1L SPECIFIC PRAYER REQUESTS - March 2018
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We appreciate you partnering with us in prayer to help us #LiveOneLove.
3/26/18 - Mainland Trip; Waipuna Youth 1L; Disciple Cycles
Lately we have been learning about appointments and assignments given to each of us by the Most High (1 Corinthians 7:17). Thankful to know that God is bringing a ripple effect bigger than any of us can imagine as we follow His call in obedience. Genesis 12:1-2 reminds us that as Abraham stepped out to follow God in obedience, he was blessed to be a blessing. We are so thankful to see God's hand at work blessing the obedience of many who have a heart to see skaters experience the One Love of Jesus!
Thank you for logging in and lifting us up, 1L Prayer Warriors! We are so thankful to God for how much He’s working in and through us, and we’re stoked to be on this journey with you! Here’s the Monday 3:
1) Wyoming/Colorado Trip
Lord, You are good-good-SO good! Thank You for a fruitful and refreshing trip. You orchestrated divine appointments and allowed for inspirational writing time. You deepened friendships and sprouted new connections. Your creation drips of Your glory, and You’re pleased when we enjoy it! We ask that You would multiply our efforts, take the seeds of 1L and grow them in Wyoming and Colorado. Bless the 1L reps there, and empower and direct them by Your Holy Spirit. Give us the wisdom to know what is right and the courage to do it in regards to this movement—Your movement.
2) Waipuna Chapel Youth 1L Curriculum
Wow, God. Your church is beautiful. The part of Your body at Waipuna Chapel is a blessing. Thank You for this opportunity to share the 1L Core Values with the youth there for the rest of the school year. Thank You for Pastor Kaipo and his heart to see kids transformed by the Gospel. We ask for clarity and direction as we craft a curriculum specified to this group of youth. You are the God of creation; help us reflect Your glory as we create lessons to deepen walks with You.
3) Disciple Cycles
Father, Your heart for Your children inspires us to love and nurture as You do. We know You have linked us up with Your children in HI, NC, WY, CO, and Honduras. We specifically lift up these men of God and ask that You would use them to share Your One Love wherever they go. Inspire them to teach and love in Your power. Your kingdom come, Your will be done!
We pray all these things in the power of Jesus’s name; Amen!
Thanks for joining us in prayer!
In the One Love of Jesus (1 John 4:9),
Joshua & Nicole Marburger
3/19/18 - Monday 3: 1L Reps in NC, CO, & Honduras
Joshua here, writing from Colorado, and Nicole and I are so thankful for the many ways each of you help us be a positive presence in the skate community by logging in to the Monday 3 to pray.
Wow, amazing to look back at the prayer requests from last week and see so many answers to prayer! This past several days I have been on my second week of unpaid 1L leave from Waipuna Chapel, and we have seen God do some amazing things in Wyoming and Colorado. Special thanks to Auburn & Julia (1L Wyoming) for being such a blessing to our family by housing me in Wyoming and helping 1L connect with skaters, ministers, and ministries close to your home. If anyone would like to see some of what has been taking place w/1L last week, you can keep up with us on instagram @oneloveskateoutreach, or better yet, please check out the latest blog "Commit To One."
Here are the Monday 3:
1.) Brody & NC "Skate at 8" Crew
LORD, we lift up to You, Brody, and One Love in Shelby, North Carolina. Thank you for the divine appointment to video chat with Auburn & Brody and NC skaters last weekend. Thank You for the great time and great turnout last week during skate at 8. Thank You for the calling and message you put on Brody's heart. Please continue to guide and lead Brody, and continue to work in amazing ways through 1L in NC as we partner with more churches and skaters. Please give Brody and the crew wisdom as they skate, and bring unity with police and other leaders in North Carolina.
2.) Stephen in Colorado
God, thank You for Your perfect timing to meet up with Stephen and his family last weekend. Thank You for Mark & Auburn and all they have done to help connect us with Stephen to resource and equip him for ministry. Thank You for Stephen's pastor who did the reference form for him. Please continue to give him and his local church and all around him wisdom to help Stephen reach skaters in Colorado with the life-changing love that only You give.
3) Christian in Honduras
God, thank You for the great opportunities Sam & Auburn have had to minister in Honduras, but thank You especially for this disciple cycle opportunity with Christian. Please use Christian in amazing ways to help many people in Honduras become Christians. Please bless his local church, and give Christian and all involved Your wisdom from above to reach skaters with Your love and help them connect to a local church community. Thank You for all You are building and doing. We continue to pray for safety, salvations, and spiritual growth through Christian's ministry and the ministry of 1L reps all around the world.
Thanks for helping many live the 1L of Jesus with your prayers!
To close, I know Nicole has been busy the last couple days mailing some popsockets as thank you's to donors, and we want you all to know how thankful we are for your help growing 1L and impacting more skaters with God's One Love. This ministry is only possible because of the support of friends like you and the churches who partner with us on a monthly basis! Take care!
Grace & Peace,
Joshua & Nicole
p.s. Below is a video we filmed Saturday night during some #OneLoveSkate action at Laramie Skatepark
3/12/18 - Monday 3: Partnerships, Joshua #OnMission, & Sam P Living 1L
Wow, what a great and full weekend of 1L awesomeness! We partnered with Surfing the Nations (StN) to have #1Lconvos around Paia town and put on another fun filled #OneLoveSkate event with Paia Youth & Cultural Center. We were blessed to give away 5 1L skateboard decks over the past 3 days. Praying God will use them to usher people into knowing the love and being the love. Thanks so much for tuning in and joining us in prayer. We trust God will work through the prayers of His people to advance the Kingdom. Amen!
1.) Partnerships: 1L Camps, Curriculum, Reps; Favor with Maui County; Full support
Lord, You work all things together for You good and glory. Hallelujah! We lift up the present and potential partnerships--opportunities to work as the body of Christ to accomplish Your work. Show us where You're working, and please give us the courage to join You. We pray You'd continue to divinely orchestrate the connections You have for us, and use them to grow Your Kingdom.
2.) Joshua #OnMission: 1L trip, connections, book writing
Jesus, thank You for guiding and directing Joshua and providing this cool trip to Wyoming and Colorado. We pray for safety, salvations, and spiritual growth wherever he goes in Your powerful name. Give him the wisdom to know what is right and the courage to do it. Speak through him. Move through him for Your name's sake.
3.) Sam P Living 1L: Fruit that remains to God's Glory following 1L events; Favor and wisdom
Thank You, God, for our friend Sam. He is a blessing. Please continue to use him to advance Your Kingdom on Maui. You've blessed him with many gifts, and we pray he'd continue to be empowered and directed by Your Holy Spirit to help others know the love and be the love. Bless his relationships, his work and ministry, and give him great wisdom in You. In Jesus' Name we pray all of this, amen.
Nicole & Joshua Marburger
One Love Missionaries
3/5/18 - Monday 3: 1L Curriculum, 1L Surveys, & #LiveOneLove Book
With three young boys in tow, it was quite the feat getting them all ready and out of the house to go to the skate park. It really shouldn’t be that difficult, but between poopy diaper blowouts, sicknesses from school, and work and sleep schedules, it’s like the stars need to align just to make a simple skate park trip happen. All that to say, we did it—and as a family, no less!
It’s an interesting balance to want to change an atmosphere and actually be present in that atmosphere to foster that change—especially with the three precious, impressionable souls that we’ve been entrusted with. With colorful profanities and potent smoke wafting all around, we skated and cheered alongside those at Keopuolani Skate Park in Kahului.
As I watched Joshua skate with Caleb (6) and Paul (4), the burden grew heavier in my heart for the kids that frequent that park. The contrast of the vibrant landscape and impressive skate tricks with the stoic faces and dark indulgences was unfortunately all too common. A couple kids that were just hanging out and watching smiled at Silas (1) as he attempted to run and catch up with his bro-bros, but it didn’t quite reach their eyes. I want more for them. I want them to know true joy. I want the skaters to indulge in godly things, not earthly emptiness.
I want a place for my boys to gather with their friends in freedom, freedom from the influences that lead to death. Drugs, alcohol, and words that tear down may satisfy for a fleeting moment, but there’s so much more to life than that. Yes, freedom comes with the ability to make choices, but do those kids know that the choices they make daily unsupervised at the skate park actually enslave them to death? It’s sad. I want more for them.
Thanks for joining us in prayer to see Jesus transform skate culture!
1.) 1L Discipleship Chapels
God, thank you for the opportunities that you have let happened this year for Kaipo and Joshua and Sam to teach about your One Love at different elementary, middle, and high school chapels. Thank You for the meetings this week with the school's administration about One Love Skate coordinating all middle school chapels for Doris Todd Christian Academy. Please let Your perfect will be done. Most importantly, please help many youth on this island know Your Love and live through You as You teach us in 1 John 4:9.
2.) 1L Surveys
God, thank You for the opportunities You have given us to partner with many different people, churches, and organizations to ask "What is One Love to you?" and "Who is Jesus to you?" Thank You for the many 1L Conversations taking place on airplanes and all around the world. We commit to You the possible event this weekend in Paia where we hope to lead a large group in having 1L Conversations in and around the community. Thank You for letting us learn about culture and learn what people around us believe. Please do what only You can do as we take steps of faith. Thank You that You do the impossible as we obey you and do what is possible.
3.) #LiveOneLove Book
God, thank You for what You're doing with this #LiveOneLove book. Please do immeasurably more than all we can ask for or imagine with this book. Please use it to train disciples at every skatepark in the world to live Your One Love in a compelling and powerful way. We pray for many skaters and their families to experience Your One Love, Jesus, as we give away skateboards with the message of Your Hope and Love. Please add fuel to the fire of the 1L movement through this book, and give Joshua and the team Your strength as we work to complete it soon.
All these things we pray in the Name of Jesus our King. Amen.
Thanks for joining us in prayer, fam!
In the 1L of Jesus (1 John 4:9),
Nicole & Joshua Marburger