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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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Fear And Faith: Crazy Transitions Of Marriage, Multiplying, & Ministry by Joshua & Nicole Marburger

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Fear And Faith: Crazy Transitions Of Marriage, Multiplying, & Ministry by Joshua & Nicole Marburger

If you have ever stood on top of a huge ramp or paddled in to a huge wave and chose to “drop in,” you know that transitions can sometimes be fun and sometimes be painful...

Recently, a friend of ours, Joshua Knipple, asked us to write about "Fear And Faith" for his new book. This process was great for us as we continue to work on our #LiveOneLove book. We came up with this Fear & Faith by Joshua and Nicole Marburger.pdf which we are also posting on this blog. View Fear & Faith File: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwPBYk1RLn-HdXljc2EzOUxZYmM/view?usp=sharing

 

About:
Joshua Marburger is a Pastor in Hawaii and Founder of the international discipleship ministry “One Love Skate” 501c3. He and his wife, Nicole, have been enjoying the ride together since meeting at North Greenville University in 2007 where they were first resourced and equipped to be “shoulder to shoulder with soldiers for the Kingdom.” They now have three boys and enjoy serving, speaking, and writing to help many experience the One Love of Jesus (1L). They work hard to provide resources to help as many people as possible #LiveOneLove as a positive presence in their communities through Life Groups and Discipleship.

Joshua & Nicole’s prayer and passion in life is to help resource and equip
disciples (1L Reps) to lead life groups at every skatepark in the world.

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Connect with us to join the mission:
https://www.oneloveskate.org/contact/

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Life Over Death | #LiveOneLove Nugs from Josh Knipple

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Life Over Death | #LiveOneLove Nugs from Josh Knipple

"Where there was death, You brought life, Lord. Where there was fear, You brought courage.
When I was afraid, You were with me..." -God With Us, by Jesus Culture

Jesse George, 5-0 from Life Over Death video edit https://vimeo.com/25160166

Jesse George, 5-0 from Life Over Death video edit https://vimeo.com/25160166

I asked my good friend, Josh Knipple, to write a guest blog for us. Josh made our original 1L skate decks seen in this video Nicole made years ago. Later he helped make close to 40 1L  decks that we have been able to give away all around the world.

He also brought a team from Pennsylvania & partnered with us for #OneLoveSkate at Hope Chapel Maui with Francis Chan in June 2013.

#OneLoveSkate at Hope Chapel Maui with Jenn Marburger, Sherra Estes, Francis Chan, Josh Knipple, Joshua Marburger, & Sam Peralta.

#OneLoveSkate at Hope Chapel Maui with Jenn Marburger, Sherra Estes, Francis Chan, Josh Knipple, Joshua Marburger, & Sam Peralta.

We trust that as you read this blog from Josh Knipple, you will be encouraged to #LiveOneLove with a fresh perspective and imagine creative ways to be a positive presence in your community.
Enjoy. -Joshua Marburger 

                If you had told me all the different ways God was going to do ten years ago I wouldn't have believed you and that you were making it all up.  If you had told me I would get to travel the entire country, or have the only indoor skatepark within two hours given to us by an athiest I would have laughed at you.  If you had said that we would be able to reach thousands with the name of Christ, no way.  But that is how God works and does things and for some reason he chose to use my life as part of it.   John 10:10 says, "I have come that you might have life, life to the full."

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                  So I want to share with you the history of Life Over Death skatepark and Crucified Ministries, and when I say the history of it I actually mean His story because that is what it is.  It was the summer of 2006, I had just finished at Liberty University with a degree in youth ministry.  I had an internship at a local church, I was engaged and I thought everything in my life was falling into place according to the American dream.  Then within a 2 week span, everything collapsed.  My fiancee and I decided it was not the right decision for us to be making and the church decided to hire someone else one day after telling me the job was mine.  So I went through a time of complete questioning everything.  "God, Why?"  Also during that time I went back to working at the job i had always known at the local snowboard shop.   Here I am questioning everything and seeing kids come into the shop day after day.  Not to long after that God started working on my heart saying. "this is exactly why you didn't get that job at the church.  I didn't create you for safe ministry inside church walls, I created you for outreach.  These kids right in front of you who aren't in church anywhere." 

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                  I had no clue what that would look like but I knew God was calling.  I tried every excuse I could come up with, "God, I am not a good speaker, God, I can't skate,  God, you must have the wrong person."  He just kept saying, "Josh, I thought you said you were willing."  So that following Tuesday I started going to the local outdoor park with hot dogs, water, and a few others to help me.  I had no clue what was in store.  To be honest, the first few weeks were rough, most the guys there tried to get us kicked out.  Yet God kept saying to press on.  In that first summer we went from 5 kids to over 20 kids.  Skateparks around here shutdown in August, so we started praying or a place.  Within 2 weeks a friend of mine called saying, "my dad heard you were getting kids off the streets and he has a warehouse that you can use if you want."  I was blown away, God was coming through in ways I couldn't have imagined but the building is only the tip of the iceberg.   As we went to see the building we pulled into the lot of a casket warehouse company, kinda creepy.  We went around the back of the building to find out the warehouse we would be using was the second story and he would be selling coffins on the first floor.  Oh, and by the way he went on to tell us he is an atheist.  All I could do was laugh at God's sense of humor in that moment.  So as we talked we decided we wanted to call the park "Life Over Death."  The idea was that we would be sharing life through Christ on the second story as he would be selling death on the first. 

                  Out of me seeing my dreams and plans die, God showed me what abundant life could look like.  I was broken going back to my old job, and God was saying this is only the beginning.  I was at a hopeless spot in my life crying out "Why" and God was saying Trust Me and you will bring hope to others.

                  Every Tuesday night for over ten years the skatepark grew and multiplied, hot dogs got consumed, ramps got built as funding came in, and Christ was shared.  Out of the skatepark, other ministries have been started, a traveling skate team was formed that went all over the country ministering to thousands along the way.  Also out of the skatepark a church was born transforming the city of Johnstown and reaching the homeless and outcasts.  Out of death, came life.  Life Over Death's History is truly HIS STORY.        

                  P.S. Those same guys who originally tried to kill the ministry at the start are now all believers leading a local snowboard ministry themselves.

Sam Peralta ollie at a #OneLoveSkate event w/Josh Knipple being a supportive "butt head." :) Full Story Here:  http://oneloveskateoutreach.blogspot.com/2013/06/one-love-skate-vertical.html

Sam Peralta ollie at a #OneLoveSkate event w/Josh Knipple being a supportive "butt head." :)
Full Story Here: http://oneloveskateoutreach.blogspot.com/2013/06/one-love-skate-vertical.html

Connect with us on oneloveskate.org if you think 1L #LifeGroups would be a blessing in your community. #LiveOneLove #OneLoveSkate

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Big Transitions, Brody's Talk On The Container, & What's Next...

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Big Transitions, Brody's Talk On The Container, & What's Next...

Stoked to be back on Maui & back at Keopuolani Skatepark last Wednesday. So fun to skate & hang with Sam P., Paul, & some skaters who have been part of 1L events in the past.

Stoked to be back on Maui & back at Keopuolani Skatepark last Wednesday. So fun to skate & hang with Sam P., Paul, & some skaters who have been part of 1L events in the past.

Through big transitions, we are continuing to live out the Most High's call "Shoulder-to-shoulder with soldiers for God's Kingdom" to serve as 1L Missionaries everywhere we go, & we can't do it without your prayer support!

Joshua is enjoying serving full-time as Life Groups & Discipleship Pastor at Waipuna Chapel as Nicole is enjoying new roles with One Love, and more than ever we need you to keep helping us with your prayers (2 Corinthians 1:11).

Joshua is enjoying serving full-time as Life Groups & Discipleship Pastor at Waipuna Chapel as Nicole is enjoying new roles with One Love, and more than ever we need you to keep helping us with your prayers (2 Corinthians 1:11).

Thanks those of you who lift up the Monday 3 each week. We appreciate your prayer support more than you know!

This month we removed the password to make these prayer requests more accessible:

 https://www.oneloveskate.org/specificprayerrequests

Click Here To Read The Most Recent "Monday 3"

Nicole@OneLoveSkate.org

Nicole has been working hard with her new roles "communicating, connecting, & creating" w/ One Love Skate 501(c)(3). 

If you missed Nicole communicating at Unashamed camp last summer, here's a link from Unashamed Hawaii: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyhM-rS-p10

 

Last Wednesday. #stoked @brodythebroskater & MPact #WhatIsOneLove #LiveOneLove #OneLoveSkate

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Brody & "Mpact" Talk On Container Last Week

Dub, one of the bikers working security last Wednesday, sent this picture featured on @oneloveskateoutreach instagram of Brody (from Shelby) & Rodney (from Philly) sharin' the 1L of Jesus w/Shelby, NC community.

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Upcoming events

"Life-change happens in life groups," and we pray that this year we can train 1L Reps w/our "1L Leader Training" at all 5 Maui skateparks to rep the 1L of Jesus & help skaters "live through Him" (1 John 4:9).

Password: "liveonelove"

- Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming event at Paia skatepark with Sam P!

Connect: oneloveskate.org/contact

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Video - Marburger Fam Intro at Waipuna Chapel & Prayer in all 3 Weekend Services

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Video - Marburger Fam Intro at Waipuna Chapel & Prayer in all 3 Weekend Services

Yesterday, Waipuna Chapel graciously welcomed our Marburger family! What a blessing to be prayed for in all three services last weekend! Joshua is the new "Associate Pastor of Life Groups & Discipleship," and we will also continue to serve full time as missionaries through "One Love Skate" 501(c)(3).

Let's join with Waipuna Chapel in prayer for housing Upcountry by the end of September.  We are praying we can purchase a house close to the church and big enough for our family of 5. We also pray our house will be able to host missionaries and people in our monthly support team who come to visit and join us in ministry.

Thanks those of you who lift up the Monday 3 each week. We appreciate your prayer support more than you know, and we removed the password for this month's prayer requests to make them more accessible: https://www.oneloveskate.org/specificprayerrequests

#LiveOneLove (1Jn4:9),
Joshua & Nicole
Caleb, Paul, & Silas

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Call to Move | Experience 1L Day Video (8/13/17)

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Call to Move | Experience 1L Day Video (8/13/17)

As Joshua and Nicole (and all of us) transition, we rest knowing: "What is over our heads is under God's feet." As Isaiah 55 explains, God's ways truly are higher than our ways.

Last Sunday was "Experience 1L Day" at Hope Community Church, and Joshua shared that he recently accepted a position as Associate Pastor at Waipuna Chapel back in Maui, Hawaii.

After both services and baptisms Sunday, we took this picture in front of the "What's One Love? Sign.  Thankful skaters from the community joined us for the service along with other special guests!

After both services and baptisms Sunday, we took this picture in front of the "What's One Love? Sign.

Thankful skaters from the community joined us for the service along with other special guests!

Please pray for grace for the Marburger move:
- Family transition to Maui
- Nicole's new missionary roles with One Love Skate (501c3):  Communicating, Connecting, & Creating
- Ministry of Waipuna Chapel
 - Great relationships with staff, lots of spiritual fruit through life groups / Waipuna's services, plus revival on Maui as Joshua serves as Associate Pastor of Life Groups and Discipleship
- Marburgers continue full-time work with One Love Skate, and Joshua's yearly month of unpaid leave (plus additional vacation time) from Waipuna to pursue 1L ministry opps
- 1L Reps to be Discipled, Resourced, & Equipped at all 5 skateparks in Maui this year as we partner with people, churches, and organizations

Last Sunday, during the services at Hope Community we saw people stand up and commit to share the 1L of Jesus this week.

We also celebrated a profession of faith, three baptisms, and people called to ministry.

[God] reveals that He is El Elyon, God Most High… the only true God. He is the only God who can save. He is the only God who created the entire world. He is the only God that can really satisfy a human’s longing for a relationship with God. He is certainly the only One who can save us from our sin.
— Dr. Pete Wilbanks, from Experience 1L Day

About 11 Minutes in to last Sunday's message, Dr. Wilbanks, from North Greenville University, shares about "El Elyon" and mentions the One Love #SeekTheMostHigh Devotional from Hope Community Church. 
Download Devotional by clicking here: https://www.oneloveskate.org/s/To-Print-HCC-One-Love-Devotional.pdf

Baptisms and more sermon videos can be viewed on Hope Community Church's Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClxe93esfa198qJwOqHnpEA

Audio file of "Experience 1L Day" may be downloaded here: https://soundcloud.com/hope-community-audio/one-love-day

Chandler Young, on the left, has been a huge blessing to One Love Skate & One Love Basketball, and he completed his internship last Sunday with a special prayer time during the service led by Pastor Jeff Marburger. Chandler has taught us how important it is to be #ShoulderToShoulder encouraging each other as we work together to take #OneLoveToTheNations. He also regularly beat Jeff in ping-pong.  Chandler plans to continue leading One Love Basketball in Mars Hill, North Carolina as he completes his Senior Year of College and serves at his church. Keep up the great work, Chandler!   https://www.whatisonelove.com/home/2017/7/17/chandler-1l-core-values

Chandler Young, on the left, has been a huge blessing to One Love Skate & One Love Basketball, and he completed his internship last Sunday with a special prayer time during the service led by Pastor Jeff Marburger. Chandler has taught us how important it is to be #ShoulderToShoulder encouraging each other as we work together to take #OneLoveToTheNations. He also regularly beat Jeff in ping-pong.

Chandler plans to continue leading One Love Basketball in Mars Hill, North Carolina as he completes his Senior Year of College and serves at his church. Keep up the great work, Chandler!
 https://www.whatisonelove.com/home/2017/7/17/chandler-1l-core-values

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