We believe this ministry is a partnership between home and the Indigenous Church. One Life embraces the support Paul describes in 2 Corinthians 8 and 9, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.”
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I Love San Quintin
Join us in the on-going work in San Quintin by becoming a monthly supporter! For just $35 a month you can make a difference in San Quintin as One Life encourages, equips and supports local pastors and ministries in sharing the love of Jesus Christ with the marginalized and needy in their communities. When you partner with OLOCM, you’ll be enabling our team in Canada and Mexico to continue connecting with churches in both countries, coming alongside these communities as we partner together to expand God’s Kingdom.
Commit to donating monthly and you will be fueling the mission of OLOCM as we partner with people to transform communities for the glory of God.
One Time Donation
Join us in the on-going work in San Quintin…your donation matters! Whether it’s $10 or $1000, your support is valued, and makes a difference, as we work out the mission God has called us to.
When you make a one-time donation, please select General Fund from the drop down list. Or if you would like to donate towards something specific, scroll down this page to look through current giving opportunities which are part of our Evangelism & Equipping Fund (bibles, pastoral care), Community Outreach Fund (Small Projects Program, family support), or Capital Projects Fund (House of Refuge, dorms).
Pastor Isaias’ church has purchased land for a new building. The church is not yet built, and before construction starts, they would like to install outhouses. These outhouses will be used for many years to come as the church continues to grow. Please help them get a head start on this project.
The Purpose: To buy two bathrooms (outhouses), one for the women and one for the men.
The How: The members of the church will particpate by digging two holes that will be 3 meters deep.
Who will Benefit: The members of the church will benefit by having a place to take care of their needs.
Cost: 6,000 pesos, or $400 CAD.
There is a great need for roof repairs to be made on past house builds. While the materials and techniques we use to build the houses are up to standard, often damage still occurs. This is mainly due to weather. San Quintin is in a hurricane zone and often gets hit with strong winds and rain. The heat also contributes to aging and drying out the roofing material faster than we would see in Canada. Often families cannot afford to get their roof properly repaired, so they save money to purchase and install tarps. This is, of course, a temporary solution. Funding for each roof project is $400 CAD.
OLOCM has connected with the elementary school and kindergarten in the community of Paraiso. In an effort to deepen this relationship and to encourage the staff and children, our team in Mexico would like to present each student with a small gift as part of the Children’s Day celebrations that will take place there on April 30th. Many of the groups that have served with OLOCM have taken part in VBS or kids ministry programs at the schools in Paraiso. We desire to deepen the engagement of OLOCM’s ministry partners in Canada, and others, with this school community.
1 gift bag: $15 CAD or 1 class: $320 CAD
Every year OLOCM receives donations from visiting teams and individuals in the form of clothing, school supplies, dishes, tools, hygiene items, toys and more! These donations are distributed to local pastors to give to families in need. Teams also gather items to pass on to the families they build homes for. Our current warehouse is bursting at the seams and we need more space to organize and collect these donations. In addition to donations, space is needed for pre-purchased household items and supplies for the house builds, such as tables and chairs.
Funds needed: $1450 CAD
STAFF – For years the staff members of One Life One Chance and Stoney Creek have used tents or emptied utility trailers for accommodations for the duration of their service at Los Olivos. The need for privacy and physical rest is paramount to keep staff healthy and productive through the summer.
TEAMS – For similar reasons, dorms would be more comfortable accommodation and protection from the elements. Tents wear, rip and need to be replaced seasonally.
Three dorms will be built in May 2018! We need $3300 CAD to complete this project.
After years of prayer, planning and construction, the House of Refuge building is complete. What’s needed next are appliances and furniture to make the living, kitchen and laundry areas fully functional and usable. Cost of these furnishings is $8800 CAD.
This special place will shelter and care for children who have gone through, or are in the midst of neglect or abuse. The initial intake of the operation of the House will be girls age 5 – 8. Currently, a team of skilled professionals are working to put appropriate policy and process in place, as well as the registration of the House with local and state authorities in Mexico.
Your support of this ministry is invaluable! Whether you gave financially, are praying for us, or have participated in the work or in any other way, we are grateful! Because of you, God’s purposes for One Life One Chance are being realized as we work out our mission in the San Quintin Valley: partnering with people to transform communities for the glory of God.
The pie chart on the left represents 2016 numbers.
As a member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities, OLOCM meets the standards set by CCCC for accountability and organizational integrity.
Registered Canadian Charity # 81638 4291 RR 0001
Funds designated to support a One Life One Chance Ministries staff member are not directly given to that staff member. The funds are given to OLOCM and are used to pay the employment expenses of that particular staff member. OLOCM sets salary levels and retains control of all funds. Spending of funds is confined to programs and projects approved by the organization. Each restricted contribution designated towards such an approved program or project will be used as designated with the understanding that when the need for such a program or project has been met, or cannot be completed for any reason determined by the organization, the remaining restricted contributions will be used where needed most.
In accordance with applicable laws, One Life One Chance Ministries is committed to protecting the privacy of its members, adherents, donors, volunteers, employees, directors, officers and any other persons about or from whom the organization collects personal information. OLOCM embraces the principles of the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information to ensure that all personal information is properly collected, used only for the purposes for which it is collected and is disposed of in a safe and timely manner when no longer required.
OLOCM is responsible for maintaining and protecting the personal information under its control. OLOCM has appointed a Privacy Officer who is responsible to ensure that OLOCM complies with its privacy obligations in accordance with applicable privacy laws.
OLOCM collects and uses personal information for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to:
• providing services to individuals ministered to by OLOCM
• establishing and maintaining members lists
• managing payroll and benefits
• employee performance evaluations
• establishing and maintaining lists of donors
OLOCM shall identify and explain the purposes for which it collects personal information; to the person from whom the personal information is being collected, before or at the time the information is collected.
Consent will be obtained from the person whose personal information is collected, used and disclosed, unless obtaining the consent would be inappropriate or not required by law. Sometimes the person’s consent may be implied by virtue of their membership in OLOCM or because of the person’s conduct within OLOCM. When it is appropriate, written consent will be obtained. Written consents will be kept on file for as long as the information is reasonably necessary. A person may withdraw his or her consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. The person will be informed of reasonably foreseeable implications of the withdrawal.
Information collected will be limited to that required for the purpose or purposes identified by OLOCM. OLOCM is committed to collecting personal information in a fair, open and lawful manner.
Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention
Personal information shall be maintained in as accurate, complete and up-to-date a form as necessary in order to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected.
Personal information will be protected by security safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information. This safeguarding could include physical measures such as locked filing cabinets and premises security, organizational measures such as restricted access to files with personal information or technological measures such as security software.
• Name and address of the Privacy Officer
• Means of gaining access to personal information held by OLOCM
• Copy of any brochures or other information that explains OLOCM’s policies, standards or codes
Access to Personal Information
Access to personal information will be granted, where OLOCM is legally required to release the information and provided that the disclosure does not violate any applicable statutes or contracts, to the person to whom the information pertains where there is an appropriate written request. The existence, use and disclosure of the personal information will be granted within a reasonable period of time. Any inaccuracy or incompleteness of personal information will be amended as required.
Complaints or inquiries about the collection, use, disclosure or retention of personal information and OLOCM’s compliance with these ten principles should be directed to the Privacy Officer. The Privacy Officer will investigate complaints and ensure that appropriate measures are taken.