Thank you, brothers and sisters in the Lord, intercessors who prayed for Al and Chaplain Henrietta Pua as we ventured on Prison Fellowship/Angel Tree's visit to families of those who are not able to travel to their loved ones in Hawaii facilities.
Our human experience filled with the Holy Spirit led us to Bethel Church of Redding, Calif., first. We count it all joy listening to new friends on this great journey. Mighty men and women of faith shared testimonies of salvation and glory as we stopped at Costco in Reno and Oakland. Next on to Antioch, Calif., King's Chapel to share the good news with Kairos Prison Ministry, and the grandparents of another mission's son.
We know that faith overcomes fear, and love produces healing and salvation.
Chaplain Henrietta Pua and Al Hashimoto
Friends of the Chaplain ministry/ Mission with Prison Fellowship/Angel Tree
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A recent weekend was an amazing time for the children of the incarcerated. It was a time to just have fun and be a kid. In a day and age of division, opinion and politics, I witnessed our community come together and make Camp Agape Maui happen. The generosity of the people of Maui is unbelievable. For the many volunteers and donors, you have affected the lives of these children forever. We are so grateful to everyone who helped and to the staff and chaplains at Maui Community Correctional Center and Warden James Hirano who attended. Maui look what we can do when we have a common goal, "Agape" God's love unconditional.
Derek and Julie Smith, directors
Camp Agape Maui
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A warm mahalo to Paul Weinstein at Bounty Music and Cheryl Rock at Mele Ukulele for donating instruments for Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Sebastian to sign at his March 21 concert to be auctioned off, with proceeds going to the local nonprofit Maui Youth & Family Services.
Thanks to their generosity, we were able to raise money to help at-risk youths in our community, such as by providing emergency shelters for teens desperately in need of a home, school-based and after-school counseling for young people affected by substance abuse, and case-management services to youths aging out of the foster-care system.
Thank you also to Lazar Bear Productions for selecting MYFS as the beneficiary organization for the founding member of the Lovin' Spoonful's Maui performance. We deeply appreciate Bounty Music, Mele Ukulele and Lazar Bear Productions' support.
Frances Duberstein, development coordinator
Maui Youth & Family Services