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"A ia hoi, nani ka maika'i a me ka oluolu, O ka noho lokahi pu ana o na hoahanau!" "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!" Psalm 133:1

Monday, April 30, 2007

No word (again) from the Supreme Court on this official Hawaiian Restoration Day

Re: John Doe v. Kamehameha Schools

Aloha kakou,

The Supreme Court has just now released their Orders on pending petitions and Doe v. Kamehameha is once again NOT on the list, meaning that the Court has not decided yet whether to grant Doe's petition for a hearing before the high court. Although the Orders link on the Supreme Court website (www.SupremeCourtUS.gov) is dated April 24, 2007, the actual pdf is dated April 30, 2007, so I believe my information to you this morning is correct and current. Of course check the Honolulu newspapers for more details later this week.

Mahalo for your ongoing prayers. I urge you to continue to fast and pray for our people as you are led - especially on this official Hawaiian Restoration Day commemorating President Grover Cleveland's and Queen Liliu'okalani's collaborative efforts to have the Hawaiian Kingdom restored three months after the overthrow in 1883.

Blessings of our Savior, 'Iesu Kristo,

Monday, April 23, 2007

No word yet from the Supreme Court

Aloha kakou,

The Supreme Court has issued its orders on pending petitions this morning, and Doe v. Kamehameha is still not on the list. That means they have not decided whether or not to grant Doe's petition for a hearing later this fall. The orders are only released on Mondays, after Friday conferences between the justices. Therefore, we shouldn't expect word for at least another week.

Waiting is difficult, but the Lord can use it to teach us many things. So let's wait actively, by continuing to seek Him in prayer and reading of the Word. I believe there are things He wants to show us as we seek His face.

Trusting Ke Akua with you,

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

A pule in advance of Friday's meeting of the Supreme Court justices

Aloha kakou,

In anticipation of the Supreme Court justices' likely meeting this Friday, April 13, regarding John Doe's petition for a hearing before the high court, please find the pule which our southern California KS alumni and 'Ainahau o Kaleponi Hawaiian Civic Club shared this past Saturday at Huntington Beach pier.

We share this with you in hopes that you will join us in praying this week, particularly on Friday. Feel free to circulate this as you are led.

Blessings of Ke Akua,

"Almighty God, we come together this Easter-tide, mindful that even death has been swallowed up in victory by Your resurrection over 2,000 years ago. Lord Jesus, we ask You to breath Your resurrection life into na kanaka maoli, our people. Give us continued hope in the face of these legal battles against the resources intended to preserve us and our culture from extinction. Remind us that our very breath comes from You alone.

Help us to have forgiveness in our hearts for those who continue to pursue this lawsuit, and their supporters. May we remember that Your death on the cross was for the forgiveness of all, including those who have set themselves against our people. Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

We remember Ke Ali’i Pauahi’s legacy once again, not just her gift of resources to restore our people in our homeland, but especially her heart, full of faith in You, and her example of integrity and courage in the face of personal difficulty and the challenges facing our people when she was dying.

Remind us that nothing is impossible for You. May we have Princess Pauahi’s courage and faith this coming week as the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States meet and confer regarding John Doe’s petition for a hearing.
We ask you to protect Princess Pauahi’s legacy, so that throughher selfless gift, our descendants will thrive and prosper for generations to come.

We lift up by name the nine justices of the Supreme Court, and ask that You give them wisdom and insight that will lead them to a pono decision in this lawsuit. Please grant wisdom and insight to Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Stephen Breyer, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice David Hackett Souter, Justice John Paul Stevens, and Justice Clarence Thomas.

We remember that first and foremost, Ke Akua, our beloved Princess Pauahi loved You, and trusted You alone as the ultimate source of our peoples’ hope and restoration. So we now join together and lift up Your name in the
islands, and everywhere: "No ka mea, he Akua nui ‘o Iehova, he Ali’i nui ho’i ma luna o nä Akua apau. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods."

He inoa no Iesu Kristo, Amene.