To facilitate the reconciliation of indigenous
peoples to their Creator and His Son, Jesus Christ, in the spirit and truth of the way He made them.
To facilitate the reconciliation
of indigenous peoples to their Creator:
The Creator God of the Bible is not
a foreign God. He loves indigenous people and has been a part of their history and culture from the beginning.
To facilitate the reconciliation
of indigenous peoples with Jesus Christ:
Jesus Christ is the
Son of the Creator of all people and He loves all people equally. To let indigenous people know that any atrocities that have
been perpetrated by the church, “Christian” nations, or Christians were wrong and did not come from Jesus.
To facilitate the reconciliation
of indigenous peoples with whom they are in Christ:
To let indigenous people
know that God lovingly created them exactly as He wanted them; that He has been with them and loved them throughout their
history, that He left many treasures and worthy traditions within their culture, and that He desires they freely worship Him
with, and celebrate, the beautiful and unique cultural expressions that flow from them.
To facilitate the reconciliation
of indigenous peoples with the Body of Christ, His church:
To repent of any atrocities
that have been perpetrated by the church, “Christian” nations, or Christians; to teach Christians of the need
to repent of these atrocities and to recognize, respect, appreciate, and celebrate the unique and indispensable gifts each
people group brings to the Body of Christ so that indigenous peoples and the church can truly be in unity and become the many
unique parts of the one Body of Christ.
ALOHA KE AKUA Ministries is a non-denominational,
religious non-profit corporation registered in the State of Hawaii.
Aloha Ke Akua founders and spiritual
Rev. Daniel and Yolanda Kikawa, Rev. David and Laurie Kahiapo, Leon
|Leon Siu and David Kahiapo
Board of Directors:
Rev. Daniel and Yolanda Kikawa
Rev. John Trusdell
Rev. Ken Tomita
President: Rev. Daniel Kikawa
For more info on the President click here
Vice President: Rev. John Trusdell
Secretary: Yolanda Kikawa
Treasurer: James Yamada
Rev. Don Richardson, Ph.D. –– Many
consider Don to be the father of modern Culture Based and Culture Specific Evangelism. Don is one of the most sought after
and respected missionary speakers in the world. He wrote two best-selling books, The Peace Child and Lords of the Earth, and
the Christian Review’s Christy Award winner, Eternity in Their Hearts. He is a contributor to the Perspectives curriculum
for the U.S. Center for World Missions and recently authored the book, Secrets of the Koran.
Hoefer, Ph.D. – Dr. Hoefer served for 15 years as a missionary of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod to
India. He currently is Professor of Theology at Concordia University, Portland, Oregon, and LCMS Area Director for India and
Sri Lanka. He is the chairman of the Rethinking Hindu Ministry Forum. His writings have been primarily on the subject of faith
and culture, most notably in the book Churchless Christianity about the non-baptized believers in Christ in India. He has
written articles for Missions Frontiers magazine (US Center for World Missions).
– John is the author of the best-selling book, Taking Our Cities for God and the groundbreaking, Healing America’s
Wounds. He is the president of YWAM (over 15,000 full time staff and over 100,000 short term missionaries yearly in over 600
mission bases in more than 150 nations, founder of the International Reconciliation Coalition and a member of the Board of
Regents of the University of the Nations (A Bible college with over 277 campuses in 98 nations, 51 languages and 14,000 students
from162 nations annually)
Island Breeze Hawaii Board (Tom and Becky Fernandez, Peni and Paoakalani
Patu, Kealoha and Taimane Kaopua, Sione and Leinaala Fruean, Eruera Kawe) – Island Breeze has a worldwide ministry and
has been a pioneer in Culture Specific Evangelism since the late 1970s. Island Breeze has been a part of helping well over
a 100,000 indigenous people come to know Jesus.
Dr. Monte (Ph.D.) and Linda Ohia (Maori)
– Monte and Linda are indigenous leaders and founders of the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous Peoples. Monte
is one of the most respected and best known Maori elders in New Zealand for his work in Maori language and education.
Joseph Ozawa, A.B., M.A.T., Ph.D. – With two degrees from Harvard University and
a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, Dr. Ozawa is a licensed clinical psychologist in Hawaii and California.
In Singapore, Dr. Ozawa was a Senior Psychologist with Asia Pacific Mission, Ltd. He was the Senior Director of the
Family and Juvenile Justice Centre and Director of Psychological Services at the courts of Singapore as well as Head of the
Psychological Services Unit at the Ministry of Community Development; in addition, he was a Senior Consultant Psychologist
to the Ministry of Education of Singapore. He has consulted as a Psychologist in over 20 nations. He has ministered in over
30 nations and has been a consultant to World Vision International for 13 years in over 18 nations. He has been a lecturer
at Bible colleges in the USA (including Fuller Theological Seminary), Singapore, and Hong Kong.
Rev. Mark Blair, M.A.R., Th.M. – Director, International Christian Fellowship
M.A.R. and Th.M. Westminster Theological Seminary
Professor of Theology, Church
of Uganda (Anglican), 1983-90
Pastor of Haili Church, 1991-97
Missionary to Kazakhstan, since 1998.
Professor, Central Asian Theological Seminary
Former Director and Professor, Kazakhstan Evangelical Christian Seminary
Richard Twiss (Native American) – Richard is a member of the Rosebud Lakota/Sioux Tribe. He and his wife Katherine
are co-founders of Wiconi International. He is a sought after speaker and travels and teaches extensively on developing a
Kingdom worldview in a multi-ethnic world. He leads teams of Native Americans around the world who use their traditional
culture as a bridge for evangelism. His book, One Church Many Tribes, is published by Regal Books. He has been a guest on
Focus on the Family, 700 Club, TBN spoken for Promise Keepers and conducts diversity awareness seminars for Christian and
non-Christian organizations and government agencies. Richard is also currently a doctoral canditate at Asbury Seminary.
Sam Webb, Ph.D. – President of Grace Bible Ministries International, a network of churches and ministries
in Hawaii, the U.S. mainland, and abroad. Five years as a missionary to Guam from 1972-77. Since 2001 – International
Apostolic Team of Morning Star International
Terry LeBlanc (Native American – Mi’kmaq/Acadian)
– Terry is a leader in the Native American and indigenous movement worldwide. He is in his 32nd year of marriage
to Bev and is the father of three. He is Director of My People International, and teaches as a sessional and guest lecturer
at various colleges, seminaries and universities. He is one of the founders and current Chair of NAIITS (North American
Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies), a new approach to biblical and theological reflection, writing and education
for Native North Americans. Terry is also currently a doctoral canditate at Asbury Seminary.
Mary Boyd – Sought after Hawaiian kupuna in Hawai`i and internationally.
Colleado (Hawaiian) – Hanalei is the senior pastor of Pu‘uhonua O ‘Iao, a ministry for Native Hawaiians
Rev. Kawewehi Pundyke – Kawewehi ministers with Rev. Hanalei Colleado
at Pu‘uhonua O ‘Iao and for the Native Hawaiian community at large.
– Hawaiian Historian with a ministry for Hawaiians and Polynesians. Educates the church and Hawaiians alike on Hawaiian
history. He is a Historian at the Bailey House museum and for the Lahaina walking history tours.
Klein (Israel) – Arni and his wife, Yonit, lead Emmaus Way ministry in Tel Aviv. Arni is a sought after speaker
Rev. Junji Ono, S.T.M. (Japan) – Rev. Ono is a divisional supervisor, Hawaii
District, of the Foursquare denomination for Japanese house churches. He is one of the co-producers of "God's Fingerprint
in Japan" and is a professional interpreter.
Don Mapes – Don is the award winning videographer and producer/director of the
videos Let My People Go (the story of David and Dale Garratt), Call to the Nations (the 1st World Christian Gathering on Indigenous
People), The Promise (the 4th World Christian Gathering on Indigenous People), and Courage to Live (the Charlie and Lucy Wedemeyer
Rev. Jorie and Christie West (Native American) – Jorie and her daughter Christie
(Cherokee/Creek), perform as Sayani , their first CD, Nvda Sunalei, was nominated for the Native American Music Awards, Hoku,
and Indian Summer Awards. They have a ministry to native peoples.
Kenneth Wong, J.D. –
Attorney and Christian leader, Ken advises us on legal matters.
Shanette Martin – Shanette
directs a successful ministry to the Colored community in South Africa.
Tom Hallas – Tom
is a member of the Global Leadership Team (GLT) for YWAM and has been YWAM's Field Director for Asia & the Pacific since
1980. He has been a missionary for 34 years.
Renaldo and Braulia Ribero – Renaldo and
Braulia are Amazon tribes mission base directors and sought after international speakers. Braulia is the President of YWAM
Donna Jordan – YWAM Associates International. Donna is a sought after speaker
and counselor to missionaries world-wide.
Fay Williams – Missionary for over 30 years,
author of The World in Their Hearts.
David Garratt – World renowned music producer and
worship leader. Founded Scripture in Song publishing and New Sound publishing.
Rev. Francis Oda, Arch.D. –
Senior Pastor of New Life church (Grace Bible International) and Hawaii business leader.
Paresa – Lissa is a former Miss Aloha Hula and leader of the Glad Tidings Church (AOG) halau.
Tim Carigon – Tim is the senior pastor at Hilo Missionary church and leads regular missions to Thailand.
and Rev. Nalani Subiono – John and Nalani lead the native ministry at 1st Assembly of God, Hamakua and Nalani
leads the halau there.
Kamuela and Lei Kahalehili – Kamuela is the worship leader and
Lei is the Missions Director for Glad Tidings church (AOG)
Myles and Joyce Kawakami –
Founders of Pray Maui, Harvest Evangelism Associates for Hawaii, with Ed Silvoso. Joyce is the director of Feed My Sheep a
food program for families in need. Myles is a business leader on Maui and in marketplace ministry. Myles and Joyce have been
intercessors for, and worked closely with Aloha Ke Akua for many years.
Rev. Jerry and Jan Parks
– founders of Hukilau Ministries, board members of the Sentinel Group (George Otis, Jr.)
JoAnn McCollum – Graphic artists and Christian leaders
James Yamada – *coming soon
This Ministry is made possible through the generosity of friends
and partners that faithfully pray and financially support the work that God has called us to accomplish. If you would like
to help us fulfill our vision, you may do so by making a contribution to Aloha Ke Akua Ministries. -Mahalo
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