Thank you!

We’re celebrating 10 years of ministry, and you’ve helped make it happen!

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It takes a surprising amount of invisible, behind-the-scenes work and support to make visible ministry happen. What is visible on any given day is a group of kids or youth spending a few hours with leaders who teach the Bible lesson, counsel, or help with homework.

But behind the scenes are the countless people who pray for God to work, people who encourage leaders, who provide training, who donate weeks of their income, who get others involved, who volunteer hours or days of their time, who share wisdom or expertise, and who manage details so that things run smoothly.

Whether you’ve given 10 minutes or 10 years to brightening the earthly and eternal future for Nicaraguan kids and youth, you are a valuable partner with us in ministry! We thank you, and we praise God for the mysterious way that he interweaves the stories and efforts of many into one common goal: that His name be known and glorified.

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To date:


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with our staff, volunteers, and teams in worship, discipleship, prayer, tutoring, counseling, and play.

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[content_band style=”color: #333;” bg_color=”#dedede” border=”all” inner_container=”true”][custom_headline style=”margin-top: 0;” level=”h4 looks_like=”h4″]Child sponsors have provided nearly[/custom_headline]

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of educational assistance to kids who needed it. In an environment where fewer than half of kids finish even the 6th grade, our sponsored kids are finishing high school at unprecedented rates, learning to dream, and developing life skills to be healthy in all areas of life. [/content_band]

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on mission/vision trips who—in addition to providing valuable service to our staff, facility, and ministry—have seen God work and have left changed. [/content_band]


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[content_band style=”color: #333;” bg_color=”#ffffff” border=”all” inner_container=”true”][custom_headline style=”margin-top: 0;” level=”h4 looks_like=”h4″] In ways harder to quantify:[/custom_headline] Kids and youth—many from single-parent households and without a church home—have learned not just about Bible stories, but about the holy, living God who loves them regardless of their economic status, who their parents are, and what they themselves have done. They worship, they lead worship, they serve in ministry, and they share this message with others. We are beginning to see God’s Word active in hearts and God’s hands active in communities.

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Let’s keep going! We need your continued support to keep serving kids and youth for the next 10 years—and beyond!

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We’re not a huge organization, and working for 10 years doesn’t make us great—but it does paint a picture of God’s greatness. We want to pause at this milestone to recognize His faithfulness and to thank you for helping pave the road this far.


Join the party!

We want to hear from you:

  1. Post a One by One-related picture or story on Facebook or Instagram
  2. Use the hashtag #forthenext10 (so others can find it easily)
  3. Tag us in it (@obointernational on Facebook and @nicaonebyone on Instagram). We’ll draw several names of participants to give away free shirts!

See what others have posted on Facebook and Instagram

New here? Learn about who we are!

Watch a 3-minute history of One by One’s beginning:

Here are some ways that we’re celebrating:


We’re thanking a few hundred people by name on a Facebook post. This is a small fraction of those that have contributed, but time, privacy, and anonymity prevent us from listing everybody publicly.

[container]We’re putting together some of our favorite memories from the years past. This will keep being updated, so make sure to check back.

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[container]Most of our staff has written about some of the biggest things they’ve learned through serving in ministry.

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We’re bringing out some very old pictures and videos for your viewing and reminiscing pleasure.

Here’s the video we sent our founding church from the very first kids’ service (it’s not the same as the video above):

And here’s a good one from Dan Quigley about kids who grow up in the Oriental Market area:

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