Lampstand giving: the spiritual art of bragging

“No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” (Matthew 5:15- 16) One of the most helpful things you can do for a ministry that you give to is to tell other people …

Ánimo 2020

Are you grieving or feeling drained? I know I am. This year has wrecked health and hopes, and world events have dismayed and divided us. Rarely have so many of us felt such need for ánimo. Ánimo is a Spanish word rich in meaning: it’s hope, it’s strength of will, it’s bright eyes, it’s courage, it’s life. ¡Ánimo! is a command to “take heart!” or to “be of good courage,” but importantly, it’s also something …

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 encouraging and serving in many ways. Here staff member Julie Russell reflects on her loss: …

Diana Lozano

Diana – What I’ve Learned from Ministry

As One by One celebrates 10 years of ministry, we’re reflecting on some of the larger lessons that God has taught us through serving. The first thing I’ve learned from serving at One by One is to live by Faith, believing always in a God who backs our steps of Faith. Especially through being an administrator and seeing the numbers, I’m conscious that His provision has always arrived on time; when it hasn’t gone that …

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…

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 …