Thursday, January 30, 2014

I am so excited to return to my family in Mussoorie in a week! God is FAITHFUL. From the beginning God gave us a promise/vision that as we sowed into the local church at FIRs that there would be an overflow of living streams that would touch a nation! It was a bold promise for a rural village with a population no larger than the island of Kauai (that's one of the smaller islands in the Hawaiian chain). Over the past 8 years, we have faithfully sowed into the church, the leaders, and the boys at FIRs. In this next season, God is beginning to reveal His plans to use this rural community at the base of the Himalayan range to touch a nation. We will be going and praying and seeking His plans for this next chapter. My verse for this trip is Proverbs 3:5-8 that says, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Pray for our team, our families in Mussoorie and in Hawaii. Chee Hoo!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

New Friends await us :)

Hey everyone I'm Stephen from New Hope Diamond Head, serving as the Homeless Ministry Director.  I'm so excited to get the chance to go and serve in a country where my ancestors are from.  God has definitely done a full circle in redeeming this future trip.  I was once an orphan from an Indian father and now I am blessed with the opportunity to go and visit those in an orphanage.  I can't tell you how exciting this is for me :)

If God could use evil for good then He can certainly use me who's aiming to serve him:
Exodus 9: 16 "But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth."

Alohaaaa friends from 7,453 miles away!

Hey guys!  My name is Ko and I'm the youth worship leader for New Hope Collide.  I've been praying for each and every one of you, and can't wait to meet you all very soon!  Looking forward to us jamming some music, worshiping Jesus and spreading the positive energy we call the Holy Spirit :)

James 1: 2-4
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Reunited and it feels so good!

Im so excited to see my family thats thousands and thousands of miles away!  Best I'm so blessed that we didn't even have to wait a year this time .

Philippians 2:1-5
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Love you all,