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Hawaii Happenings: Reaching Across the Isle

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Photo: A rainbow reminds the Aina Haina Church of God that God keeps his promises.

By Carl Stagner

As the crow flies, 4,358 miles separate Anderson, Indiana, and Honolulu, Hawaii. Activities and events that bring the Church of God together, such as the Church of God Convention, aren’t just a three-hour drive, or even a four-hour flight. While the Church of God in the continental United States enjoys multiple fellowship opportunities throughout the year, the Church of God in Hawaii often feels disconnected. Through the years, Aina Haina Church of God has faced great ministry difficulties and outreach challenges in isolation. Things are about to change. Continue reading

The True Story of Ministry in Paradise

By Carl Stagner

Gentle breezes, warm sunshine, swaying palm branches, and hundreds of miles of beaches typify the Hawaiian vacation. But ministry in Hawaii is anything but a vacation. In fact, the vacation atmosphere of Hawaii is at least one of the obstacles for evangelism and discipleship on these islands separated from the rest of the country by some 2,400 miles of ocean. Continue reading