God did many wonderful things in Pahala, Hilo and Pahoa Hawaii. It is wonderful how God blessed all who participated and those who came to the revivals. The spirit of Aloha was definitely felt at both churches. And the Holy Spirit of God moved many young people into action. Everyone had a role and a part to fulfill. It was wonderful to see how God’s love touched the hearts and souls of the young people. And it was a blessing to have the adults support the revival with their time, generosity, and love. It was so wonderful to see the body of Christ work in harmony.
My friends, God’s people once again found their first love. And they were able to find the reason for their motivation. It is not about one’s self esteem or glory. These do not last and overtime they quickly burn out. It is all about Jesus Christ and what He has done for us on the cross. It is about what Jesus did and not what we do. The young people came to know that without Christ, we simply go through the motions, having "a form of godliness but denying its power" (2nd Timothy 3:5). Without Christ, it is easy to be led astray by the world view, peer pressure, legalism, hypocrisy, a lack of understanding of who God is, a lack of sincerity, and a whole lot of other traps of the enemy. With Christ, they found it easy to identify their sins, and to truly repent of them. With Christ as their motivation, the young people were energized and refreshed by the Holy Spirit who dwells within them. And they were able to find the strength to carry on. And to share their love for Christ to all whom God puts in their life journey. My friends God's people were able to enter into a deeper relationship with Christ at the revival. They have renewed their relationship with Christ, and their passion to share the gospel of Christ to the world was ignited.
God’s people were encouraged and strengthen, for they felt the love of God. The Holy Spirit of God renewed the faith of all who took part in the revival from the little children, to the young people and to the adults. And they renewed their commitment to share the gospel to all. It is wonderful to know that “God is not Dead, He is surely alive” and He is living in the hearts of His people in Pahala, Hilo and Pahoa. And it is comforting to know that the next generations of believers will continue the good fight to ensure that when Christ returns, He will find people with a saving faith.
The youth and young adults of Christ Driven Church have accepted the ministry opportunity that God has presented to them. And with the help of the Holy Spirit of God they lead a revival in Pahala, Hilo and Pahoa Hawaii. Although the goal of the revival was to reach out and spread the gospel to those who do not know Christ as their Savior trough worship, drama and the message of Salvation. They found out that they to needed to be refreshed with the Spirit. And the young people at Pahala, Hilo and Pahoa helped to rekindle their love for Christ. Together with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the young people of Christ Driven Church, Pahala Baptist, Hilo Baptist and Pahoa Baptist they were able to reach out to young people who did not know Christ as their savior into the care and love of Christ.
We thank you all for your donations, support and prayers. Without your faithfulness, we could not have made it to the revival. And please pray with me friends for God to open the doors for many more opportunities to share the message of salvation and to revive the hearts and spirits of all believers.