First thoughts from Molokai

August 6, 2016

 Aloha all, here goes my first attempt at blogging.  I'm not much for writing, but I thought I would give it a try. We have been living on Molokai full time for a little over a month now and we are loving it more than we thought we would. It has been a hectic month with our household goods arriving and painting (The entire house inside and out), while also taking care of Hale Kamaluhia and Hale Maluhia (My sister's condo). All of our outdoor furniture is in our living room as we are finishing up painting the lanai floor. We have been working so much on the house that we haven't gotten to do a whole lot more than that. We do go to church on Sundays and it has been great. 

Our first Sunday here we didn't know where we were going to church, but Yvette had seen a Calvary Chapel on "Church Row" which is a stretch of 460 just west of Kaunakakai where there are a bunch of different denominations all in a row. We couldn't find any information online (it seems people on Molokai are not big on this new technology stuff), but there was a sign outside that says (9:00 Worship - Come). No AM or PM, but we assumed AM. We showed up about 8:50 AM and as we drove up to the church, we noticed another church we couldn't see from the road next to Calvary Chapel and their parking lot was pretty full (This ended up being a Hawaiian church where the entire service is conducted in the Hawaiian language), but the Calvary Chapel building only had 2 cars. We weren't sure we were at the right place, but I noticed the door was open so we walked over. Now this building is pretty good size and we expected to see a traditional chapel inside, but that was not the case. When we stepped in there were some shoes left by the door (This is Hawaii) and 5 people sitting in a circle with little tables in front of them. We asked them if this was the church and they assured us it was and welcomed us in. We chatted for a few minutes before we started and found out that the we already knew most of them indirectly. One was our insurance agent and his wife and one was the town clerk who we had met earlier that week. We had a great service with them and have been going back ever since. We even went out to lunch after service a few weeks ago and the entire church went (All 7 of us ate at Molokai Pizza Cafe).

 

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