The Rev. Alison Dingley was deeply moved by what she witnessed. "I have been thinking a lot about what God is up to in the midst of the pandemic and our awakening consciousness of the racial and economic injustices we participate in," said Mtr. Alison in an email. "I have become more and more convinced that the Episcopal Church is particularly called at this time to let our light shine. In the face of fear, we bear witness to a faith which has persevered through centuries of hard times, times of plague, famine, war and despair. I do believe that the Baptisms and Confirmations we celebrated demonstrate that we are responding to God's call in this time to play our part in furthering the Jesus Movement."
Below and at right, we share photos and reflections from some of the priests and the newly confirmed. There may have not been outward signs of celebration, but there were certainly lots of celebrating within; hearts filled with the love of our Lord.
Halau Waʻa, Episcopal
Howard Earl Kimokeo Bode IV (Haoa)
Alexus Kealanaokeaohoumaikalani Delary
Alyssa Mariko Kanani Shimomura
Tristen Daniel Shimomura
Arwyn Teresa St. John
St. John the Baptist, Maʻili
Kahiau Aimoku Lonomakua Akiona-Ching
Aiza Lynn Kaleiohanaka’ulaniokamamalu Lai-Mokiao
St. Luke’s, Nuʻuanu
Wanda Adeleaide Adams
St. Timothy’s, Aiea
Luc Christophe Giusto
Abigail Anne Parcon Kiyosaki
St. Stephen’s, Wahiawa
Gheil Ann Malinay
"It wasn’t a matter of 'my' confirmation class versus 'his' confirmation class. By combining our youth, it made for a richer experience and more meaningful spiritual growth. Together, but in different ways, we are raising up leaders for this present church and not some distant future. " - The Rev. Daniel Leatherman, St. Timothy's
"I have been privileged to share this part of Wanda Adams' journey and to have joined in welcoming her to her true spiritual home in the Episcopal Church and at St. Luke's." - The Rev. Alison Dingley, Retired Clergy Chaplain
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