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 language and for culture), but it gives us a huge leg up on writing kid-friendly …

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 beautiful. Both parties tend to show more humility and give more grace. The inability to …

Top 10: 2011

As we count our blessings from the last 10 years, here is a top 10 highlights list from 2011! 1. We put a roof on the Refuge house! As we worked towards operating a shelter for abused children, many churches and individuals gave generously for us to purchase the house next door to our main facility! A team from Discover Church came almost immediately to renovate it. (January and February) 2. Emelina Araúz joins our …

Top 10: 2010

Since we’re celebrating 10 years of ministry, here are our top 10 highlights from our second year (2010) in chronological order: 1. Ileana O’Neill joins our staff as youth pastor. (January) 2. We began visiting kids at their houses and handing out invitations to our kids’ service in person. This allowed us to begin building relationships with families. (February) 3. Tracy Russell and Dave Ruff visited and converted an outdoor area into an indoor closet; it …