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Hello, everyone!

As you may or may not know, this morning before church started, Pastor Theresa received a call saying that Haleiwa Elementary School was vandalized. The perpetrators broke several water fountains around the cafeteria and a few other buildings. Water was everywhere and we were a little behind in setting up church.

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Despite this struggle, we as an ohana were still able to rejoice in the goodness of God. During service, Pastor Glenn read from Psalm 37 which says,

“Don’t worry about the wicked or envy those who do wrong. For like grass, they soon fade away. Like spring flowers they soon wither. Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires” (NLT).

Just as scripture says, we need to forget about the evil in this world and focus on the goodness of God. We, as a church, are extremely happy and welcoming. When struggle and hardships come, we work through them and come out even stronger.

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GiscelleGood Morning, Everyone!

Yesterday, we honored the most important women in our lives: our mothers. I consider them to be the superheroes in our lives not just because it is through them that we even exist in this world but because of everything they have done for us and the legacy they leave for us. Romans 12:2 says, “Therefore, I urge you, brother’s and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice…” (NIV).

I feel like this is what it means to be a mother, to sacrifice your wants, needs, and desires for those of your children. My mother, Pastor Theresa, has definitely shown to me what it meaPastorT&Emetns to be a true mother. Time and time again, she has sacrificed her time, her money, and even her sleep for the sake of my siblings and me. I see everything she has to do for my baby brother, Emet. My mother, as well as other mothers, are truly super-women. They defend us against the demons in our lives and they wipe away our tears. They love us unconditionally and help to build the foundation of our faith. With all of the defending, cleaning, loving and disciplining, our mothers truly deserve an award.

So I thought it would be cool to go around church yesterday, asking the keiki why they love their moms. Here are a few of their responses:

“She’s loving.” – Zach14694238450_05db193c7e_o

“Because she’s nice and love people.” – Sammy

“Cause she has a phone and she cleans my bed.” – Kaleo

“Because she helps me with everything… except for math.” – Jaris

She helps me get ready for school and does everything a mother could do.” – Roxy

And those were just a few of their responses. We have a lot to learn from children in that our appreciation can be as simple as these few, adorable words. I hope you had a wonderful day spent with you mother and that you continue to show her the love and appreciation she deserves.

Week1Explicit09.001Definition of Explicit: clear; frank; unambiguous. The world is not afraid to be explicit on what it thinks on marriage and family. The Church needs to be equally explicit on what the Bible says. Why are families dysfunctional? What has happened to family in America? We will tell you the plain truth. But the great thing about God is He has the answer for our dysfunction!

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