Letters, Notes & Emails


Keawalaʻi is the most joyful church I have ever experienced and I used to travel the world working for an airline, so I have visited many. My heart belongs to Hawaiʻi and Keawalaʻi always reminds me I am home when I attend services, baptisms, Thanksgiving, events, and even just walking by when I visit when there is nothing scheduled.

Thank you for the special gift [of] this place and for sharing it with all of us.

Judi Allen
March 9, 2018

With much Aloha

I hope you are all fine and in good health! I miss Hawaiʻi and my “little church.” God bless you.

Bonnie Mateljan, Las Vegas, NV
April 30, 2018

Me ke aloha pumehana

(Members of the State Board of Hawaiian Congregational Churches met on Maui on April 27-28, 2018. The weekend included a huakaʻi or visit to historic Native Hawaiian churches in Wailuku, Mākena, Kīhei, Olowalu, Honokowai, Lāhainā, Waiheʻe, Kahakuloa and Pāʻia. Among those attending were Uncle Frank Mulec, Council Treasurer, and his wife Elouise Mulec.)

Being on the island of Maui [in mid-April] ... Brought back memories of living on Maui for five years and aiding the Christian Endeavor movement at Pāʻia Hawaiian [Protestant] Church. My grandfather William K. Keliʻihoʻomalu was [the] Licentiate . . . and served the mokupuni of Maui [nui]. Visiting our churches was a blessing [for] me. Please accept our donation to [Keawalaʻi].

Elouise (& Frank) Mulec
'Opihikao Congregational Church, Pāhoa, Hawai'i
May 24, 2018

Love in Christ

Enclosed is a small donation for [the] ministry at Keawalaʻi Church. My son Scott Kaneshige and Linda (formerly Sasajima) are so blessed to have ... [had] their wedding ceremony in December [2017], the last one of the year. The service and your beautiful church have often been in my thoughts.

Madeline Ishida, Montebello, CA
May 11, 2018