Participating in the Hawaiian Mission was a uniquely challenging, and vastly enriching experience. Each day was spent performing one or two service activities: distributing toiletries & household necessities to local communities, providing basic medical assistance to international seafarers, and sharing our time with the blessed & wonderful youth of Hawaii. In addition to the service component of the trip, active prayer, spiritual meditation, and group reflections were the central tenets of our daily schedule which we frequently performed together, and less often by ourselves. Furthermore, there was plenty of time integrated into our schedules to have a splendid and relaxing time on the island - enraptured in God’s magnificent creation, and continually empowered by the presence of Christ-centered fellowship with one and another.
Ultimately, this trip has been utilized as a vehicle to testify the gospel of the grace of God, so that we [the mission volunteers] can foster a conducive and nurturing environment where the natives can thrive, draw closer to God, and carry-out His will on a recurring basis.