May 2018

Greetings!

 

As most of you know, Cindee, Grace, and I will be going to Hawaii this summer to minister to kids and their families in the city of Holualoa. I’m writing you this month to ask you to pray for us and the families we will be engaging with.

 

When you think about Hawaii, the first thing that comes to mind, for lack of a better word, is paradise. From the beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear water, to drinking coconut milk straight from the coconut while sitting under a palm tree, Hawaii is a vacation destination dream for most. However, just like everywhere else in the world, there are people there who don’t know Jesus.

 

We are partnering with New Life Church Kona and helping them facilitate their kids sports camps. A major goal of New Life Kona is to create a community of believers that will grow and experience their new life in Christ together while bringing others along in this journey. We will be sharing the love of Christ during these camps. We will be teaching and playing a variety of different sports with the local kids, and have a time of Bible study each day. Many of these kids come from broken and/or low income homes. Our goal is to show them the love of Christ by spending time with them and loving on them.

 

The theme verse for New Life Kona is 2 Corinthians 5:17:  “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.” Only 8% of Hawaiian residents claim to be Christian. Many Hawaiians follow the indigenous religious beliefs and practices of the Native Hawaiians. These include polytheistic and animistic, with a belief in many deities and spirits, including the belief that spirits are found in non-human beings and objects such as animals, the waves, and the sky.

 

We are going, not to just help some kids learn some games, but to tell them and their families who Jesus is. Let them know that he died for them so they can have eternal life. It would be a shame for these people to live their whole life in paradise, and then die and go to hell.

 

So please, be in prayer for us and the rest of the team that will be going to Holualoa this July. We are very excited about this mission opportunity and look forward to what God is going to do!

 

Tyler 

 

 

 

 


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