Friday, February 19, 2016

What's Happening?!?!?!

Hello!

My name is James Robert Bunda, but everyone calls me JR for short.

I am a professional baseball player and literally just came back to Hawaii from Sydney, Australia representing the Philippines National Baseball Team in the World Baseball Classic Qualifier. We lost both of our games pretty badly, but the truth is: God is so good!! Win or lose, our team chemistry was so filled with high spirits that everyone went home as if we had just won the whole tournament! Man, that's when you know the presence of the Holy Spirit was and is ever so present!! Despite the loses, our country/team gained a lot of respect from many people considering the circumstances, what was expected from us, and the way we competitively carried ourselves on an international stage. This gave our team a tremendous boost of hope and light for what the future holds in regards to baseball in the Philippines. It is so rare to find every person involved to be so humble, blessed, and grateful to just be apart and involved in the whole experience. Character. Now isn't that beautiful?! No matter the circumstances, no matter the outcome, no matter the location, God is always faithful and always loves us. A true testament of Jesus Christ.

This will be my first trip to India and to visit you all. I have only heard the awesome stories from our brothers and sisters of Christ that have visited with you in the previous years, and I must say God's love is so contagious my heart has gravitated towards being able to share similar and new "awesome-pawesome" experiences with you this time around!

I am so blessed to just be alive, to be able to love and to share love, and to have the opportunity to meet/fellowship/worship/grow in faith with you! No matter the circumstances, I am so excited!

Revelation 19:10  Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, "You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God." For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

With love and aloha,

JR

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Can't Wait to Visit You Guys!!



Aloha!!!
My Name is Laura, and I'm from Colombia. I moved to Hawai'i a year ago, and I've met amazing people at C4! I met Josiah at Bible College, and he told me amazing things about India.  Since then I’ve always wanted to visit you guys.  I am really excited to meet you all. This will be my first trip to India. I currently serve on the worship team at my church, and I can’t wait to worship our God with you. I’m really expectant of this trip. I hope to get to know all of you!! See you soon friends!!!  

With much Love, 
Laura :)

"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need.Practice hospitality" Romans 12:9-13

Can't wait to meet you all!!!!!

Hola, Aloha,


I’m Tati, well Tatiana but I like better Tati as that’s how my friends and family call me. I’m originally from Colombia I moved to Hawaii about a year and a half ago, and since then I’ve been part of the C4 Ohana. One of my favorite things in life is serve God and work for His Kingdom. I live in Hawaii with my younger sister Laura who you are going to meet too as she is coming to India as part of the team and worship leader J

The past teams had share so many things about the great experiences, memories and relationships they had had that honestly I can’t wait to make my own. I’m also looking forward to see all the blessings and miracles that God is going to do in my life and in each one of you during the time we are going to be together.

Looking forward to meet you all , learn from you and give of what I have received with you!

Much Lov Tati :) 

Rom 12:4-8
Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Aloha for Now and See You Soon!

Aloha,

My name is Nick, and my wife Janean and I are greatly anticipating our trip to India. I have heard so much about what God has done in India, and I really look forward to meeting you all! This will be the first trip for both my wife and myself, and we are very excited to serve in any way we can.

I love Indian food and enjoy what we've learned about the culture, but I'm sure it is so much different to actually visit and see with our own eyes.

Aloha for now and see you soon!
Nick

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Third times the charm!

Hi family,

I am SO excited to see you all! Can you believe it's almost that time of the year again?! Time seems to fly so quickly. It seems like we were just there. Before we know it, we will all be hanging out together! I feel so blessed and honored to have the opportunity to visit for the third time. I never imagined I would be so blessed! I can't wait to see what God has planned for us! We are counting down the days till we are with you guys!

Romans 11:36, "For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen."

Love,

Karri


His love is so fruitful!

Aloha!

My name is Janean, and my husband Nick and I are excited for the opportunity to travel to India and meet you! This is my first time to India, and I can't wait :)

It's amazing to me how each person and each culture reflects a different aspect of God. I cannot wait to meet you and hear and see how God is at work in your lives. His love is so fruitful!

"I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers, and I will keep my covenant with you." Leviticus 26:9

Cannot Wait to Meet You in Person!


Hi Everyone,

My name is Marissa, and my husband Vance and I will be joining the team this year! I have seen firsthand, the smiles, admiration and love that comes up whenever our fellow team members reminisce about the memories they made with you all and cannot wait to meet you in person and share in their blessings from knowing each and every one of you! I’m very grateful that God is making it possible for us to travel to India this year. I pray that He will prepare our hearts and minds for the days we will be together, expectant for the work He will do for us and through both of us as one family in Christ!

With lots of aloha,

Marissa Arakaki

2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

ALOHA!

Aloha India Family!

My name is Vance and am so excited for our time together with Jesus.  I will be coming with my wife Marissa and it would be our first trip to India together.  We pray that we will come with the overflowing and bursting desire to soak in God's perfect creation, His word, and to receive His love with all our mind, heart and strength. 


Looking forward to getting equipped together as One Body of Christ! 


With much love,

Vance

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. James 1:2-4