Our students recently returned from trips to various locations across the Hawaiian Islands. Each group joined together for a powerful time of prayer and repentance for the state, with hearts to see revival break out across Hawaii and the world.
From March 15-17, the 4th and 5th grade students traveled to the Big Island, where they explored geology and Hawaiian history in a new way. They were able to visit the Lyman Museum, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Imiloa. With ukuleles in tow, they also declared the words of Hawai’i Aloha over the Hawaiian Islands:
E haʻi mai kou mau kini lani e
May your divine throngs speak
Kou mau kupa aloha, e Hawaiʻi
Your loving people, o Hawaiʻi
Nā mea ʻōlino kamahaʻo no luna mai
The holy light from above
E Hawaiʻi aloha ē
O Hawaiʻi aloha
The students also visited Mokuaikaua Church, one of the oldest churches in the islands. Together with Pastor Jon Trusdell, a descendant of Kamehameha’s personal priest Hewahewa, they prayed for healing over the Islands from this historic church site.
From March 13th – 19th, the 6th through 12th grade students went on their annual Mission Week trips, with 5 teams split between either Kauai, Maui, or the Big Island. Each team participated in a variety of projects to bless the communities they visited, including homeless outreaches, street evangelism, manual work, putting together church services, nursing home visits, and more.
Kauai Lighthouse team at Kilauea Lighthouse
Hilo team at Camp Kumukahi
Pahala team at Ka Lae
On the morning of Friday, March 17, each team held a time of synchronized prayer across the state, positioned in the furthest accessible northern, southern, eastern, and western points of the islands. It was a powerful time of proclamation for life, forgiveness, and healing for the people of Hawai’i as students humbly prayed alongside kupuna from their communities. As they declared the song Dry Bones (Come Alive) over our land, they repented on behalf of Christians – past and present – for not representing Christ well, interceding for God’s favor and restoration to come upon the state. What an amazing time it was!
Kauai Westside team at Polihale Beach
Lahaina team at the Lahaina Banyan tree