces of me have been done away with, but with Jesus at my core, I still have life—a life better than one I could have drummed up in my mind for myself. The love of Jesus created me and it sustains me; Jesus is my core. Just like lettuce, as long as I still have my core, I’ll keep growing.

Here’s a recent’ish picture of our growing family.

Here’s a recent’ish picture of our growing family.

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No Power, Busy Signals, & Inspiration to #LiveOneLove

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No Power, Busy Signals, & Inspiration to #LiveOneLove

     Yesterday, our family felt like we were “living in an Amish Paradise” as most of our island was without power courtesy of an intense, late-night thunderstorm. The storm changed the daily plans of many as it took down power lines and damaged electrical equipment all over our 48 mile wide and 26 mile long island. 

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Preschool and Kindergarten were canceled for the day, and Nicole and I learned new lessons about the 1L through the change in power and a busy signal.

No school for our oldest two boys meant our Tuesday “plates” were extra full as Nicole and I were "blessed" with juggling our one passion to make Jesus’ love known in every nation, two jobs, and all three kiddos. Plus, this is the week of our big move to a new house with a friend, so the power going out created a unique opportunity for stress to sneak in. 


Since marriage in May of 2008, Nicole and I are learning that stress tends to snowball… Once in an intense season of stress, I (Joshua) was distracted, left my wallet on top of my car and drove away. This led to my wallet being lost, my credit card being stolen, and the new responsibilities of filing a police report, getting a new driver’s license, etc. 

We try not to make the same mistake twice of letting stress snowball, but we are definitely works in progress and do not always respond as we should. 

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With no power, our cell phones did not function normally, and we heard something that we had not regularly heard since the 90’s—a busy signal. 

   Before mobile phones, before call-waiting, many of us remember the dreaded “busy signal.” This meant the person you were trying to reach was engaged with another call and therefore could not be reached. This busy signal was a staple in society showing the very reasonable truth that if a person is engaged in a call, one must wait to engage in another call until the current call is complete. 

Nicole #OnMission helping students answer the call to #LiveOneLove

Nicole #OnMission helping students answer the call to #LiveOneLove

      However, soon someone created “Call Waiting” notifying those on a call that someone else was trying to “get through.” This presented phone users with the decision either to temporarily ignore the incoming call or temporarily ignore the current call to see what awaited on the other line. Decisions, decisions—and this new notification feature soon affected how we treat people in many settings and communication platforms. Who is priority? Who should I ignore? What call should I take? The options created business of constant notifications and constant decisions that can quickly leave us so busy and interrupted that we can lack the ability to engage in productive relationships and satisfying completion of “jobs well done.” 

Calls come at us every day via our phones, but the artist Propaganda points out that calls without electronic notifications may seem less urgent but are more important. He states: “Scroll through your brain's iPhone and unopened emails… How many of my daughters hugs did I not reply to?” We all receive calls, and we all are busy with work to do and tasks to engage in, but what calls are most important? Sending the “Busy Signal” can make us miss the One thing we are all created to live for—relationships. 

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Disclaimer — I am A.D.D. with “to-do” post-it notes incessantly raining from the cieling of my mind, and at times multi-tasking can be my most productive method of operation… Like playing drums with all of my appendages, I like to have multiple “irons in the fire”; nevertheless, I am learning that when I send my family and friends the “BUSY SIGNAL” they can’t get through, and I need to be careful not to display a busy signal too often.

I heard a joke recently from a friend:

“How many people with A.D.D. does it take to change a light bulb?” “Want to go ride a bike?”      --- You’re welcome:) 

My brother, a Pastor in North Carolina regularly preaches that: “I don’t have time and I don’t have money are not statements of fact but statements of value.” My Grandma Kay used to say: “We do what we want to do.” Monday morning, after a week and weekend packed with tasks, I made time to load up an old surf board in our van, and I was full of hope and anticipation because I saw white-water (notifying me of waves) while driving my sons to school. I had a board, the winds were light, and I discovered that the North shore had waves that were 5-7 Feet (Hawaiian Style).

After dropping off our older kids at school, I set out to drop in on some big waves by paddling my way out in to the lineup. My heart pounded as powerful displays of liquid, glassy energy started to roar over the shallow reef. I was full of respect for the ocean as these waves had the potential to take away breath and take away life if not responded to properly. Long-story short, I got worked by the ocean and barely scraped over the first of three abnormally huge waves and duck-dove the next two before deciding my session was done for the day. My desire to surf that day almost died when I experienced the power of the life-threatening conditions. Yet, this week the truth of God’s Word came alive to me in a fresh way in Isaiah 41:10 - “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” 

Today, all of us our facing circumstances more life-altering than huge waves in the ocean. May we not let urgent notifications and incoming calls distract us from the primary priorities of (arrow-up) loving God and (arrow-down) loving people. 

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Our life groups at Waipuna Chapel are full of amazing people from many walks of life. We have young adults, adults, grandparents, parents, and people with no kids—all with the gamut of life-experiences and different upbringings learning together and engaging with the truths of God’s Word week after week. Last night some good friends with more life experience than many of us in the group talked about what it means for them to rest in a right relationship with Jesus. The group had talked about how the love and justice of God was satisfied on the cross; however, when this couple shared how this truth looks in their lives practically, we saw how God’s love has guided them and will continue to guide all of us. This led to an amazing time of singing and prayer.

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Let’s not miss that powerful call to receive the 1L of Jesus today. May we die to ourselves and find rest in the life Jesus invites us to through a right relationship with God. God has called us to Himself and invited us to call to Him so He will answer us. “Seek the LORD while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near” (Isaiah 55:6).

 His incredibly powerful—world-shaping & thunder-making—self. We are invited to be His beloved children and He promises to be with us. 

We are called to live loved. When we know God’s love then we are able to be His love. 

"One love sighting at work...points to a power and communications source!" -Rod "MPact" Harrell

"One love sighting at work...points to a power and communications source!"
-Rod "MPact" Harrell

A friend of mine recently shared a unique “1L Sighting" with me--a picture at work that looked like the arrow up, arrow down “Know the Love; Be the Love” logo. He said it pointed to a POWER and COMMUNICATIONS source. The picture he shared is why I was encouraged to write this blog today. May we all be pointed to the power of God available to us because of the 1L of Jesus and communicate with God by prayer & downloading His Word. We have an opportunity to trust in His perfect power that will never fail if we will simply #SeekTheMostHigh.


God’s power far exceeds any thunderstorm or movement of the ocean. His love is never too busy for us. His love invites us to true life. May we all experience His One Love today. 
- Joshua Marburger

Sam & Joshua sharing what it means to #LiveOneLove with a group of students.

Sam & Joshua sharing what it means to #LiveOneLove with a group of students.

Please connect with us on oneloveskate.org if we can support you in your journey to #LiveOneLove

 

Check out Nicole's October 1L Mission Update to Learn More.

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