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Visiting Pastor Becomes Victim of Car Break-In

Peter Lee Peter Lee
Joyce Lee Joyce Lee

By Minna Sugimoto

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- They came to Hawaii on a religious mission. But now, a visiting pastor and his family are the victims of crime.

Their host family says the victims lost their valuables in a car break-in.

Joyce Lee's father is the pastor of All People Mission Church. It's a place where people from around the world can come and relax.

"I ask the congregation where is the best place to live in the world," Peter Lee, pastor, said. "And then everybody says Hawaii."

Visiting pastor Sung Keun Hur, his wife and their three daughters recently stayed in boarding rooms on the property.

"The little girls were so excited," Joyce Lee, Hur family's host, said. "They're, let me think, nine (years old), one (is) seven, and one just turned six two days ago. They were so excited."

She says the Hurs decided to have dinner at Ala Moana Center, and parked their rental car near Neiman Marcus. When they returned, their digital camera, passports, social security cards and $2,500 in cash were gone.

"I was really grateful to the pastor because he said, well Pastor Lee, don't worry. Maybe somebody really need money," Peter Lee said.

Pastor Hur recently wrapped up a three-month mission trip to Mongolia. He and his family are now in Kona for mission training.

"They came here to relax and they were looking forward to it, you know," Joyce Lee said. "They were just so excited about it. To see, to have it all just disappear like that, you know, I just felt really bad."

If you have any information about this case, call Honolulu police.

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