Newsletter – June 2011

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Advice From A Father

Aloha Kakou,

I went to a church conference where I heard the speaker talk about his father. He had nothing but admiration to say about his dad. The audience shouted out with joy, glee, and respect about their dads.

I was one of the very few that couldn’t think of something good to say about my dad. I didn’t know too much about my dad because he was always busy, out of town, and our relationship wasn’t what you would call the best.

When I accepted Jesus in my life, things started to change – not right away but gradually.

Jesus found me lost in myself and taught me about forgiveness, healing, and love. I found out that God was always there even when I thought I was all alone and feeling sorry for myself.

In fact, I was the one who turned away. This was an important lesson that God taught me. What a great lesson from a father (God).

As time went on in my adult life, my dad and I got along pretty well. I learned that we all make mistakes and that we all can be forgiven and that we all need another chance.

“No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Joshua 1:5

No matter what went on in your life, our GOD will always stand next to you and He will never leave you. If you had one of those hard life lessons, let Jesus teach you about forgiveness, healing and love. And your life will change, I promise you. Thank you Father for never leaving me.

Na Pomaika’i (blessings),
Pastor Dennis Sallas

Where Did The Time Go?

It seems like yesterday our daughter, Cheyenne, was going off to kindergarten. I was worried she would be scared, so I stayed close by. I even took a job a block away from her school, just in case. But as it turned out, she loved being at school and the only one worrying was me.

The years flew by. Even though school now wasn’t her favorite place to be, she was really good at it. I’m very proud of all her accomplishments and the choices she has made in her life at such a young age.

As I sat with her dad and brother, Kila, taking pictures at her high school graduation, a whole new world of worries wracked my brain. But I know God will see us through as He always does.

“Lean on, trust in and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.” Proverbs 3:5

I know it’s easier said than done but that is what the Lord commands us to do. I’ve been blessed with so many things in my life but the most precious gift is seeing our confident, strong and beautiful daughter moving on to the next chapter in her life with God directing her path.

Congratulations, Cheyenne. You’ve made your parents proud. Love, Mom


June 2011 Pictures, available online at Flickr »

Congrats to Cheyenne for graduating high school.

Church on the beach.

Kila, a new addition to the worship team.

Congrats to Amy!

Maria, Aaron, and baby Alana


Posted by admin in Newsletters on June 30, 2011