Pastor Bruce and Lena’sHawaiian Adventure October 20 – November 18, 2007
December 2006, HABC surprised Pastor Bruce and Lena with a 25th Wedding Anniversary Reception that included a trip to Hawaii. • January 2007, Pastor Bruce becomes ill. • February 2007, Pneumonia • March 2007, Diagnosed with Post-Viral Neurostegnia, a form of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome closely related to the Epstein-Barr Virus
March – May 2007, Pastor Bruce is confined to the sick bed • June 2007, some improvement • Sunday, July 29, 2007, Pastor Bruce preaches for the first time in 5 months • September 2007, Continued Improvement • October 20, 2007, Pastor Bruce and Lena fly direct from Anchorage to Honolulu
The following presentation was designed for all of our friends and loved ones who have prayed for us and encouraged us through this trial . . .
We then traveled to Na’alehu (South Point) where we resided for the next 3 weeks . . .
The Lord provided us with the beautiful home of Bob and Nalani Stevenson
Henry was the first Hawaiian convertto Christianity. He was led to Christ by the President of Yale College in the early 1800’s.
As he was being discipled, he developed a great burden for his own people and translated the New Testament into a written language that he himself developed for the Hawaiian people.
However, before he could return to Hawaii and preach the Gospel to his own people, he died of a fever.
But God used Henry’s memoirs to stir the hearts of many young people, who then went to Hawaii in Henry’s place.
By the mid-1800’s, 95% of the Hawaiian Islands were converted to Christianity! And the largest church in the world, with a membership of over 7,000, was located in Hilo, Hawaii!
“Lord, give us more young people willing to take the Gospel to the lost.”
Time to rest . . . . . .and meditate