Two-week mission to West Coast recounted
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