Pastor’s Blog

A Relationship of Prayer

I started meditating on the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13). Jesus was teaching His disciples to pray. Sometimes it is easy to think about prayer related to the things that we need, things we are looking for, problems that need to be solved, and circumstances that we think that need to change. The Lord’s Prayer starts…

Christ in You, the Hope of Glory

It may be hard to understand the way that God executes His plans. When Jesus Christ was born, His parents could not find a proper place for His birth. According to our way of thinking, a manger and a simple stable would not be the right place for the Son of God to be born.…

The Olive Tree

A while back my husband was gifted a beautiful potted Olive tree. Our last name, Oliveira, means Olive tree, and it was a sweet gift. We placed it in a corner where we can enjoy it and it receives water and sunshine every day.  Around spring time it usually has a few olives on its…

Thanksgiving Day!

Our family has lived in the United States for the past ten years and I have to say that Thanksgiving has become my absolute favorite holiday! What a brilliant idea to have a national day to give thanks. Thankfulness is such an important trait to have and to teach our children. We read often in…

In Everything Give Thanks

In this season of thanksgiving it is so important for us to find a place of solitude to meditate on the Word of God. It is important to stop and give thanks to God for His unconditional love for us.  As I was taking this time for myself, I came across these verses from the…

A Season of Change

I was sitting in a meeting recently when I heard these words: “We are in a season of change. Learn how to give away what you have.” These words confronted me in a positive way and I immediately remembered the words of Christ, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35. I…

Maturing Into Adoption

When we read the scriptures we see that in Christ we are born again. Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the…

You are God’s Treasure

When God created us He put a treasure in our hearts. 2 Corinthians 4:7 reminds us, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves.” How then can we look at ourselves with disgust or sorrow? You may think you look like…

Bob Poulson – A Great Man of Faith

Our beloved Bob Poulson passed on to be with the Lord at 7:25 pm Sunday evening on September 24th, 2017. Bob has been an associate pastor of Hale O Nā Kāula Church for many years. He was born in 1949 in Los Angeles, California. He moved to Illinois when he was 11 years old after…

And They Celebrated Tabernacles

Every year we anticipate our celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles. We always want it to be special and fun for everyone, but especially for the children. The Feast of Tabernacles is a time of remembrance and teaching the next generations about the importance of knowing the Word of God. This week I have been…

The Meaning of the Celebration of Tabernacles

The period of the Feast of Tabernacles is very rich and deep in spiritual meaning for us. It is a statute that Moses received from the Lord in the wilderness. “Let them construct a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell among them.” (Exodus 25:8, NAS) We understand that from the beginning it was God’s…

Feast of Tabernacles 2017

As part of our celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot), we camp together and have fun with our children, teaching and imparting to them the heart behind our experience in walking with the Lord and our faith for His presence to always be with us. It is always a very fun time when we…

How Do I Control My Spirit?

I believe it is so important for us to always be aware of our spirits and of how we are growing and moving in what God has given us. I often ask myself these questions: “How am I walking with God?” or “Am I applying God’s word in my life in a practical way?” I…

Biblical Feasts Celebration – Fall 2017

We are approaching the time of the Feast of Tabernacles. As Christians, we do not only celebrate it in remembrance of what God did in the past, but we also anticipate the fulfillment of what God is doing during the Feast of Tabernacles today. We believe that there are truths hidden in plain sight in…

Miracle Provision Through Relationships

We are being led to move through relationships. God allowed Elijah to live in isolation but then required him to find someone that would be his provision. There will be no growth and maturity without the body coming together with every joint supplying what they have received and opening up to receive from others also…

Being kind is powerful!

I believe kindness is a powerful aspect of love, especially when applied in our own homes. It is something that can cause immediate change to our day and it helps our love not to grow cold. When someone acts kindly to you, it triggers a chain-reaction; being kind bears much fruit. I suggest we all…

True Worshipers

“But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way.”  John 4:23 I love this scripture so much. Every time I read it I think of King David and how honest he was in…

Being Filled Up to All the Fullness

“and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. ” (Ephesians 3:19, NAS) I have been living in this verse for a while now and there are two things that come to my mind: one is that the love of Christ surpasses…

Another School Year Begins

On August 7th we are resuming our After School Program for our school age children. The focus of the program is very simple: We love our children and want to create an atmosphere where they can learn and grow. That being our goal, we have gathered an amazing team of moms, aunties, and grandmas to…