Two-week mis­sion to West Coast re­counted

The Maui News - - TODAY’S PEOPLE -

Let this holy mes­sage be heard as I share our two-week mis­sion to the West Coast this past Oc­to­ber with God. Ac­cord­ing to his riches in glory, we were able to drive 2,000 miles to meet with re­tired Pas­tor Terry Myk­le­bust, whose wife, Linda, is in a care home, also in Longview, Wash. At 80, he gives God much love for pro­vid­ing shel­ter and med­i­cal pro­vi­sions since re­tir­ing from Hawaii.

Our grand­son Joshua Or­tiz and ohana were next on our mis­sion in Ar­ling­ton, Wash. His chil­dren and wife Becky are happy and healthy. Healing from two surg­eries from the war in Iraq, God raised him to coun­sel young peo­ple in the neigh­bor­hood.

Then south to Cald­well, Idaho, we were blessed to pray with Ger­ald Sr. and Pat, who have health is­sues. As we kept in prayer, Sr. walked to the liv­ing room and shared his jokes. He had been bed-rid­den and heard our prayers. May he and ohana be blessed for­ever.

Well, fi­nally meet­ing our old­est grand­son, Dea­con Chad Or­tiz, in Hen­der­son, Nev., his daugh­ter Malia and son Kaipo were glad to meet us at Ru­bio’s for din­ner. Joy and more kisses were shared dur­ing our meal, but it be­came so dif­fi­cult to end and leave our great-grand­chil­dren.

As most re­call the Oct. 1 Las Ve­gas tragedy, Chad met many fam­i­lies of vic­tims to sup­port them with prayers and as­sis­tance. Our Lord will not grow weary to love, heal and sup­ply needs to all those in de­spair.

Al and Pua Hashimoto Wailuku

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