We here at CHN hope this email finds all of you well in these extremely challenging and unsettling times.
We continue to watch the current developments and how this is affecting different countries and the missionaries we minister to who are still serving their communities during this pandemic.
Concerning our upcoming GETAWAY, we are monitoring not only Vietnam but in all the countries that people will be traveling from. We are still hopeful that travel restrictions will be lifted and things more settled by September but with an event this size, we must make a final decision in June. We may have to postpone the trip for the safety of our team as well as the missionaries we serve and we always want to be transparent with our faithful friends and supporters. If the conditions remain unfavorable, the hotel will allow us to move the event from our original dates, September 7 – 10, 2020, to a date to be determined, early next year.
Please continue to be in prayer with us as we make these difficult decisions!
They experienced a most powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit, especially in the prophetic and extraordinarily amongst children, which later ended in heavy persecution. That is why we are located here.
I want to take the opportunity to express my heart about how incredibly grateful I am for the CHN-getaways that I was privileged to be part of. I’m always in tears when remembering the love and care that was extended to me there. It’s such a beautiful and deep act and investment when you make someone feel welcome without even knowing them. Merci beaucoup!
Greetings from Franziska
In the 1950s everyone I knew went to church. Our school teachers quoted the Bible to us, especially when we misbehaved. Preachers preached at assemblies in our Junior High School. In the public library, next to our church, the verses in John 4 about the water of life were engraved on the marble water fountain.
For many of us, church has always been a part of our heritage and culture, woven into the fabric of our lives and what it means to be an American. The church building was a pillar of the community — the house of God.
Most human beings alive today collectively are going through something that experience hasn’t equipped us for.
We can’t safely and in good conscience assemble together physically. We can’t shake hands or hug or “greet one another with a holy kiss.” Since the middle of March, most of us haven’t gone to church. Some fear that our freedom to worship is being threatened.
The hard part about faith is, we don’t really have anything tangible to hang it on. Faith, without anything tangible to validate it, looks pretty much dead.
Jesus had something to day about where we worship. The Samaritan woman Jesus met at the well asked, “Why is it that you Jews insist that Jerusalem is the only place of worship, while we Samaritans claim it is here at Mount Gerizim”
John 4:21 Jesus replied, “Believe Me, dear woman, the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem. … Indeed the time is here now when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship Him that way.”
After Jesus was arrested, people accused Him of threatening to destroy the temple.
Jesus fell into the ground.
When He died, the veil in the temple was torn in half. Matthew says that graves were opened, and dead men walked.
Believing Jews left the temple and became Christians. The churches that sprang up were made of people. They were ekklesia – assemblies of believers. And so are we.
The temple of the Jews was destroyed in 70 AD. Our bodies are the temple. His Holy Spirit dwells within us. And there is no veil. The church of Jesus Christ is alive and well.
Kauai Christian Kokua
“And of some have compassion, making a difference” – Jude 22
We are excited about being able to share the beauty and splendor of this island with our brothers and sisters in Christ. We are long-time followers of Jesus and we try to honor Him in all that we say and do. We pray that this is evident in the way we conduct our lives. We have recently become empty-nesters and are enjoying our newfound “freedom”.
We have worked hard our entire lives and know how difficult it can be to go on a fabulous vacation without going into major debt. We truly want to allow our Christian family to be able to experience this beautiful island and not worry about the cost. We feel that we can offer our friends an incredible vacation stay at the best possible location on the absolute lowest possible budget.
As frequent travelers ourselves we recognize how important a clean, safe, comfortable, private, peaceful, place to lay your head is. We have maintained and equipped our units in such a way that we would love to stay here …..newly renovated, air conditioned, high speed WiFi, free parking, lots of storage, electrical outlets by the bed, blow dryer, ironing board and iron, coffee, snacks and water in your room when you arrive, washer and dryer, high-definition television.
We have been sharing our units for years now with visiting Pastors, Evangelist, Missionaries and other full time Christian workers…….as well as with layman from all over the country. We are excited to meet new folks and be able to be a blessing to more of our fellow laborers in the Lord.
“You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”
II Corinthians 9:11