HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Join the Hawaii Pastors Roundtable as they kick off the Kahiau project, a two-day project to make a difference in the communities throughout Hawaii.
Pastor Elwin Ahu, of New Hope Oahu, and Pastor Francis Oda, of New Life Church in Honolulu, joined our Sarah Yoro out on Nimitz Highway Friday morning.
KAHIAU PROJECT 2011 INFORMATION:
Churches from around the state will be coming together to serve our City and communities by supporting various causes, projects, and non-profits through our first ever Kahi'au project on two days: Saturday, October 22 & Saturday, November 19, 2011.
- Partnering with Our City – Phase 1 on Saturday, October 22 – The APEC Conference
Phase 1 will be focused on serving the needs of our City by assisting with preparation for the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation conference. We, as churches on Oahu, will be partnering with the City to provide the volunteers, supplies, and leadership to complete City designated regional projects that need assistance.
- Partnering with Our Community – Phase 2 on Saturday, November 19 – Non-Profit Collection Status
Phase 2 will be focused on serving the needs of our community by partnering with 3 non-profit organizations that are already doing good works in our communities: the Hawaii Food Bank, the Family Treatment Services Center of the Salvation Army, and E-Waste. Churches will be encouraged to bring their donations and direct their volunteers to a centrally located Collection Station in their district. Donations from the general public will also be requested.
The Hawaii Pastors Roundtable is an organization of Senior Pastors, Lead Priests, Denominational Leaders, and CEO's of Christian non-profits all serving Hawaii.
General Info for October 22 clean up:
Who: Hawaii Pastors Round Table / Churches around the Island (http://www.hawaiipastorsroundtable.com)
What: Clean up throughout various parks, beaches, and landmarks on the island of Oahu in preparation for the upcoming APEC conference.
1) Clean up of Waikiki (meeting point at Waikiki Shell parking lot)
2) Nimitz Corridor Sweep (Sand Island – Ala Moana Park)
When: October 22, 2011 8:00 am – 12:00 p.m.
Why: In the spirit of make a difference day and embodying the Hawaiian word Kahi'au (selfless giving), the churches are coming together in partnership with the City and County to make a difference in the community. In preparation for the upcoming APEC conference, the city has identified various regional projects throughout the island that churches on Oahu have adopted by providing volunteers, supplies, and leadership to execute this island-wide clean up.