Saturday, August 20, 2011

Jammin' on a Saturday Morning

OLSO Blog Readers & Prayer Warriors,
     Thanks for praying for the Dominic Balli concert at Ka'ahumanu Mall. It was solid. 

Pastor Sean from Calvary Chapel Central preached the gospel from the center stage at the mall, and Dominic Balli preached with his music and his little messages. che-YEAH! 

One Love Skate took 100 Bibles to pass out, and Calvary Central youth ministry is going to keep passing out the Bible's that were extra.

Here's a little vid from jammin' this morning w/an UNASHAMED believer Upcountry: Hau'oli Kalama wrote this rap/jam, and we wanted to share it:
Ephesians 3:20.

Grace and Peace,

Friday, August 19, 2011

Free Dominic Balli Concert Tonight at Ka'ahumanu Mall

Prayer Warriors,
     We'll be going to the free Dominic Balli Concert Tonight at Ka'ahumanu Mall in hopes to take footage for a new One Love Skate Outreach video.

The concert is tonight from 7:00-9:00p.m.

Please pray for Salvations and Spiritual growth and that the Gospel goes out at the concert in an incredible way. Ephesians 3:20.


Grace and Peace,

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

2011 Senior Project

OLSO Blog Readers,
      This is Hauoli Kalama's senior project from last year. Hauoli graduated last year, but God's still using him to make a difference Upcountry. Hauoli helps lead worship on Monday nights at UNASHAMED. He's using his music to represent Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:20; Colossians 3:17). Enjoy.
Please continue to pray for the gospel to go out on Maui especially through the UNASHAMED crew--That we may all represent Jesus with our LIFE & LIPS!
UNASHAMED is a group of students 6th-12th grade that meets upcountry from 6:30-8:45p.m every Monday night. Come check it out! Grace and peace.

One Love (1 John 4:9),

Friday, July 22, 2011

New One Love Skate Video

New Grip spray paint stencil made by Max
 What's up Everyone?
     Definitely some cool stuff going on lately with One Love Skate Outreach=) New Stickers, New Video, and same awesome opportunity to share your faith on 
New Stickers
We just got some new die cut stickers that say "One Love Skate" w/the Islands on them. Gonna sell them for $3 each. We have black, white, red, green, and silver. If you've already got one of our old One Love Skate stickers on your car, show me or text me a picture of it, and I'll send you one of our new decals for free so you can improve your One Love Skate swag. =) We've also re-made the old stickers in vinyl so they'll last a lot longer on cars.
New Video
Enjoy the video, and spread the love by re-posting it on your facebook wall or passing it along some other way if can.

This week, we got to team up with Sam for skate camps at Keopuolani park. You can check out more pictures:
5 guys explaining what One Love is to win a free skate deck.
Opportunity to Share your Faith
Still hopin' for more leaders around Maui (and all of Hawaii) to make Gospel Presentations and Testimonies and put them on youtube for our site. Here's the link for a walk-through to make your own One Love Skate video. Thanks everyone. Rep the King!
Grace and Peace to the 1-1 Six,
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because 
it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek.
- Romans 1:16

Monday, July 18, 2011

Skate Camps This Week at Keopuolani Park


Skate Camps This Week at Keopuolani Park!
Skate Camps every day this week (July 18-22) at Keo Park from 8a.m.-2p.m.
Free food, stickers, giveaways, fun times. Be there.

Also, we're getting new stickers soon hopefully, so pray for that!

Hope your summer is going well. 

One Love (1 John 4:9),

Friday, April 29, 2011

Bowl Session Edit

Here's a video I edited on the airplane during my recent trip back to NC and OH to see some of my family. Enjoy.

God keeps reminding me my citizenships in heaven. Christians, our citizenship is in heaven. Philippians 3:20.

Hope you're reppin' Jesus everywhere you are. Life in Him is beyond belief. 

Pray and live for revival.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hope When Life Is Hard - Video for you to Share.

Hey Everyone,
     We recorded this video yesterday. If God leads you, share this video.

You can post it on your facebook, myspace page, or twitter. God can use this to bring someone to faith and trust in Him! Lives can be transformed by God's power because you pass this video on...

Christians, we're alive to share the Gospel (2 Corinthians 5:20).

This is a tool to help you share God's Word today in an easy way. Maybe you can personally e-mail this to someone... Maybe you can show this video to someone on your phone and ask them what they think.

This is not the only tool to share the Gospel, but this is a tool. I want to encourage you to spend a few minutes in prayer thinking about what God wants you to do, and if God leads you, pass this video on. Maybe you'll be led to make your own personal Gospel presentation with your webcam or record a friend... Follow the spirit, and do something cool=)

Also, keep praying for Pray God uses His people to bring revival. The world needs Jesus. Rep the King!

Grace and Peace,

Friday, February 18, 2011

Colossians 3:1-2 Time (February 18-April 4)

OLSO Readers,
      First off, thanks for your prayers for One Love Skate Outreach. God is incredible. Loving Him more and lovingly introducing others to Him is of the utmost importance (Matt 22:36-39)., and all of OLSO's ministry seeks to point people to the fact that the One Love is Jesus Christ. Please keep praying that God will shift everyone's focus to realize that the one true love is knowing and being known by God. Keep praying for revival on Maui!

     Lately, I've had too much noise in my life. Too much worldly media-tv, music, and movies, and even too many people's input to the point that I'm frustrated and confused and struggling to hear God's guidance.  

     - Last night I had an interesting dream that I was leading a Bible study on Judges... (Which we're starting up this Saturday with the Young Adults): 
     As I started reading the Bible and speaking to the group, for some random reason a radio was playing in the corner of the room, and it was distracting. 
          - Someone shut the radio off, but when I started speaking God's Word again the cd player kicked on, and again we were all distracted. Finally, we unplugged it. But everyone was less focused. 
          - Then, as I started to get back into God's Word again with the group, in the front of the room another radio came on and started playing. Again, it was very distracting. Then I woke up.

My first thought when I woke up was: 
How can I hear God's voice with all of this extra noise in my life?

Jesus said that in order to follow Him, we need to deny ourselves (Luke 9:23). Especially after being in the PI, I realize that lately, I've been a little too comfortable.  I want to follow Jesus, so He's revealed to me that for a season, I need to deny myself of media for a while.

Lately, especially with the stress of grad school and Nicole teaching school, I've really enjoyed watching movies and even tv with my wife. It's not that we've been watching or listening to things that are "notoriously dirty," but the world's influence is so heavy and the mindsets are unavoidable as we unwind with this media. 1 John 2:15-17 is a strong reminder not to love the things of this world, and I've been seeing some red flags in my life that I don't want to let influence my family!

Furthermore, even though it's an important part of my ministry at Pukalani Baptist and with OLSO, I've been spending a little too much time on facebook. I want to hear God, but lately I've been putting too many earthly voices into my mind, and it's confusing!

So, for the next 40+ days, I 'm going to fast from media and feast on God's Word. 
- I'll be "pulling the plug" on all music, tv, movies, youtube videos, and social networking sites.
- I'll still use my cell phone and still use e-mail, but I'll be off of Facebook and Twitter until April 4.

I'll be meditating on Colossians 3:1-2 as these other influences are unplugged from my life:

"Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things."
- Colossians 3:1-2

From February 18-April 4 I'll be taking a break from music, tv, youtube videos, and social networking sites in an effort to set my heart and mind on God and His Word.

Please keep praying for One Love Skate Outreach. I believe God's got incredible plans for this ministry here on Maui. Even though it seems like not that much is going on with the skate ministry, I'm stoked about this summer, and today I even had the opportunity to go down to Keopuolani Park and help put new skatelite on the vert ramp. Plus, the tracts are still floating around, and people are still watching the videos on the website. So as you guys pray, please pray for God to work through all those mediums.

Thanks for your prayers, and may God give all of us the strength to disconnect from the world and "tap into Jesus." =)

May God teach all of us more about Him as we disconnect from the world and plug into Him, the True Vine (John 15:5-6).

Grace and Peace,

Monday, January 3, 2011

Naomi PI Missionary - Guest Blog

     Hello, my name is Naomi, and I'm serving as a Journeyman in the Philippines for two years.  Josh asked me to do a guest blog for OneLoveSkateOutreach.Com and to share a little bit about what God's been teaching me since I first came to the field in October 2009.  I'm going to share with you a bit of my story, so please be open to hearing from my heart what God's been doing.

     I came here to the field bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, willing to do anything, go anywhere, and stay for however long God wanted.  And it was a good place to be.

     Growing up, I've always strived for independence, thinking that adventure and transient living was the life for me: just the open road, God, and me.  I thought it was "cool," and I lived a good part of my college life following that dream.  And at the time, it was a good place to be.

     But shortly after coming to the field, I was sent to a sort of spiritual wilderness.  I spent three months alone in a foreign city, learning language and culture.  It tore me down emotionally and left me starving for fellowship.  Then, after three months, I was sent even further into the literal wilderness to live in a small town four hours away from any outside connection.  In this small town I was the only foreigner, and I lived there for one year.  If being on my own for language study had broken me down, moving to such an isolated area in a foreign land with foreign dangers and foreign gods demolished any hint of self-sufficiency left in my heart.

     I had asked and sought and chased independence, and God gave me exactly what I wanted without saying a word.  I struggled deeply with loneliness and isolation, but at the same time, I was able to "wrestle with God" and grapple with doubts about His message and His plan both for the world and in my life.  I ended many nights on my knees beside my bed, sobbing and asking my loving Father difficult questions.  Then I would wake up the next morning with the same weight on my chest and travel to a remote area to tell people that Christ offers hope.
     It was a dark time in my life, and although the silence of God burned deeply, the Word of God stood more firmly and more closely than I had ever experienced before.  Simple biblical concepts like faithfulness, grace, and rescue brought me to tears.  I was finally beginning to comprehend the character of God.  Ministry and spiritual growth went hand in hand while God began to change my goals in life.  It was no longer independence that I loved; I no longer chased adventure and the open road.  Instead, I have learned to allow God to chase after me.  And this will forever be a good place to be.

     There is so much more to this story, but given this opportunity to share, I wanted to say this… people have asked me how my Journeyman experience has been so far, and my response is this: It's been so much harder than I thought it would be, but God is so much better than I ever could've ever dreamed.

To read more of Naomi's journeys in the Philippine's, check out her blog: