1L SPECIFIC PRAYER REQUESTS - October 2017
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10/30/17 - Joshua #Monday3 | Marburger Fam, 1L NC, & 501c3.
1L Missionary Prayer Update
Joshua here, and I want to thank you for your prayers and encouragement! Our family moved last Thursday night to a house we are renting with a friend as we continue to pursue a place to purchase. We did a flexible 6 month lease until April. Nicole has been busting out some great 1L work, but her main work has been caring for our active family of 5. She's truly a woman of amazing character, and we know God has moved us back to her birthplace on Maui for an important work. As we see God provide again and again, we are overwhelmed both with His amazing grace & our sleep deprivation :)
I wrote out these prayers just to make sure and cover today's Monday 3, but feel free to read and pray along or not. Please pray however the Most High leads you. Thanks so much, Prayer Warriors!
Here are the Monday 3:
1.) Marburger Fam - God, thank You for our family having the privilege of serving full-time at Waipuna with Joshua as Life Groups Pastor & our whole family as active members. Thank You for letting us enjoy the missional focus of Waipuna's staff & members. Please give us wisdom as we work #ShoulderToShoulder with Waipuna to reach the 30,000 within 15 minutes of our church building. Guide and lead our fam and our church as we journey "in a growing relationship with You, Jesus, by loving God, loving others, & serving the world." Thank you for all we are learning form Pastor Shaun Waite, and we ask You to continue to bless His life, doctrine, marriage, family, and free time. Thank You for this fit greater than we could ask for or imagine at Waipuna, and please help our family and friends come to know You as we live with them here on Maui in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
2.) #OneLoveSkate in NC - God, Thank you for You mighty movement in North Carolina with Putnam Baptist, Element Church, and Hope Community Church in the last ten years. Thank You for the catalytic, incubator that Hope Community Church has been to One Love Skate. Thank You that You equip us when You call us, and You gave us skateboard ramps in storage to use in order to reach skaters with Your One Love. Thank You for the work Mark & Brody & Rodney & The Bikers & John Taylor & Kenny & many others are doing to reach skaters and help many experience Your 1L. Please continue to guide your workers and provide for them and transform the community with amazing unity to Your Glory in NC.
3.) Vision For One Love Skate 501c3 - God, thank You for the call You have given Nicole and me to minister as 1L Missionaries. Please give us Your 20-20 vision for the year 2020 coming soon. Thank You for Sam P. and the Wright Family of Lahaina Baptist Church and other 1L Reps doing more and more to minister to skaters in Hawaii. Thank You for our financial partners that help make the ministry happen. God, we pray for Life Groups and Discipleship at every skatepark in Maui, in Hawaii. We pray for Life Groups and Discipleship at every skatepark in the world. LORD. Thank You for this, LORD. One Love Skate 501c3 is an important part of that taking place, and we lay it all at Your feet. God, grow Sam P. and use him mightily as one of the main leaders of One Love Skate. LORD, I pray for Nicole and me to always be 1L missionaries (maybe through whatisonelove.com or another mission organization...) We pray to always develop discipleship and evangelism resources, speak abroad, and always serve alongside local churches "shoulder-to-shoulder with soldiers for God's Kingdom." Thank You for Your Vision and provision. Please take care of the details. To close, God, we pray that you would be in all the logistics and background details that need to run smoothly to support the ministry and outreach of One Love Skate. It's in Jesus' Name we pray, amen."
In the 1L of Jesus (1 John 4:9),
Joshua (& Nicole)
10/23/17 - Nicole Monday 3 - Partnerships, Putnam Videos, & Pilgrims
Partnerships – UHMC with YWAM – Lord, you are good! You open doors no one can close, and you close stores no one can open. Thank you for the work you were doing at University of Hawaii Maui campus & the partnership that's developing with Youth With A Mission. We give you the plans for Wednesday's 1L conversations on campus. Bring the students that need to hear your truth. Your truth is the only truth that sets people free. Empower and direct your 1L representatives as they have conversations, & lead those conversations into things of eternal significance.
Putnam's "1L Legacy videos"– Curriculum Development – Lord, you are the best teacher. You weave incredible stories through our lives to teach us and others more about you. We pray for Jim Barr as he leads his connection group to record their testimonies as lessons that will outlive all of us. Your legacy will live on. Help us to do our best to remember and be encouraged by the lives of others.
Pilgrims – the Marburger's – God, thank you for continuing to provide housing for the Marburger five. We pray for smooth transitions and grace in communication as they move in with a friend at the end of the week. Thank you for the reminder that "pilgrims travel light." Help them to keep an eternal perspective as they stay on your journey & enjoy the ride.
10/16/17 - Monday 3 - 1L Mission, 1L Missionaries, & the Marburger Fam
We are enjoying having my mom and dad here from North Carolina spending time with our family, getting to know our church, and enjoying the the beautiful island and people of Maui. Today, we traveled to Keanae and enjoyed time at the camp where Nicole first experienced the One Love of Jesus in High School. Time in Keanae brought back memories from 7 years of youth camps partnering with different churches and time that included our sister, Jenn, meeting her husband, Jeff Robinson.
Last week we had a great time partnering with Nick Love, Sam Peralta, Heidi Marburger and others to share the 1L at Keopuolani Skatepark. We are working to equip 1L Reps to lead monthly events and weekly life groups at all 5 skateparks here on Maui. So far, we are active at the Kahului Skatepark, we are partnering with Lahaina Baptist to reach the Lahaina Skatepark, and we do events twice a year at the Kihei Skatepark. We heard great reports about #OneLoveSkate in Shelby, NC, and Joshua shared the 1L Anthem at Waipuna Chapel. We are continuing to work and pray for revival on Maui and in skateparks around the world as stay on the grind with oneloveskate.org.
Thanks for lifting up the Monday 3:
1.) The Mission! - Keopuolani Skatepark - Jesus, we pray for more skaters at Keopuolani skatepark to know Your love. We pray that the work you are doing at Keo will be catalytic to training One Love Reps to be a blessing at all 5 skateparks here on Maui. We also pray for the ministry of Awana at Pukalani Baptist to be influential in many families experiencing Your One Love, God.
2.) Missionaries - God, thank you that you brought Nick Love last week to partner with Sam & Joshua to live Your love at Keo skatepark by giving away a skateboard after hosting a fun event with music and prizes. Thank You for the partnership with "Youth With A Mission" at University of Hawaii to learn and live the 1L values, and we pray for more students from the college to be impacted by this study... Please continue to provide 1L Reps for all skateparks on Maui, in Hawaii, & all around the world.
3.) Marburger Family - Lord, thank you for the way you've provided spaces and places for life and ministry back on Maui. We pray for wisdom and favor for Joshua and Nicole as they continue to use 1L as a tool to pull people in for the Kingdom. We pray that you would be in all the logistics and background details that need to run smoothly to support the ministry and outreach of One Love Skate. Help the Marburger's to seek you first and thank you often. In Jesus' Name we pray, amen.
Thanks for joining us in prayer.
In the 1L of Jesus (1 John 4:9),
Joshua & Nicole, Caleb, Paul, & Silas
10/9/17 - Nicole's Mission Newsletter, 1L Oahu, & WhatIsOneLove.com Convos
Thank you for logging in and lifting us up! Yesterday, at our church here in Upcountry Maui, Pastor Shaun preached a very convicting message about the person and work of Jesus Christ. He talked about the question Jesus asked from Matthew 16: "Who do you say I am?" We were encouraged to realize that Jesus is not our Savior if he's not our LORD. This fueled my (Joshua's) flame to help 1L Conversations happen all around the world as we encouraged people to experience the 1L of Jesus. Thanks for your part in this through your prayer support!
1.) Nicole sent out a newsletter this past weekend. Please pray for much fruit that remains to God's Glory as a result of this newsletter including 1L Reps at every skatepark in the world.
2.) Pastor Jay Wright of Lahaina Baptist helped connect One Love Skate with an event on the North Shore of Oahu in December (Flyer Above). I scheduled a week of unpaid leave from Waipuna Chapel to be part of the event, and Sam and I plan to go over and share the 1L of Jesus with skaters. Please pray for much fruit that remains to God's Glory during this event and as a result of it. Please pray for wisdom for us with all of the details of this event and with how we use the brand of "One Love Skate" to help many "↑ Know the Love, & ↓ Be the Love."
3.) WhatisOneLove.com has a new form to archive results of 1L conversations on a spreadsheet. Please pray for many all around the world to experience the 1L of Jesus as a result of these 1L Conversations that they share with us through whatisonelove.com.
Thanks for lifting us up, prayer warriors! The ministry of One Love is more amazing because of the prayers you pray!
In the 1L of Jesus (1 John 4:9),
Joshua & Nicole Marburger
10/2/17 - UHMC, Awana, & new 1L Blog
I'm throwing up two pictures today for you to see and pray for us!
1.) University of Hawaii Maui Campus 1L Values with missionaries from around the world
- Please pray for us on Wednesdays as we teach the 1L Values and Verses to "Youth With a Mission" Missionaries and work with them to start Life Groups and Discipleship at all 5 skateparks on Maui
2.) Pukalani Baptist Church Awana on Wednesday Nights
- Nicole is teaching #OneLoveToTheNations tonight at Awana clubs as Caleb attends and I direct games. Please pray for much fruit that remains to God's Glory as we partner with Pukalani Baptist on Wednesday nights to help many come to know, love, & serve Jesus Christ. We are praying for Pukalani Baptist Church as well as Waipuna and many other churches on Maui to overflow with people who are overflowing with the love of Jesus.
3.) Please pray for the newest 1L Blog with an excerpt from a book that will hopefully be published soon.
- As you read, please be lifting us up during this very intense season for our ministry and family!
Thanks so much for praying for us!
In the One Love of Jesus (1 John 4:9),