Josh & Nicole and their two boys (baby 3 is on the way) made a big move from Hawaii to North Carolina in December to get One Love Skate rolling more. Nicole recently had a great trip to Hawaii that included sharing One Love through speaking engagements on Oahu with the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention, and Maui by speaking at Lahaina Baptist Church, Pukalani Baptist Church, & UNASHAMED at Waipuna Chapel. Josh & Nic are greatly enjoying many recent ministry opportunities at Hope Community Church and Putnam Baptist Church.
Here's an update about some new One Love products as well as a financial update.
We are thankful to see the ministry of 1L growing as the message is going! #sightings
One Love Skate is a mission that is supported through donations and sales.
We received our tax-exempt status in December; the Board of Directors began paying Josh in February to do One Love Skate full-time (though it has been a big pay cut for Josh, it frees him to focus on this calling on his life); and recently we have attained some great financial help to make donations and sales faster and more efficient.
Four big financial helps we are celebrating recently:
- An organization in North Carolina that does Tax Consulting, Accounting / Book-Keeping, Payroll, & Financial Counseling filed our 2015 Tax Forms. They are part of the National Association Of Enrolled Agents & National Association Of Tax Professionals, they showed us how to sell legally, and they are helping us with taxes and payroll.
- A Licensed CPA is volunteering her time to help us with book-keeping and finances.
- The "Donate" button on our website allows us to receive money efficiently, and lets us keep orderly records for paying taxes and completing all transactions legally.
- 75 of the 225 New 1L Decks we ordered in February came in a couple weeks ago, and selling these and other 1L products will help generate some revenue.
We are so thankful for everyone who contributes their time, skills, and finances to One Love Skate, and we are stoked to finally see One Love rolling more by letting people purchase products at HiTech, Blazer Skateshop, Lahaina Baptist, Element Church, and Hope Community Church. Hopefully, more places will start carrying One Love products soon as well!
Furthermore, the ability to receive donations through OneLoveSkate.org (instead of just checks to our PO Box) is a big help to "the rolling of 1L" as well! Please Contact Us if you have any questions about making a tax-deductible donation to One Love Skate. To operate One Love Skate, we have the goal of seeing $3,000 more per month regularly coming in. This is to do more than just support Josh & Nicole's ministry---An additional, regular $3,000 per month will help us resource and equip skate missionaries at more skateparks in Hawaii and around the world as well as developing more culture-shaping products to influence attitudes about the One Love of Jesus.
Coming Soon: In addition to One Love on Wednesday nights at Hope, we have three Youth speaking opportunities from now until June 5 that include Hope Community Church, Putnam Baptist Church and Vision Church. Also, this coming Saturday Josh is headed to Nashville, Tennessee to meet with the Extreme Tour guys about possibly partnering with One Love on their East Coast 2016 Tour from June 24-September 28.
Just today, we also finalized some details of a formal partnership with the youth of Putnam Baptist Church to do One Love interviews several different Wednesday's in the community this summer. Hopefully, you'll hear more about that in the near future! Thanks for covering all this in your prayers.
Please keep Sam Peralta in prayer as well as he prepares for an international trip to Honduras. #OneLoveToTheNations
Those of you who read this, thanks for staying updated with One Love Skate! Please help us spread the word about One Love Skate’s products & giving options. Thanks everyone who helps us #LiveOneLove and take the 1L of Jesus to the nations!
Here's a 1L #Sightings in London for the road! :)