SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014

ALOHA……I  LOVE  HEARING  THAT  WORD…..IT  IS  SAID  NOT  ONLY  WHEN  YOU  ARE  GREETED  BY  SOMEONE…….BUT  ALSO,   IT  IS   SAID  AS   YOU  LEAVE  ONE  ANOTHER….trans-smiley-tiny   WHAT  A  WONDERFUL  3  WEEKS  I  JUST   SPENT  IN  BEAUTIFUL  HAWAII  IN  A   CONDO  NEXT  DOOR  TO  THE  CONVENTION  CENTER……ON  THE  17TH  FLOOR……THE  VIEW  WAS  LOVELY…..AND  I  WAS  EXCITED  TO  BE  THERE  TO  CELEBRATE  MY  BIRTHDAY  MONTH…(I  ALWAYS  CELEBRATE  FOR  THE  ENTIRE  MONTH)…..TRY  IT!   trans-smiley-tiny …EACH  TIME  WE  WENT  SOMEWHERE……I  WAS  HONORED…….trans-smiley-tiny

ECCLESIASTES  5:20   ~ (FOR   LILLIE)  WILL  NOT  WORRY  ABOUT  THE  LENGTH  OF  HER  DAYS, BECAUSE  GOD  KEEPS  HER  OCCUPIED  WITH  GLADNESS  OF  HEART.

I  HAVE  SOME  WONDERFUL  MEMORIES   OF  MY   10  YEARS  LIVING  IN  HAWAII….WORKING  WITH   A  MINISTRY…..THE  WAIKIKI  BEACH  CHAPLAINCY  BEGAN  IN   1970…..CONDUCTING   BEACH  CHURCH  SERVICES   EACH  SUNDAY  MORNING……WHAT  A  GREAT  EXPERIENCE  FOR  THE  FOLK  WHO  ARE  ON  THE  BEACH  GETTING  A  TAN…..THEN  FIND  THEY  ARE  PART  OF  A  CHURCH  SERVICE  AS   THE  EQUIPMENT  IS  SET  UP  AROUND  THEM……..trans-smiley-tiny AND  OFTEN  FOR  THE  FIRST  TIME  THEY  ACTUALLY  HEAR  THE  GOSPEL  AND   ENJOY  THE  CHRISTIAN  HULA   AND  THE  MESSAGE.  IT  IS  A  UNIQUE  MINISTRY….AND  I  WAS  HAPPY  TO  BE  A  SMALL  PART  OF  IT…

THE  HAWAIIAN  ISLANDS  …..TO  ME  ARE   THE  MOST  BEAUTIFUL  ISLANDS  IN  THE  WORLD…..WITH  THE  FAMOUS  SILHOUETTE  OF  DIAMOND  HEAD  THERE  FOR  ALL  TO  SEE.  THERE  IS   SOOOOO  MUCH  TO  SEE  AND  DO………AND  THE  TOURISTS  LOVE  TO  MOVE  ABOUT  DAY  AND  NITE.  trans-smiley-tiny

HERE  ARE  SOME  PHOTOS….OF  GORGEOUS  FLOWERS  IN  THE  LOBBY  OF  A  HOTEL……SO  VERY  BEAUTIFUL….WHAT  A  CREATOR  GOD  IS…….AND  MY  FAVORITE…..A  RAINBOW  FROM  MY  CONDO  WINDOW…..(ALMOST  A  DOUBLE  ONE).  trans-smiley-tiny

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EVEN  THOUGH  THIS  TRIP  WAS  FOR  R/R……I  SCHEDULED  MYSELF  IN  SOME  CHURCHES  TO   BLESS  THE  PEOPLE  AND  HELP   PAY  FOR  THE  EXPENSES………trans-smiley-tiny  GOD  IS  SOOOOO  FAITHFUL  TO  ME…..I  HAD  A  RENTAL  CAR  RESERVED…..BUT  WAS  TOLD  BY  A  PASTOR  AND  WIFE  THAT  THEY  WANTED  ME  TO   USE  ONE  OF  THEIR  CARS….HE  SAID  THEY  FELT  THEY  SHOULD  DO  THAT  FOR  ME…….AND  BECAUSE  THE  RENTAL  CAR  WAS  TO  COST  ME  $934…….I  WAS  VERY  THANKFUL  TO  GOD  AND  THEM.

MATTHEW  25:40  ~  AND  THE  LORD  WILL  ANSWER, “ASSUREDLY  I  SAY  UNTO  YOU, IN  AS MUCH  AS  YOU  DID  IT  TO  THE  LEAST  OF  THESE, YOU  DID  IT  TO  ME.”

THIS  IS  THE  SECOND  TIME  I  HAVE  BEEN  ASKED  TO  SING  FOR  THE  HAWAII  PRAYER  BREAKFAST….. AND  FOR  THE  IMPOSIUM  THEY  HAVE  AFTERWARD)…….MY,  WHAT  A  BLESSING  TO  HEAR  FROM   SUCH  GREAT  SPEAKERS,  POLITICIANS,  AUTHORS,  ETC…….I  WAS  SOOOOO  MOVED…..

THE  ASSEMBLIES  OF  GOD  DISTRICT  COUNCIL  WAS  IN  SESSION  WHILE  I  WAS  THERE….I  WAS  ASKED  TO  SING  FOR  THEIR  MISSIONS  LUNCHEON…….THE  SPEAKERS  WERE  MISSIONARIES  ENROUTE  TO  BELGIUM……WILL  BE  WORKING   WITH  PROSTITUTES  WHO  ARE  IN  THE  HUMAN  TRAFFICKING   TRADE…….OUR  HEARTS  WERE  TOUCHED  AS  WE  LISTENED  AND  LEARNED.    I  SANG  A  SONG  THAT  I  BELIEVE  GOD  WANTED  ME  TO  SHARE….IT  IS  ON  ONE  OF  MY  CD’S…. .”FAVORITES” ……JUST  SAYS  THAT  OUR  RECORD  WILL  BE  THERE  WHEN  WE  STAND  AT  THE  JUDGEMENT  SEAT  OF  CHRIST……..AND  OF  COURSE  WE  ALL  WANT  TO  HEAR  JESUS  SAY  “WELL  DONE”….SO  WE  MUST  DO  WHAT  HE  HAS  COMMANDED  US.

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD GENERAL SECRETARY,  DR. JAMES BRADFORD,  MS. LILLIE,  AND  OUTGOING  DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT  OF  HAWAII – DR.  NAGATO

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HONOLULU  FIRST  ASSEMBLY  OF   GOD   PASTOR  KLAYTON AND   SHARON   KO – THE NEWLY ELECTED  SUPERINTENDENT OF HAWAII AND MS. LILLIE

JOHN  9:4  ~  I  MUST  WORK  THE  WORKS  OF  HIM WHO  SENT  ME  WHILE  IT  IS  DAY, FOR  WHEN  NIGHT  COMES, NO  MAN  CAN  WORK.

I  FOUND  SOMETHING  INTERESTING……ONE  CHURCH  WHERE  I  MINISTERED  HAS  A  7:30AM  SERVICE  ON  SUNDAYS…….AND  THEN  THEY  ARE  OFF  THE  REST  OF  THE  DAY……I  LIKE  THAT!  WHICH  WAS  GOOD  ALSO  IN  THAT  I  WAS  ABLE  TO  DRIVE   DOWN   A  COUPLE  OF  MILES  AND  SANG  AT  ANOTHER  CHURCH  AT  10:30AM….WHAT  A  MORNING.

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PASTOR JEFF AND BARBARA YAMASHITA

DR  MOROCCO  HAS  A  FLOURISHING  CHURCH  IN  MAUI…..STARTED  ONE   IN  HONOLULU  AND  IT  IS  DOING  VERY  WELL……I  WAS  ABLE  TO  MINISTER  TO  THE  SENIORS  IN  HIS  CHURCH  IN  HONOLULU….I  SPOKE  ON  “LIVE  TIL  YOU  DIE”…..I  AM  CERTAIN  THAT  HEARTS  AND  LIVES  WERE  TOUCHED  AND  CHANGED.  WHEN  I  LIVED  IN  THE  ISLANDS,  I  ATTENDED  A  GREAT  CHURCH…AND  WAS  EXCITED  TO  SING  THERE  ON  A  SUNDAY  NIGHT….IT  IS  ALWAYS  GOOD  TO  BE  BACK  “HOME.”

WHAT  A  GREAT  OPPORTUNITY  TO   SING  AT  NEW  HOPE  CHURCH  FOR  THEIR  WOMEN’S  BIBLE  STUDY…….LOTS  OF  LADIES  GATHER  EACH  WEEK  FOR  A  COMPREHENSIVE  STUDY  OF  GOD’S  WORD…..AS  WELL  AS  OTHER  POWERFUL  BOOKS…….THE  ONE  THEY  ARE  STUDYING  NOW  IS  ONE  OF  MY  FAVORITES…..”HINDS  FEET  ON  HIGH  PLACES”……I  HAVE  READ  IT  THROUGH  THE  YEARS  MANY,  MANY  TIMES……..A  FRIEND  WHO  KNEW  HOW  MANY  TIMES  I  HAD  READ  IT…GAVE  ME  A  “GIANT  PRINT”  VOLUME  trans-smiley-tiny…….AND  YES,  IT  IS  EASIER  TO  READ…IF  YOU  HAVE  NEVER  READ  IT……PLEASE  DO  SO…..YOU  WILL  NEVER  AGAIN  BE  THE  SAME.  THE  LEADER  OF  THAT  BIBLE  STUDY  IS  MY  LONG  TIME  FRIEND,  SUSIE  LAM……SHE  HAS  DONE  A  REMARKABLE  JOB  OF  LEADING   THOSE  LADIES  FOR  15  YRS…..WISH  I  LIVED  THERE  TO  ATTEND  IT   trans-smiley-tiny

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LONG-TIME FRIEND SUSIE LAM AND MS. LILLIE

I  ALWAYS  LOOK  FORWARD  TO  BEING  WITH  MY  HAWAII  S.I.S.  GROUP  WHEN  I  AM  THE  ISLANDS .. WE  WERE  ABLE  TO  HAVE    PRECIOUS  TIME  TOGETHER…..OVER  CALIFORNIA  PIZZA  AND  SALAD…..GOT  CAUGHT  UP   ON  WHAT  IS  GOING  ON  IN  THEIR  LIVES  AND  THEIR  CHILDREN……AND  GRANDCHILDREN.

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CINDY, MS. LILLIE, STEPHANIE, AND JAN

PSALMS   133:1 ~  HOW  GOOD  AND  PLEASANT IT IS FOR GOD’S PEOPLE TO DWELL TOGETHER IN UNITY.

LONG  BEFORE  I  EVEN  MOVED  TO  HAWAII….I  LOVED  TO  VISIT  THERE…..MET  SOME  GREAT  FRIENDS….AND  WE  ALL  GET  TOGETHER  EACH  TIME  ALSO  AT  A  FANCY  RESTAURANT WHERE  WE  CELEBRATED  MY  BIRTHDAY ……

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THERESE, MS. LILLIE, PAT, CHARLOTTE, CHERYL AND  DAUGHTER COURTNEY-MISS HAWAII 1994

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I  WAS  INVITED  BY  FRIENDS  TO  SEE  A  MOVIE…”GOD  IS  NOT  DEAD”  WOW!….I  WAS  SOOOOO  MOVED  BY  IT……AND  HOPE  YOU  PLAN  TO  SEE  IT…….I  UNDERSTAND  THAT  IT  IS  DOING  WELL  AT  THE  BOX  OFFICE……THAT  IS  A  GOOD  THING…… AND  MY   PRAYER  IS  THAT  ALL  WHO  SEE  IT ……BUT  DO  NOT  KNOW  JESUS  WILL  GET  TO  KNOW   HIM…….AND  BEGIN  TO  REALIZE  THAT  GOD  IS  REAL……AS  WELL  AS  HEAVEN  AND  HELL.

MATTHEW 14:2-3 ~ THERE  ARE  MANY  ROOMS  IN  MY  FATHER’S  HOUSE, AFTER  I  GO  AWAY  AND  PREPARE  A  PLACE  FOR  YOU,  I  WILL  COME  BACK.

ONLY  GOD  COULD  HAVE  ARRANGED  THAT  I  WOULD  BE  SINGING  ON  RESURRECTION  DAY  (EASTER  SUNDAY)  AT  A  CHURCH  CALLED  “RESURRECTION  LIFE”  trans-smiley-tiny….IT  WAS  WONDERFUL….I  SPOKE  AND  SANG  FOR  A  LADIES  BRUNCH  AT  THAT  SAME  CHURCH  ON  THE  SATURDAY  BEFORE  EASTER ………AND  THAT  WAS  ALSO  A  GREAT  TIME  OF  FUN  AND    FELLOWSHIP….. THE  LADIES  WORE  HATS….AND  LOOKED  SOOOO  CUTE.   SO  MANY  DIFFERENT  STYLES  AND  SHAPES….LOTS  OF  CREATIVITY!

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WOMEN’S  MINISTRIES  DIRECTOR – DRUSILLA, MS. LILLIE  AND MRS. IAEA

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PASTOR AND MRS. IAEA AND MS. LILLIE

MANY  YEARS  AGO,  IF  YOU  WATCH  TBN  AND  PTL  YOU  WOULD  SEE  A  COUPLE……MARK  AND  DIANE  YASUHARA  SINGING  BEAUTIFULLY……MY  FAVORITE  SONG  THEY  SANG   WAS  “DOWN  FROM  HIS  GLORY”…….WELL,  I  CALLED  THEM  BEFORE  I  LEFT  FOR  THE  ISLANDS   TO  ASK  IF  THEY  WOULD  BE  SINGING  ANYWHERE  WHILE  I  WAS  THERE……WELL,  I  LEARNED  THAT  THEY  DON’T  SING  AS  THEY  DID  HERE  ON  THE  MAINLAND……..BUT  THEY  DO  CONDUCT  A  SENIOR  CHOIR….MARK  PLAYS  BEAUTIFULLY  FOR  THEM……THEY  SING   ALL  OVER  THE  ISLANDS  AT  RETIREMENT  CENTERS,  ETC…THEY  SAID  IF  I  CAME  TO  THEIR  REHEARSAL  ON  A  TUESDAY……THEY  WOULD  SING  FOR  ME….AND  THEN  I  COULD  SING  FOR  THEM……IT  WAS  SUCH  A  JOY  TO  SEE  OLDER  FOLK   WITH  SUCH  STRONG  VOICES……AND  LADIES  WHO  DID  GREAT  HULA…….A  TRIO  THAT  WAS  AWESOME…..I  WAS  VERY  IMPRESSED…..AND  I  THINK  THEY  APPRECIATED  THE  3  SONGS  I  SANG ……..I  TOLD  MARK  THAT  I  BELIEVED  GOD  SENT  THEM  BACK  TO  HAWAII…FOR  THIS  “ASSIGNMENT”…..trans-smiley-tiny   “THE  VOICES  OF  ALOHA”  ARE  WONDERFUL….AND  I  AM  SO  GLAD  I  WAS  ABLE  TO  RECONNECT  WITH  MARK  AND  DIANE.

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MARK  AND  DIANE  YASUHARA  (THE HAWAIIANS)  AND  MS.  LILLIE

IT  WAS  GREAT  TO  GO  TO  HAWAII………AND  GREAT  TO  RETURN   HOME…trans-smiley-tiny…..I  AM  HAPPY  THAT  GOD  OPENED  DOORS  FOR  ME  TO  MINISTER…..NOW  I  AM  LOOKING  FORWARD  TO  CELEBRATING  MY  BIRTHDAY  ON  THE  DAY….APRIL  30….  WITH  A  CONCERT  IN   THE  CHURCH  OF  MY  DEAR  FRIEND,  PASTOR  SHARON  ELMORE…..IN  BAKERSFIELD……THERE  WILL  BE  FOOD  AND  FELLOWSHIP  AT  5:30PM……WITH  MY  CONCERT  FOLLOWING  AT  6:30PM …. I’M  CALLING  IT  “AN  HOUR  OF  POWER”   trans-smiley-tiny…..THEN  THE  NEXT  MORNING  WE  WILL  ALL  DRIVE  UP  TO  VISALIA  CA.  FOR  THE  GREAT  WESTERN  FAN  FESTIVAL  CONVENTION……I  HAVE  NEVER  BEEN…..SO  I  AM  LOOKING  FORWARD  TO  BEING  THERE  AND  HEARING  ALL  THE  TOP  GROUPS  WHO  WILL  BE  SINGING.   IT  WILL  BE  EXCELLENT!

I’LL  LEAVE  YOU  WITH   PICTURES   OF   DEAR   HAWAIIAN   FRIENDS  THAT  I   HAD   A   CHANCE   TO   FELLOWSHIP   WITH.

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LONG-TIME  FRIEND  SELWYN  AND  MS.  LILLIE  

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PAUL  AND  CHERYL,  MS.  LILLIE,  COURTNEY,  ZOE,  AND  HUSBAND  PAUL

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LONG-TIME FRIEND RABBI  DAN VARGAS AND MS. LILLIE

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DEAR  FRIENDS,  CHRIS  AND  BECKY AND  MS.  LILLIE

THANKS  FOR  YOUR  GIFTS  OF LOVE  FOR MY  CD  PROJECT  ….  IT’S   NOT   TOO  LATE.   trans-smiley-tiny   ALSO   THANK   YOU   FOR  YOUR  PRAYERS  AND  GIFTS  OF  LOVE   TO  THE  MINISTRY.   REMEMBER   THEY  ARE  TAX-DEDUCTIBLE   AND    WILL   BE   ADDED TO  YOUR  ACCOUNT  IN  GLORY.  REMEMBER  I  WOULD  LOVE  TO  COME  AND  MINISTER  TO   YOUR  SENIORS  GROUP,  LADIES  LUNCHEONS,  AND  OF  COURSE  YOUR  CHURCH.

I CORINTHIANS 13:13  ~  THESE THREE THINGS CONTINUE FOREVER; FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE; AND THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE.

 

TIL  NEXT  TIME,

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