About

1AND1 MINISTRIES IS A CHRIST-CENTERED CHARITY, dedicated to the growth of YOUNG ATHLETES both ON AND OFF THE FIELD. through community development and the advancement of the gospel, 1and1 assists in unlocking their full potential as a generation capable of changing the world.

OUR STORY

Six years ago, First Baptist Church in Paragould, Arkansas traveled with a team of 40 to Nicaragua, hopeful of spreading God’s word across the region. Among the travelers were Jake Smith, his father Kendell, and a young translator named Melvin Loza. A few years later, in the summer of 2014, a school principal, Gioconda Ordonez, approached Melvin about starting a baseball program at her school in Condega. Her wish was the program would serve as an outlet for young men in the area—a way to remove them from the streets and give them an opportunity to hear the gospel. When Jake heard of the proposal that summer, the two decided to plan a trip to Nicaragua in order to evaluate the needs of the school and the young men and women it would be impacting. Through Melvin’s contacts in the village, they were about to recruit locals who would be able to craft gloves and design the uniforms. Immediately once Jake returned home, it was clear to him that The Lord had laid something on his heart.
In baseball, 1and1 is the most decisive count. With the next pitch, the at bat will either be in the pitcher or hitter's favor. In other words, the 1and1 count determines which way the at bat will go. 1and1 Ministries hopes to be there for young people when they come to face the most decisive moments of their lives—when they can choose to conform to the ways of this world, or let Christ be sovereign over their lives. And after careful thought and prayer, 1and1 Ministries was established with the motto, “Developing Disciples Through Athletics.”

OUR MISSION

Guided by Ephesians 3:11-16, 1and1 Ministries develops young athletes to reach their full potentials by supporting both personal and spiritual development amidst a strong Christian network. 1and1 seeks to bless each individual with the boldness and confidence that faith in Him grants. We believe with the support system our organization provides, our athletes will be transformation leaders who seek change within their communities.

Team

OUR TEAM IS COMPRISED OF LEADERS WHO DESIRE TO MAKE THE LORD'S NAME KNOWN in all ends of the earth; who are passionate and faithful in their responsibilIty to help prepare a GENERATION OF transformative CHRISTIAN LEADERS.

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SERVICES

ALL OF OUR SERVICES ARE CENTERED AROUND EQUIPPING YOUNG ATHLETES IN NICARAGUA TO EXCEL IN THEIR ENDEAVORS AND BUILD A SOLID CHRISTIAN BASE AROUND THEM.

Athletic Development

We believe one of the most successful ways to reach and develop younger generations is through athletics. In addition to

Facility Development

We are constructing top-notch facilities in the region in order to accommodate our athletes as well as provide a location

Community Development

One of the most important aspects of our organization is to impact local communities. Through health care, job training, and

Join the Team

Become a member of our team! No act of generosity is too small.

Single $50
For one athlete:
  • A complete custom uniform
  • Glove and balls
  • Personal Bat
Double $100
For an entire team:
  • Quality post practice/game meal
  • Personal Bibles
  • School Supplies
Homerun $200
For the Community:
  • Donate to the Multipurpose facility
  • Worship center for the community
  • Community Leaders Seminar

Current Projects

Through constant and steadfast prayer, we have identified our initial projects. Check the site continually to watch as The Lord continues to begin new ones.

80% Donated / $ 500 To Go
80% % Complete

Batting Cage

In July 2017, we decided to invest in a batting cage. After designing the structure, we learned it is only

60% Donated / $ 4000 To Go
60% % Complete

Condega, Nicaragua Multipurpose Facility

Multipurpose Facility At 1and1, our mission is to bring young athletes to the saving grace of Jesus Christ through athletics.

NEWS

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Contact Info

If you would like to learn more about how The Lord is using this ministry to reach the young athletes in Nicaragua and around the world, feel free to contact us directly and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

  • (870)-335-0556
  • info@1and1ministries.org