Updated on February 11, 2015
A Message from Our Divisional Leaders
Week 4: Feb. 9-13
Aloha to our Salvation Army ‘Ohana,
One thing that we enjoy about living in Hawaii is that we not only express love, or aloha, towards our significant others, but also to our extended family and neighbors. Valentine’s Day is a day that encourages us to love one another and reminds us of those who are in need of love as well. We see this when our Revolution Hawaii team goes out into the depths of Chinatown to feed the hungry and pray for those who are struggling; through our clinical staff at our ATS and FTS who care for those that need our rehabilitation services; and at the Lahaina and Kahului Corps that provide our William Booth Safe Haven program to the homeless.
In the book of John it says, “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.” (1 John 4:7-12)
This week, we encourage you to show love to someone in your life who may be going through a rough time or simply needs a hug. We know that the simplest things in life to us can mean the world to someone else. Let’s go out and continue to do the most good as we are reminded of God’s love for us all.
Mahalo and God bless you,
Majors John and Lani Chamness