Welcome to my website.

My name is Marlene Bond.

I live in New Zealand.

Let me tell you a little about myself and what you can expect on these pages.

The title of the website, One thing International, was chosen to emulate the following scripture:

Psalm 27:4 TPT

Here’s the one thing I crave from God,
the one thing I seek above all else:
I want the privilege of living with him every moment in his house,[a]
finding the sweet loveliness of his face,
filled with awe, delighting in his glory and grace.
I want to live my life so close to him
that he takes pleasure in my every prayer.

It is from that place of knowing Him and beholding His face, that I pray that God would release His presence and the essence of who He is in such a way that others will want to know Him for themselves. I desire to know him well enough as to be able to represent Him at least in part.

I also desire that this would be the overwhelming hallmark of every assignment that the Lord leads me into. That He was seen in some way. That His heart was revealed and that He was glorified.

This is the motivation of my life and has been the bedrock and foundation behind what has evolved into an assignment lifestyle. Little did I know that this was something that God Himself was doing and that what He had initiated, He also turned into a lifestyle and a story.