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                          Know the Love; Be the Love.

                          Know the Love; Be the Love.


We update this most Mondays. thanks for logging in and praying!

We appreciate you partnering with us in prayer to help us #LiveOneLove.

 

 

9/25/17 - One Love, 2 Praises, & The "Monday 3"

One generation shall commend your works to another and shall declare your mighty acts. - Psalm 145:4

One Love Fam,
       We appreciate your prayers more than you know! Wow, amazing to see how God has blessed this journey living the One Love of Jesus as our fam moved back "home" to Maui just over a month and a half ago! We are greatly enjoying Maui family, our amazing new church family at Waipuna Chapel, and the great friends we missed during the time in North Carolina. Those of you who continue to lift up our weekly prayer cards and pray for us as the LORD leads you---muchas gracias!

Every day, we see God's hand of blessing and favor on the ministry of #OneLoveSkate, but two big praises recently are:
      1.) Sam P did a teaching to a big group of Young Adults from YWAM teaching them to have #1LConvos. Sam & Mariah used the convo cards and Scripture to teach 1L evangelism, and this teaching should be implemented at least weekly for outreach.
      2.) Some regular supporters of One Love blessed us with a big box of skate tools which we have been able to use to have 1L Convos and help others have 1L Convos. 

BONUS PRAISE - We now have a great place to live with a friend Upcountry who contacted us on oneloveskate.org, and we plan to rent from her for a great deal until the end of April as we keep looking for a place to purchase.

Here are today's "Monday 3" :
1.) Skate at 8 in Shelby, NC this week - Mark & Brody & the Leadership at Hope Community Church.

2.) One Love Wednesdays: University of Hawaii Maui Training with YWAM; 1L at Keopuolani Skatepark; Awana at Pukalani Baptist
     - Sam and I as we train students using One Love Discipleship Resources with hopes to see Life Groups and Discipleship at all 5 skateparks on Maui this year
     - Skating & serving at Keo again this Wednesday after the time at University of Hawaii
     -  Awana at Pukalani Baptist resumes this Wednesday, and our oldest son, Caleb, is attending. Also, Nicole and I have been invited to teach the One Love Values & Verses this year, and we look forward to seeing how God uses this time to train "disciples who make disciples--disciple cycles."

3.) One Love Reps at every skatepark in the world during our lifetime.

Thanks for lifting us up!

In the 1L (1 John 4:9),
Joshua & Nicole

 

9/11/17 - UHMC 1L Discipleship, Missionary Housing, & #SeekTheMostHigh Life Groups

One Love Fam,
       Thanks for lifting us up! How encouraging to know the Most High is in control. Psalm 145 has been a soul anchor during this huge transition:
     Praise God that He is faithful in all His words, righteous in all His ways, & kind in all His works (Psalm 145: 13,17). #SeekTheMostHigh

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We had an amazing #Sightings this week when a friend surprised us by letting us borrow his Dodge Caliber until we find a good deal on a car for Joshua. He said, "It's already got your sticker on it." We also clearly saw God's hand at work in the skate community Wednesday as he is raising up disciples and aligning His people to start life groups at the 5 Maui skateparks. Thanks for lifting up the Monday 3 as you are led. Here are details:

1) University of Hawaii Maui College (UHMC) Christian Club
Sam P & Mariah are running with this, and the leadership e-mail stated they are "planning that the YWAMERs [Youth With A Mission] come in on Wednesday afternoons to set up games and activities we already have on campus and then for a time being to invite students to a One Love Skate Bible study (we will use our existing curriculum booklet), also we have a www.oneloveskate.org website they can look at to watch the videos."

2.) Missionary Housing
Please continue to life us up with housing. We looked at a great house to rent in Pukalani that seems perfect but it is probably too expensive, and the housing market is really tough right now. Our prayer is still to buy a house to help put down roots, but we are trusting and seeing how God is leading. 

3.) #SeekTheMostHigh Life Groups
Please continue to pray for Life Groups & Discipleship to take place at all 5 Maui skateparks to train many to live the One Love of Jesus and be huge blessings to their communities. 


Thanks for helping us with your prayers! 

In the 1L of Jesus (1 John 4:9),
Joshua & Nicole

 

9/4/17 - Prayer Update - Housing, 1L Disciples, & Keo Skaters

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     Aloha 1L Fam,
WOW! So hard to believe we are already in September of 2017! We are so encouraged that you are #ShoulderToShoulder with us through prayer sharing the 1L of Jesus at skateparks and in many other arenas. 1L cannot keep going without your prayers, and here are 3 areas we really need you to hold our arms up in:

1.) Housing - Please continue to pray for a great house for our family of 5 that will be a blessing to us and others who visit.

2.) Cultivating leaders to rep 1L at all 5 skateparks on Maui
- Training people to be a positive presence in their communities
- Using 1L Discipleship Curriculum
- Spending time with leaders at skateparks on most Wednesdays

3.) Skaters at Keopuolani Park
- This Wednesday we will be at Keo again, and we are praying that we will see more pockets of life where there was a culture of death.

Last Tuesday at Keo with Sam, Paul, & some skaters who have been part of 1L events in the past.

Last Tuesday at Keo with Sam, Paul, & some skaters who have been part of 1L events in the past.


Thanks for lifting us up! 

In the 1L of Jesus (1 John 4:9),
Joshua & Nicole Marburger

 

8/28/17 - Prayer Update

We love your prayer support.  After you pray through the "Monday 3," please see our latest blog with a video of our family introduction to Waipuna Chapel last weekend:   https://www.oneloveskate.org/journal/waipunawelcome

We love your prayer support. 
After you pray through the "Monday 3," please see our latest blog with a video of our family introduction to Waipuna Chapel last weekend:
 https://www.oneloveskate.org/journal/waipunawelcome

1L Fam,
      What an amazing ride it’s been so far! Such huge transitions recently as our family of 5 continues living out of suitcases in this beautiful house we are house-sitting in Upcountry, Maui until the end of September! Thanks for lifting us up as we keep reminding each other to “Enjoy the Ride.” 

Here is the last “Monday 3” for the month of August (Feel free to pray as you are led, but we typed a prayer in italics as a prayer guide for anyone interested):

- Nicole’s new roles nicole@oneloveskate.org

God, thank You for letting us see so many glimpses of Your Sovereign Hand and Sovereign Plan. Thank You for Nicole & the abilities you’ve given her to communicate, connect, & create to further your purposes with One Love Skate! Please pour out your grace on her as she has a full plate with family and the transition back to Maui. Please continue to guide and provide as Nicole and Joshua serve full-time with One Love & Waipuna Chapel to advance Your Kingdom on Maui and all around the world.

- Sam P - Reppin’ 1L
God, thank You for Sam and the amazing man he is. Guide and lead him in all he does, and let him see Your hand clearly at work in his life. Thank you for his birthday this month on the 30th, and thank you for his ability to shatter walls with the personality and fun spirit you have given him. Please give him Your perfect wisdom as he has #OneLoveSkate opportunities with the county of Maui, an opportunity to lead a #OneLove Skate event at Paia skatepark, and as he continues to develop the 1L brand. Please continue to give him Your joy and peace as he lives fully for You and goes wherever You call Him to go. 

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- 1L Reps at all 5 Maui skateparks this year
God, thank You for all You’ve done through One Love reps up to this point in history. Please do immeasurably more than all we could ask for or imagine in this next year as we work to train 2 1L reps at each skatepark in Maui (Keopuolani, Paia, Lahaina, Hana, & Kihei). Thank You for freeing up Wednesdays to focus on #OneLoveSkate. Please bring together Life Groups at all 5 Maui skateparks that the world would see skaters transformed by the 1L of Jesus and known for Christ-like attitudes like respect and generosity. Thank You, God for the privilege of working together with Lahaina Baptist, New Hope Wailuku, Made In Hope, & many more partners on Team Jesus to reach skaters with Your 1L, God. Thank You that You go before us, and please give us all grace for the race to join You in Your Work. Thank You in advance for all You are going to do. It’s in Jesus’ Name we pray, amen. 


Thanks for lifting us up!

#LiveOneLove (1 John 4:9),

Joshua & Nicole Marburger

 

8/21/17 - Prayer Update from Joshua

Church family,
    We are so thankful for your prayers and so thankful to continue to see God's hand at work! I'm writing this prayer update from the Kula House that we are in until the end of September as Caleb and Paul eat cereal for breakfast. Paul just said: "Look Caleb! The horsies!" We can look out the windows to enjoy a beautiful view with ocean on both sides, horses grazing, and incredible colors in the sky. The view and space God has blessed us with through this house is beyond what we could have imagined when we said "Yes" to moving back! We are amazed to see God answer prayer:

Acts 11:21 - "...The hand of the LORD was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the LORD."

1.) Joshua begins at Waipuna Chapel today - Associate Pastor of Life Groups & Discipleship
- Please pray for much fruit that remains to God's Glory.

2.) House for our family of 5 at the end of September
Please pray for wisdom & provision with buying or renting .

3.) 2 Vehicles
- Please pray for wisdom & provision as we look for dependable vehicles that will be a blessing to our family and be used to bless others as well.


Thanks for logging in and lifting us up! Our last missionary e-mail update, with a 2 minute video filmed by Caleb Kaleo, is online here: http://mailchi.mp/fcc1f2626858/joshua-nicole-video-update-from-maui-call-to-move

In the 1L of Jesus (1 John 4:9).

Serving Together (1 Corinthians 12:12),
Joshua & Nicole, Caleb, Paul, & Silas

 

 

8/14/17 - Praise to the Most High & Nicole's new 1L Roles

Thanks Mr. John Taylor for this picture yesterday after "Experience 1L Day" services. Praying for the team that will continue "Skate at 8" at Hope Community!

Thanks Mr. John Taylor for this picture yesterday after "Experience 1L Day" services. Praying for the team that will continue "Skate at 8" at Hope Community!

Church family,
      Thank you for taking the time to log in and lift us up! Thanks for praying us through last week! Praise God the final NC sprint of speaking opportunities: Youth & 1L last Wednesday, Senior Citizens (S.W.A.T) last Thursday, and preaching two services at Hope yesterday are completed! What a whirlwind it has been packing and planning as we get ready to fly to Maui Tuesday, and Caleb and Paul begin school this week in Maui.


A devotional thought from last week continues to encourage our family:
"What is over our heads is under God's feet." As Isaiah 55 explains, God's ways truly are higher than our ways.


      Even though we know this move is completely God's calling and plan for us, all these goodbyes still are tough. We are so thankful for the amazing family and friends we are connected to here in NC, and we praise God we get to be #ShoulderToShoulder with these dear brothers and sisters no matter how far apart we live in this world.

Here are the Monday 3:
1.) Transition back to Maui and Joshua's learning curve serving as Associate Pastor of Life Groups and Discipleship at Waipuna Chapel
2.) Nicole's new roles serving full-time with One Love Skate (501c3):    Communicating, Connecting, & Creating
3.) Fruit that remains to God's Glory as a result of this last year and a half in NC as Joshua & Nicole worked together daily to: A.) Establish Healthy Family Patterns B.) Grow 1L C.) Stabilize 1L

Thanks so much for taking the time to pray for us by logging in & lifting up the Monday 3!

In the 1L of Jesus (1 John 4:9),
Joshua & Nicole, Caleb, Paul, & Silas


p.s. "Experience 1L Day" at Hope Community Church went great today and included a profession of salvation, 3 people baptized, skaters from the community who came for the first time, many people committing to share the 1L of Jesus with one person they love this week, and hundreds beginning our new Hope Community Church #SeekTheMostHigh devotions made by Pastor Jeremy

A better quality video should be up on Hope Community Church's youtube page in the next few days too ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClxe93esfa198qJwOqHnpEA ), but the sermon audio from the 11am Service can be downloaded or streamed via the Soundcloud link below. Be blessed!

 

Link to "Experience 1L Day" 11am Service via facebook live:  https://www.facebook.com/HCCShelby/videos/1769009449805781/

 
Some of the "Skate at 8" & Rad8 1L crew from last Wednesday, 8/9/17. Pastor Kenny's prayer for the 1L ministry on the pavement to continue is on facebook.com/onelovemaui if anyone is interested!

Some of the "Skate at 8" & Rad8 1L crew from last Wednesday, 8/9/17.
Pastor Kenny's prayer for the 1L ministry on the pavement to continue is on
facebook.com/onelovemaui if anyone is interested!

 
 
We are greatly looking forward to being at Waipuna Chapel, connecting with people, and helping people connect with Jesus as they plug in to His Church.

We are greatly looking forward to being at Waipuna Chapel, connecting with people, and helping people connect with Jesus as they plug in to His Church.

8/7/17 - Prayer Update from Josh - 1L Speaking Opps, & the Big Move.

Church family,
   We are so thankful for the way you log in and lift us. Last week, as I was helping my brother and his family move into a new house in Shelby, NC, I realized the call God has given all pastors to be movers. We help people move "their stuff" to Jesus and transition from where they are to where God wants them to be. How amazing to know that Jesus invites us to move the weight of our work load to Him!? (Matthew 11:28-30). With His Divine Resources, Jesus then moves us to carry a load that is light for Him and for us when we are co-laboring in His strength (Colossians 1:29; 2 Corinthians 4:17).

Holding on & letting go are both essential as we move "forward to what lies ahead" (Philippians 3:13). #SeekTheMostHigh

     As a step of obedience to move where God has called us, last Friday, I (Joshua) officially accepted a position on staff as Associate Pastor of Life Groups and Discipleship at Waipuna Chapel. The 1L Board of Directors looked over the job description & 1L amendment before we accepted, and they gave us the green light to pursue this position along with One Love. Waipuna has graciously agreed to give us 1 month / year of unpaid leave to do the ministry of One Love Skate (501c3), and we believe the position is a great fit for our family as we live the 1L of Jesus & disciple 1L Reps all around the world.

Monday 3:
1.) SWAT - Speaking this Thursday night at Putnam to "Seniors With A Testimony." 
      - God, please bless this time with the Senior Saints of Putnam Baptist Church. God, please bless the 1L Legacy Discipleship videos that will be made as a result of this time. Please use these videos to share Your One Love for years to come as we partner with saints who have been faithful to You for many decades!

2.) Experience 1L Day this Sunday at Hope Community (8/13/17)
      - God, please let many 1L reps be equipped & empowered as ministers & messengers to live Your 1L in their communities. God, please bless all of the leadership of One Love Skate and One Love Basketball. Please let many experience Your One Love and continue to do amazing Kingdom work in the community around Hope Community Church. Please guide and lead Joshua as he preaches Sunday, and please coordinate all of the details as people are pointed to You through the ministry of One Love Skate.

3.) Marburgers' Maui Move on Tuesday (8/15/17)
      - God, thank You for providing this position at Waipuna Chapel, and please be glorified in all of the details! Please continue to make Your Name famous through Waipuna Chapel and the ministry of One Love Skate, and work mightily in and through the staff! Please give the Marburgers Your wisdom with what to let go of when they move and what to ship. Thank You that wherever You take us, You are already there and in full control. Be glorified, and please provide Your energy and Your rest as the Marburgers do what is best in the time before they move back to Maui. From You and through You and to You are all things, to You be all of the glory, honor, and praise. It's in Jesus' Name we pray, AMEN.

Thanks prayer warriors for logging in today and lifting us up!

In the 1L of Jesus (1 John 4:9),
Joshua & Nicole
Caleb, Paul, & Silas

 

8/2/17 - Prayer Update from Josh - 4500 Mile Move, 1L Day, & Details

1.) Please be praying for us as we move back to Maui a week from Tuesday. I am accepting a position on staff at Waipuna Chapel and am excited to work as Associate Pastor of Life Groups & Discipleship. Nicole and I will continue to work together with One Love Skate 501c3 to see 1L Reps discipled at all 5 skateparks on Maui and around the world.
2.) Please be praying for 1L Sunday August 13 at Hope Community Church as I preach and as we have a special time of #ShoulderToShoulder ministry.
3.) Please pray for the 1L leadership around the world to be faithful disciples who make disciples.
4.) Please pray for energy & rest to do God's best in the days to come! 
Grace & Peace! 
In the 1L of Jesus (1 John 4:9),
Joshua & Nicole

 

New Blog from Oregon Trip  https://www.oneloveskate.org/journal/2017/8/2/josh-nic-silas-1l-oregon-trip-on-july-26-31-2017

 

7/24/17 - WhatIsOneLove.com, #ShoulderToShoulder w/the Harrell's; & Josh & Nic Traveling For 1L Oregon this week | Monday 3 for 1L Warriors

Prayer Warriors,

     Thanks for being #ShoulderToShoulder with us & helping us through your prayers! God has been opening so many doors for 1L lately, and we are so thankful to partner with you as we #LiveOneLove.

Multiple situations weigh heavy on our hearts from this past week's ministry encounters. We've had several things stolen and different situations come to our attention of people hurting in and outside of the body of Christ. We plead with you to pray alongside us and are so thankful for your partnership!

The Monday 3:

1) Praise: 1L Discipleship Curriculum 

Thank you Lord for helping us develop two new sets of discipleship curriculum with 20 new videos. We give you all the praise and thank you for allowing us to be a part as we have seen people give their lives to Jesus. Day by day, may we trust & obey with our souls centered in the 1L of Jesus. 

"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways..."-Creator God (Isa55:9). #SeekTheMostHigh

2) Prayer Request: whatisonelove.com

Thank You that oneloveskate.org has expanded into whatisonelovecom. Thank You for growing this vision and including onelovebasketball.comand 1L Evangelism & Discipleship resources for people from all walks of life. Thank You for the faithful ministers who testify of your One Love. Please continue to provide Your supernatural wisdom and provision as all involved inwhatisonelove.com continue to follow Your Sovereign Hand to live and serve where You lead. 

3) Prayer Request: Partnerships

The Harrells - God, thank You for letting us be #ShoulderToShoulder with this great couple. Thank You for the GRIND shirt Rodney made us and his desire to develop "Grind" curriculum with 1L. Guide us as we "Go, Reach, Impact, Nurture, and Duplicate." Please continue to guide and provide for Rodney and Melissa and their family. Thank You for their faithfulness and desire to serve recently on Wednesday and Thursday nights in Shelby, NC through 1L Skate and 1L Basketball. 

Mission Oregon - God, please bless all of the details as Josh & Nic spend time with family and friends and get to share Your One Love this Sunday morning at Ashland Christian fellowship. We also pray for great ministry to happen at Burnside skatepark in Portland, Oregon and great partnerships with other skate ministers. We pray for many life-transforming One Love Conversations, and for You to do much more than we know how to ask for or imagine as we all trust and obey You, LORD. Thank You for all You are and all You are doing, Most High God. To You be all of the glory. In Jesus' Name we pray, Amen. 

We appreciate your prayers more than you know! 

In the 1L of Jesus (1 John 4:9),
Joshua & Nicole Marburger
Caleb, Paul, & Silas

 

7/17/17 - Monday 3 for 1L Warriors | Audrey, #OneLoveToTheNations, and #DiscipleCycles

1.) Baby Audrey in Oregon
- Nicole's brother Ross and his wife just had a baby today in Medford, Oregon. Let's pray for God to use baby Audrey mightily for His Glory. Also, please pray for us as we possibly fly Nicole and Silas to Oregon for family time. 
2.) #OneLoveToTheNations
The picture above is of Pastor Matt living the 1L of Jesus in Haiti last week. Let's pray for fruit that remains in Haiti. Also, please lift up Sam P.'s Honduras Mission. He talks about it on the most recent oneloveskate.org blog.
3.) Disciplecycles - whatisonelove.com
We have new Discipleship videos up on oneloveskate.org from Putnam Baptist Church, Maui Ladies, and we even hope to have Disciplecycles take place in some prisons soon. Please pray for "disciples, who make disciples" and pray for wisdom for us as we compile these 1L discipleship resources on our new site "whatisonelove.com"

Thanks for the prayers!

In the 1L of Jesus (1 John 4:9),
Josh & Nicole

 

7/10/17 - Monday 3 for 1L Warriors | 1L Reps, Unashamed, Discipleship

Prayer Warriors,
      Today, I'm reminded of a Max Lucado quote: "When we work, we work, but when we pray, God works." 

Thanks for being #ShoulderToShoulder with us by making a difference through your prayers (2 Corinthians 1:11).

1.) 1L Reps
Thank You, LORD, for Brody and the calling you have put on his life as a representative for the One Love of Jesus (1L). Thank You for the opportunity for Josh and Brody to pray with Pastor JD Greear at Student Life in South Carolina a couple weeks ago. Please continue to bless Brody's ministry in Shelby, NC and keep him on the right path along with his dad, Mark. Last, we continue to pray for One Love Skate reps to be discipled and live 1L at all five skateparks in Maui and all around the world.

2.) Unashamed Hawaii
LORD, thank You for the ministry of Unashamed Hawaii www.unashamedhawaii.com and the lives that have been positively impacted through Pastor Kaipo and the other leaders of this ministry. Please continue to give Your wisdom to this ministry and provide safety, salvations, and spiritual growth through the Unashamed crew. Please bring much impact through the partnership with Unashamed and through the opportunity Josh had to share the "Mana'o" on their website and for the opportunity Nicole had to return and speak at Unashamed camp again this year.

3.) Maui Ladies Discipleship Curriculum
Thank You, LORD, for this discipleship tool. Thank You for these 10 women and their willingness to share the Gospel of Jesus and their lives as well. Please use this resource to reproduce many times over and take #OneLoveToTheNations.

Grace & Peace,
Josh & Nicole

 

7/3/17 | Monday 3 from Josh | 1L Discipleship, Sam P., & #LiveOneLove Book

Prayer Warriors,
     Thanks for lifting us up! Here are the Monday 3:

1.) Missionaries One Love Skate Partners With In June and July months we have been able to support several other international and local missionaries by giving 10% of all the funds that come in to "One Love Skate" 501c3 to other missionaries. Please pray for God to work in mighty ways as we steward money to support other ministries and ministers whom we are #ShoulderToShoulder with living the 1L of Jesus.

2.) Sam P. Taking #OneLoveToTheNations (Sam wrote the latest blog on oneloveskate.org, and please specifically lift up his skate camps and his ministry to Honduras soon)

3) #LiveOneLove Book Development
Yesterday at Hope Community Church in both services, we showed the video above with all 10 One Love Core Values used for One Love Skate & onelovebasketball.org. Please pray for us as we continue to work on the stories in the book we are writing based on these 10 Core Values. 

Thankful to be #ShoulderToShoulder with you soldiers for God's Kingdom through prayer! Appreciate you logging in and lifting us up! Grace & Peace!
In the 1L of Jesus (1 John 4:9),
Josh

 

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