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As haumāna and employees at Kamehameha Schools Maui start the new school year, a video of students from the Kapālama campus offering pule is providing comfort as the island deals with the aftermath of the wildfires.

Kamehameha Schools haumāna offer pule to uplift and support Maui ʻohana

Aug. 28, 2023

As haumāna and employees at Kamehameha Schools Maui start the new school year, a video of students from the Kapālama campus offering pule is providing comfort as the island deals with the aftermath of the wildfires.

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Kahu Manu Naeʻole KSK’96 wanted to bring a gift when he recently visited the ʻAʻapueo campus.

“We stress the teaching of the two greatest commandments as Jesus explained it in Matthew 22:37-39, love God and love your neighbors,” he said. “Students watched the devastation of the fires on Maui, and inside of them stirred a desire to live out Jesus’ call to love others.”

The haumāna brainstormed a few ideas before deciding to record their prayers as a way to express their love for their neighbors. Kamehameha Schools Maui Kahu Kanani Franco KSK’91 has been sharing the clip with students in chapel and Papa Kalikiano (Christian Education).

“When I first watched that video, I was in tears. To hear from all of the haumāna, their manaʻo of aloha toward our students, toward our island, was overwhelming,” she said.

The students who participated in the video are all members of one, or both, of two teams at KS Kapālama. In the late 1940s, Kahu Stephen Desha Jr., who served as Kapālama’s kahu at the time, developed a group of haumāna to send out and help local churches on Sunday mornings. Since he thought of the idea as sending out deputies to carry out the pastoral duties of a kahu, he named them the Deputation team. The work of the team continues to this day and has expanded to include Hui o Hoʻomana (Praise team).

“The Bible encourages us to pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17), and in our own little way we wanted to let our Kamehameha Schools ʻohana and the Maui community know that others continue to pray continuously for them and for their home,” said Kahu Naeʻole.



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