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Showing posts from June, 2014

Sun Note, June 22, 2014


  After writing about mothers, it was suggested that fathers receive equal honour. Even though this is being printed on the Sunday following Father’s Day, it does not diminish the honour due.

A Note from the Pastor, June 22, 2014

11 Countries, 11 Months, 1 Mission
  “The ones who are crazy enough to change the world are usually the ones that do.” Some might think it is crazy to sell all your possessions, pack up a bag and head out for an 11 month, 11 country journey to live and volunteer in some of the saddest slums the world has to offer. But if you were asked by God, would you?

Hopeful Story, June 15, 2014

The day before the 70th anniversary of D-Day, we visited Pearl Harbour, Oahu's top tourist attraction. It was there, on December 7, 1941, that Japan launched a surprise air and submarine attack on the ships and planes that had been gathered at this naval base in the Pacific Ocean.

Hopeful Story, June 8, 2014

His real name is George, but everyone calls him Koi. Like the last fish still swimming in his backyard pond where he used to keep a whole school of koi. And like that lonely fish, Koi is facing the inevitable.

Hopeful Story, June 1, 2014

On Memorial Day, we joined a large gathering of war veterans in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific for the annual remembrance ceremony. The cemetery is set in an extinct volcano known as the "Punchbowl."

Hopeful Story May 25, 2014

We got a big dose of New Hope Church last weekend. It began with a two and a half hour "Spirit of Aloha" concert on Friday night featuring Big Daddy Weave, the Dove Award winning band that has been topping the Christian music charts with number one singles.

Note from the Pastor, May 25, 2014

Sheila Dykstra, a member of Hope Fellowship, is an Education Consultant in West Africa with Christian Reformed World Missions—she teaches teachers. Teaching is not a valued profession in West Africa, and Sheila helps teachers learn to teach children in a loving, Christ-centred manner.