Letters, Notes & Emails



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




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




2018 Annual Appeal

Enclosed please find a contribution to [the] annual budget appeal. Although I have not returned to Maui and Keawalaʻi in four years, I do cherish the memories and time spent there with my late husband, Ralph, for ten winters. Working on the Golf committee, [the annual] lūʻau and other church events including washing windows with Pat Dawson were just some of the highlights of our winter stay. Thank you for your welcoming aloha spirit.

Susan Gilbert, Vancouver, WA
June 8, 2018




2018 Annual Appeal

We recently returned from our spring/summer trip to Tokyo and recently received the monthly church bulletin which reminded us of [the] kōkua letter. Please find enclosed our modest kōkua to support the operating budget of the church.

Frank & Noriko Stiene, Irvine, CA
July 7, 2018




May You All Be Blessed

I received your [newsletter] ... today and was thrilled to even be included in your mail out. We will be coming back to Maui, I hope, this coming winter and will be sure [to see you all] again.

Bonnie Williams-Paquette, Nanaimo, BC
July 9, 2018