News from our Asia/Pacific Area Directors Jeff and Penny Vann
When former short-term missionary Dr. Kimon Nicolaides retired from the U.S. military, he and his wife, Chin Lee, decided to stay where they were stationed last – in Hawaii. They felt the call from the Lord to plant a new Advent Christian church there.
Rev. Efren Miranda, who presides over our Advent Christian Conference in the Philippines, is excited about this new ministry. Efren has learned about a good number of Filipinos out in that area, and has begun coordinating with the pastors of those people. He wants to make sure that Filipinos who hire on as overseas contract workers in Hawaii know about this new opportunity to connect with other Advent Christians there.
Western Regional Superintendent Jim Crouse has also been keeping up with the progress of this new Advent Christian church plant. After a recent phone call with Kimon, Jim says that the couple is in the process of planning a special Easter outreach event, and plan to distribute 10,000 flyers to advertise and promote it. They are also in need of a suitable location for the event.
In the Nicolaides’ February newsletter, they mention a few more opportunities:
• Still in the process of putting together a worship team.
• Currently ministering regularly in local correctional facilities.
• Sharing food and preaching to the homeless.
• Holding a weekly Bible study in the home of a native Hawaiian.
Praise the Lord for what he is doing in Hawaii, and we ask him to bless the work of Kimon and Chin Lee Nicolaides, and provide the support they need to build and establish a strong church there.