Welcome to LiveOneLove.org

One Love is a non-profit charity operating in the Kingdom of Tonga, an island group located in the South Pacific. The goal of One Love is to provide a place and opportunity for the youth of Tonga to gain new skills and hobbies through workshops, creative and physical activities.

Our Mission

“To engage, create, inspire, and train youth and deportees through a variety of skills shared from those within and outside of Tonga.”

Blog

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Help us pioneer in building Tonga’s very first skatepark!

Having lived in Tonga for 4 years now, Chris and I, along with our One Love Inc. board members, have been excited to watch the kids here develop their skateboarding skills. We had plans to lease a warehouse for starting this but got word the government has need of it for the upcoming 2019 Pacific games. The funds we had raised for the warehouse will be used in building this skatepark, but we need a little more to build a half pipe for the skatepark. Aside from the land we live on, skateboarding is almost nonexistent here on the islands and this skatepark could be the beginnings of a skateboard movement. Everyday we watch the kids on our land skateboard in circles, sometimes they create makeshift ramps, but scrap wood is not as available as it is in the US or other countries. They do awesome with what they have but are ready for the next step. We have room to build a skatepark where we live , and we want to take advantage of this opportunity to showcase to Tonga what these kids are capable of and what we would like to do in the future in building a camp for the youth to learn various skills. This skatepark would be a small step for something bigger in the future as we get the word out for skate sessions on Tonga's first skatepark. Help us make this dream a reality for the youth in Tonga! Donate to Tonga Skatepark Fund

By | August 12th, 2016|Projects|0 Comments

Boston to Tonga

As most of you already know, we have tickets to leave Boston November 20th. We will be in San Diego for a few days visiting our friends Doug and Miranda and then flying 13 hours on Air New Zealand to New Zealand and then 3 hours to our final destination: Tonga. What is slightly different on this next trip is the duration and round trip ticket. I thought i was booking a 9 month trip but somehow (not on purpose) booked only 6 and half months out. SO this trip is much much shorter AND we know when we are leaving. What is similar is we will be staying in the same house we built and without 6 months of our expenses covered. As we are readily learning, there are many miracles along the way that have brought us to this point. During our months here in the U.S. God has blessed us with people who have donated in various ways. And, we have been able to meet several people who's lives have been such an encouragement to us and we feel forever connected with. One blessing was the gift of tools for One Love Inc. And i mean tons of tools! What was crazy about the whole thing was Chris has been telling me for years about these tools and that he felt he should ask for them but never felt right about doing it. I had gotten tired hearing about it because it seemed impossible. When we came back the person who owned them unexpectedly pulled Chris aside and told Chris that God had told him to give them to Chris! We had never mentioned in the past couple of years that Chris [...]

By | October 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments