Pastor’s Corner: We Can Do It Again

November 7, 2018

We can do it. We’ve done it. We can do it again.

In October, we put our shoulders to the wheel together, and we produced and delivered meals to the tiny house villages for Puna lava evacuees: the families at Hale Iki, and the kupuna at Sacred Heart. It took a lot of us, and it took a lot of effort, and it took a lot of heart. We did it.

HOPE Services, which manages both sites, has made some changes since September. The parents at Hale Iki value their family time, and they have access to more cooking facilities, so they now prepare their own meals. Other local congregations are still stocking their pantries to help out. At Sacred Heart, meal delivery continues, and we will begin serving suppers each Thursday evening down there this week (November 8th).

Unlike five days in a row, we think we can keep this up for a while.

I am so proud to be pastor of Church of the Holy Cross. We stepped up and we stretched ourselves to make this happen in September. We continue to serve now with confidence. We can do it. We’ve done it. We can do it again.

I also want to share a quick story: when we served last month, I brought my guitar and ukulele down to the Sacred Heart village one night and, after dinner, we sat around played – me, Bob and Sue Smith, and the residents. What a treat that was. Their smiles and voices filled my heart.

So I made sure to grab one of the driver/delivery spots for tomorrow. I’m bringing my guitar and ukulele again. We’ll eat and laugh and sing. On Friday, here at Church of the Holy Cross, I’ll have my guitar and ukulele out again for the Community Sing at 6 pm. And we can laugh and sing then, too.

We can fill our hearts.

We can do it. We’ve done it. We can do it again.

With aloha,

Pastor Eric


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