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Global Missions Conference 2019

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Hawaiian Mission Bicentennial Celebrations & Global Missions Conference
October 20–November 3, 2019


Hebrews 11 is an amazing chapter of the Bible. It recounts exciting stories of Bible heroes who “by faith” walked with God, built an ark, left their homes in hopes of an eternal home. By faith, they trusted God to give them a child, or hid their precious son away in a floating basket. They conquered kingdoms, administered justice, received back their dead, faced chains and imprisonment. The stories are endless. These were, in fact, not super-human heroes, but ordinary people like you and me. Their faith in God was what mattered, not their intelligence, skill, or resources— for “without faith it is impossible to please God.”

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Dr. Ku'uipolani Kanahele Wong

Dr. Ku’uipolani Kanahele Wong was born and raised on the island of Ni’ihau and is the Graduate Chair and an Associate Professor of the Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language. She is also the coordinator for the Mānaleo (Native Speaker) Program. She holds her doctorate degree of Philosophy of Education in Curriculum Studies from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.

Kahu (Senior Pastor) Kenneth Makuakāne

Kahu (Senior Pastor) Kenneth Makuakāne was born and raised in Hilo, Hawai'i. After graduating from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama campus, he attended the University of Hawai'i at Hilo. Following an accomplished music career, in 2010, Kahu Makuakāne answered the call to authorized ministry and began working at the Hawai'i Conference of the United Church of Christ, first as an Associate for Church Vitality, and ending his tenure as an Associate Conference Minister and the Papa Makua (the head minister) for the Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches. He currently serves at Senior Pastor at Kawaiaha'o Church.

David Ro

David Ro currently chairs the Asia 2020 Congress; convening 700 Asian pastors, theologians and mission leaders for global missions.  He also serves as the Regional Director for the Lausanne Movement in East Asia, the Co-Director the Christy Wilson Mission Center at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and an Adjunct Faculty teaching missions and church planting at the seminary.  David is a graduate of Wheaton College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity and Peking University with an International MBA. He is a frequent speaker, mobilizer and is a leading source for the church in urban China. David and his wife, Jackie, along with two of their four kids, reside in East Asia.



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OCT 20 | Bicentennial Celebration

  • 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM, and 4:00 PM Welcome special guests Pastor Kenneth Makuakāne and Dr. Ku'uipolani Kanahele Wong.
  • 9:45 AM & 5:30 PM The Sandwich Island Mission: Hawaiian Perspectives. Panel discussion exploring issues related to the impact of the Hawaiian missionaries on Hawaiian culture, and its lessons for missions today.
  • 3:00 PM Translating the Hawaiian Bible. Seminar to learn more about the Bible translation effort that culminated in the 2017 publication of Ka Baibala Hemolele, the most up to date version of the Hawaiian Bible. Helen Kaowili, who led the efffort, will conduct the workshop.

OCT 23 | Daytime Commemoration Activities

  • 9:00 AM Reading of the Instructions of the Prudential Committee to the Missionaries (Park Street Church Sanctuary)
  • 10:00 AM Walk to Long Wharf from which the Thaddeus set sail.
  • 11:30 AM Lunch at the Chart House Reservation required. *Please note: The restaurant is on the 3rd floor with no elevator access.
  • 1:30 PM Boat Tour of the Boston Harbor Reservation required.
  • 3:00 PM Translating the Hawaiian Bible. Seminar to learn more about the Bible translation effort that culminated in the 2017 publication of Ka Baibala Hemolele, the most up to date version of the Hawaiian Bible. Helen Kaowili, who led the efffort, will conduct the workshop. 

OCT 23 | Evening Commemoration Program

7:00 PM A special evening of celebration including the dramatic presentation of “My Name is 'Ōpūkaha'ia.” The story of 'Ōpūkaha'ia is instrumental in understanding the history of 19th century Hawaii and its connection to New England. Moses Goods, one of Hawaii’s finest actors, presents a theatrical performance which portrays the personal journey that Henry 'Ōpūkaha'ia experienced and the long-reaching influence this journey had on the history of Hawaii.

Boston to Hawaii 2020

Over a hundred visitors from Hawaii will be joining us in Boston to commemorate the departure of the missionaries, who left in October, 1819. We are considering sending a group from Park Street in April 2020, to celebrate the missionaries' arrival six months later and to join in the planned festivities. Please let us know your level of interest in a trip like this, factors that are important in your decision-making, and any additional questions you may have. Completing the form will not obligate you in any way, but filling it out will assure that you receive additional information. Thank you!

Hawaii Trip Interest Form





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OCT 26 | Love Boston Day 

Come serve our city together! Love Boston Day is a wonderful time of fellowship and service. Register here for one of the eight service projects being offered this year.

OCT 27 | Sunday Services

Hear from guest speaker David Ro, and a panel of Park Street missionaries, about how God is moving in the world as His people step out in faith.

OCT 27 | Welcome Center Display

Visit the Welcome Center to learn about Park Street Church's Strategic Priorities in Mission.

OCT 27 | Park Street International Fellowship Open House

Share a time of worship, study of the Word, and even a meal with Park Street's International Fellowship (PSIF) members, representing many countries from around the globe.

OCT 28-NOV 1 | Noontime Prayer

Join our missionaries as we pray for the Strategic Priorities of our Mission Program. 

OCT 31 | Thursday Night Outreach Open House

Come check out Thursday Night Outreach's ministry to our homeless neighbors on the Boston Common.

NOV 1 | Concert of Prayer & Praise for the World

Pray for the world together in an evening of praise and worship. (Childcare provided.)

NOV 2 | Global Professionals Meeting

Join other professionals in Park Street's Global Professional Community at the Van Baay House in Cambridge. Fellowship and prayer first Saturday of each month from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Van Baay House in Cambridge. All who are interested in using their career or profession globally are welcome! RSVP

NOV 3 | Kid's Missions Experience

Travel the world to see how God is at work. Meet some Park Street missionaries and get a taste of the cultures where they serve. 

NOV 3 | Morning Community Hour Panels

Hear from our missionaries and discuss how we can "step out in faith" in the coming year. 

NOV 3 | Missions All-Church Luncheon & Missions All-Church Dinner

Come share a meal with our missionaries and discuss how we can "step out in faith" in the coming year.

For more information contact: Park Street Missions