My Aunt Bev has gone to be with Jesus. She commented here sometimes in the past, but hasn’t been able to since having a stroke. It is such a blessing that she is free from her earthy restraints now, and rejoicing in heaven with those who have gone before. I’m sure my cousins miss her. Please keep them in your prayers.
Yesterday I went to a different church and visited. It’s one of the oldest churches on the island. It was so fun. They have a long tradition of ministering to native Hawaiians. All of the songs were in Hawaiian. I had trouble reading new music and Hawaiian words at the same time.
It was a special Sunday, and the Royal Order of Kamehameha was visiting – a group of Hawaiian elders, dressed in suit and tie, with colorful shawls on their shoulders. I wish I had gotten a picture of them, but I didn’t want to get my phone out in the middle of the service.
During the service, I got a text – my second grade teacher and her husband were on island, and were coming to my church. Ack! Fortunately, the service ended in time for me to get back to my church in time.
My teacher and her husband are on the cruise that circles the islands. They were going on an excursion in the afternoon, so they didn’t have time to hang out, but we had a little time to chat after church. It was so fun to see them! Diane took a picture of us after church: