wceu: September 05, 2012

Regional Meeting Hawaii, 25-29 July

Christian Endeavorers from the Australian - Pacific Region had their quadrennial meeting on the Big Island, Hawaii. The event was held in the Mokuaikaua Congregational Church in Kailua-Kona, exactly where the missionaries build the first church on Hawaii in 1820.

New-Zealand delegates

The church with the adjacent buildings, located in the center of the town, close to the harbor was ideal for the convention with about 70 participants (mainly from Hawaii). The local CE did a great job as host and was involved with serving meals, organizing the meetings and singing and dancing. Speakers came from the US, Pennsylvania and Hawaii, Solomon Islands, and Germany. Their messages dealt with the convention theme 'Let Jesus shine' and beautifully complemented each other. CE Hawaii demonstrated in the workshops their Leadership Training Event (LTE), a well organized training program for young endeavorers taught by volunteers who themselves went through the LTE and found to be gifted for teaching.

Daniel Hoffmann, WCEU Trustee speaking at the meeting

The representatives of CE in Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Hawaii met one afternoon to discuss about the WCEU Vice President from their Region from 2014 onwards, about the delegates from their unions to the WCEU council and about the place for the next Regional Meeting in 2016. Highlights of the meeting were a talent show, the Sunrise Service on Sunday and a very moving Closing Assembly with the Holy Communion. We missed Endeavorers from the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Samoa and American Samoa.

September 05, 2012, 14:55 h by Andreas A. Rudolph, General Secretary, WCEU.