Christmas Shopping Can Bless The Needy

This week Thursday - Monday are the busiest shopping days of the year.

If you buy things from Amazon, your purchases can bless this ministry and will in return bless the needy families we support.

Simply use the link below and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to The Power Of One Ministry. The prices are the same, shipping is the same, everything is the same for you during your shopping experience.

Use this link all year and make a difference while you shop. 



Reasons to be Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. This time of year is always special to me, especially as I prepare to head to Nicaragua on the 28th.

Here are some reasons I am thankful as I think about my families in Nicaragua;

  • Thankful for a soft mattress - families in Nicaragua sleep on plywood boards or a rope mesh bed which is horrible for their bodies.
  • Thankful for a bathroom with walls and privacy - families bathe in an open area where everyone can see as they pass by. Using only a bucket of cold water to pour over their heads, even their outhouses are covered by ripped plastic that blows in the wind as you sit and do your business.
  • Thankful for leftovers after Thanksgiving even if I have eaten the same food for 3 days  - families eat a tortilla and a cup of rice once daily and would think leftovers from Thanksgiving is food from a 5 star restaurant.
  • Thankful for a job that works me way to many hours - most families do not have a job and would never complain about any conditions they work in.
  • Thankful for clothes that I have had for years - most families have clothes that either don't fit or don't match or have broken zippers or missing buttons.They cherish every new or old piece of clothing they have.
  • Thankful for numerous pairs of shoes - most kids and parents have only one pair of shoes and usually they are wore out.

As you see it doesn't take much to find things in your life to be thankful for.

This Thanksgiving most families will throw away more food on their plates that they don't eat than my families will eat in days so as you sit down this year with your families please say a small prayer for all my families in Nicaragua as well as the families right here in Charlotte who are struggling during this time.

I am preparing to leave to Nicaragua on the 28th to see my kids graduate from school this year and to bless them with school supplies for the next year. Operation Education has 113 kids this year and thanks to Gods blessings all of them have sponsors.

I plan to bless the 80 families with food for Christmas and a toy for each of the kids and their siblings. This will cost approximately $1300. If anyone of you would like to help in this project, every dollar counts so please send it in as soon as you can or donate online, your help is greatly appreciated.The average cost per family is $15 a bag for the food.

If you sponsor a child your letters are due by Friday. Please take 5 minutes to send them a note to let them know you are praying for them and thinking of them.It will bless them beyond and make them feel so special. It is very important to them so please take time to send it in.

Prayer needs for the trip include:
1. Pray for open doors, open hearts and wisdom on what to share with the families
2. Pray for protection and safety.
3. Pray for healthy bodies there and back.
4. Pray that the love of God will be seen through every thing we say and do.

As always I appreciate all of you for continuing to pray for this ministry each year after year. It's been 12 wonderful years and 53 trips that your support has got them through. Never under estimate the Power of One, Jesus, through Him we can accomplish great and mighty things.



Amazon Smile Saves You and This Ministry Money

Happy Thanksgiving everyone,

I pray that you have had a wonderful day.

As most people are shopping today and this weekend I would like to remind you that by shopping online at Amazon you can be a blessing to my ministry. 

Simply click on this link and a percentage of your order will be donated to The Power of One Ministry this weekend and all year long.

Thank you so much for being a blessing to The Power of One Ministry.

Operation Education Has 3 Students that Need You

There are 3 beautiful little kids who need a sponsor for the upcoming school year.

If you didn't get a chance to select a child this year, here's your opportunity.

I will be going to Nicaragua on December 2nd and would love to tell these kids you are their sponsor for this year.

Please visit my website at to select your student.

The cost is only $35. This provides them with a full uniform, shoes, backpack and school supplies.

You can also bless this child each time I go to Nicaragua if you feel led to do so.

Looking forward to seeing you blessed more than they are.





Operation Education Has 15 Students

This is a reminder that Operation Education is accepting sponsors for our kids.

There are currently 15 students who need a sponsor.

Those who are already sponsoring, your sponsorship is due by next WEDNESDAY, October 19th.

Please make sure you make plans to get your payment in on time as I have a short deadline to get uniforms purchased before the price doubles. If you have decided not to re-sponsor please let me know as soon as possible.

If you have never participated in this program, now is the time.

I started with 44 kids many years ago and now we have over 100 kids. These kids are getting an opportunity they would otherwise not have. We have 6 students currently in college and 1 that graduated from college this past May. 

$35 will purchase each student a backpack, uniform, shoes and school supplies.

The deadline to sponsor is October 19th. Check out photos and select that special child today.

You can pay online or you can select a student, email me and then send a check to;

The Power of One Ministry
198 Mellwood Drive
Charlotte, NC  28214

Thanks in advance for blessing these kids and thanks to all my current sponsors. You guys/gals are the best.

Blessing to all of you.

Check out the kids pictures here and pay online to sponsor or to re-sponsor.