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Punawai Newsletter – February 2010

July 4th we celebrate and remember the sacrifices our forefathers made in establishing our nation to give us freedom…freedom from oppression and freedom to choose our way of life. The Boston Tea Party protesters really didn’t know they would eventually create one of the most powerful nations in history. After visiting 3rd world countries, Russia…

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Punawai Newsletter – January 2010

Amazingly, miraculously and with God’s grace, the dawning of a New Decade has begun. In the last 10 years we had 9/11, hurricanes/tornados/ tsunamis/earthquakes, the great housing debacle, government bailouts, worldwide recession, rampant social diseases, exponential growth in technology, worship of celebrities, H1N1, moral crisis/chaos and on and on and on. If an alien visited,…

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Punawai Newsletter – December 2009

Do you remember the uncertainty and fear that gripped America as we geared up for Y2K 10 years ago? Rumors of computers collapsing causing financial collapse and social collapse filled the news. Well, our worse fears weren’t realized and in spite of the current economic downturn, most seem okay. Punawai2009-12 (PDF)

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Punawai Newsletter – November 2009

As you read this Punawai, I am walking where Our Lord Jesus walked. This is my first time in the Holy Lands absorbing the sights, sounds and culture that Our Lord lived. I’ve looked forward with great anticipation to being in all the places I’ve heard and read about for the last 50 years. I…

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Punawai Newsletter – October 2009

After five years of serving as your Kahu, I want to thank you for greatest years of ministry in my life. I have learned new things, grown in my faith, been spiritually challenged and know there is much more in store. I’m also thankful for the faithful who with me have committed to growing, learning…

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Punawai Newsletter – September 2009

When I was courting Rebecca, I thought about her constantly and couldn’t wait to see her every day. What I wanted, where I had to be or what I had to do didn’t matter. All that mattered is I wanted to be around her because she was constantly in the center of my heart and…

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Punawai Newsletter – August 2009

Can you see it? Have you felt it? Are you excited about what Jesus is doing at Kawaiaha‘o? What is it you ask? He’s calling out His saints to defeat Satan and reach the world. What do I mean? Well… Punawai2009-08 (PDF)

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Punawai Newsletter – July 2009

“Where did this man get these things? What’s this wisdom that has been given him that he even does miracles? Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. Punawai2009-07 (PDF)

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Punawai Newsletter – June 2009

What an awesome time to be alive! The shuttle has fixed a satellite, missions by Christians throughout the world are at an all time high, our economy has forced us to choose what is important in life, we have our first Hispanic supreme court justice, Kawaiaha‘o Nā Iwi Committee has prepared us for the challenges…

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Punawai Newsletter – May 2009

I just returned from seeing my 9 month old mo‘opuna, Ella. I’m amazed at how fast she is growing and changing. Perhaps because I don’t see her daily, I’m able to pick out how much bigger she is, how much more hair she has, how many more expressions she has, how she eats like a…

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