It is hard to think that it has already been a month since we have been on the island, how time flies. It has been an exciting month though and Kristin and I continue to learn how to better trust the Lord each day.
Kristin has officially started her position as the Office Manager for CEF of Hawaii. She has been blessed with the opportunity to work from home which makes it a lot easier with Timothy and Annikah. I have also been busy with Day Camps and 5 Day Clubs, but I am enjoying my time with the children and the summer staff. It has been a good opportunity to see how things work here in Hawaii with respect to the ministry of CEF and also brainstorm ways in which it can grow and be improved to reach more keiki (Children).
Below are just a couple of pictures of some kids who came to a 1 week day camp. They are showing the bracelets that my home Church, Midway Baptist made for them. We had 94 kids who heard the Gospel and 20 kids saved. The kids who attended are living in a transition home, because they have no other place to go.
I was able to share the Gospel with three parents 2 of which hold to Mormon teachings and one who grew up in a southern Baptist church but stopped attending. Two of these parents have been greatly encouraged by their children who attended and are now looking for a church home.
The parent below with her daughter is searching for the Lord and I was used of the Lord to share with her and pray with her. She has been studying the book of Mormon and doing a Mormon bible study...but has been searching for the Truth, Jesus Christ. Her daughter in the picture came to club all week and she has been greatly encouraged by her daughter and wants to be able to help here understand God's Word, but she said she does not know how. I was able to give her the contact information for the Pastor of the church that sponsored our week of ministry. I did some follow up with her and she said this about her daughter,
"Kaiulani (daughter) has been signing the songs your group taught her...we were going for a ride in the car and she burst out in song 1,2,3 Jesus loves me ♪ ♪...I looked at her and started singing along. It was simple but full of joy!! Thank You!"
Praise the Lord and please pray for Trisha & Chris and their daughter Kaiulani. I was able to direct them to the supporting church that sponsored our day-camp, so we will see where the Lord leads.
|Children listening to the Bible Lesson|
|Trisha & Kaiulani|
|Children showing their|
bracelets made by
Midway Baptist Church
|Children showing wordless book bracelet|