Covid-19 and sponsorship

One by One suspended all in-person activities several weeks ago due to the threat of Covid-19.  We are daily in prayer for the kids and youth, and we keep up with them through various forms of electronic communication (hear more about that in a 2-minute video here). Until we have a better idea of the risk to our kids and staff …

Boy sweeping at home

Covid-19 update

Starting mid-March, we suspended all in-person ministry activities as a precaution against the pandemic. At the time, the reported covid-19 numbers in Nicaragua were low, but many of our kids live with elderly family members and our ministry activities have involved large numbers of kids playing, singing, and learning in close contact. We did not want to become an infection …

Naomi’s Legacy

One by One staff member Naomi Evers, aged 38, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Thursday January 30 as she arrived at work. Naomi had been the Teams & Interns Director since she joined One by One in 2016. More than that, she was a person genuinely concerned with the well-being of those around her and who spent her time …

Celebrations

 Office hours are now back to normal and all programs begin officially in February, but boy did we have fun in December celebrating Christmas and milestones in the lives of our young-ones.  The above picture was taken during worship time at the Niños de Vida Christmas party. The youth also had a fantastic Christmas bash. We are so proud of …

Why I came, why I stayed

Being introduced to One by One was an answer to my prayers. I had been working with other ministries in Nicaragua since 2011, but by fall of 2015 needed a more stable connection. A friend of mine suggested that I check out the website CTEN.org (Commission to Every Nation) to see what other…

Top 10: 2012

In celebrating 10 years, we’ve been looking at our top 10 highlights from each year of ministry. This gets harder to do with the more that is going on each year! 1. We purchased curriculum for the first time ever (Adventure Bay by KidzBlitz) for our large group worship service and start to implement it. It needs translating (both for …

Naomi – What I’ve Learned Through Ministry

One of the things missions work has taught me is that we serve a God for whom language barriers are no hindrance. As a Mission’s Team Coordinator with One by One, I get to observe native US-English speakers and native Nicaraguan-Spanish speakers attempt to communicate with one another. That might sound like a potential disaster, but it is actually quite …