"In the beginning was the Word...
...and the Word was made flesh
and dwelt among us." - John 1:1-14
The Word of God enters those that believe and they become a new creation. It is "Good News'" News that needs to be proclaimed to all the world. People hear the Gospel but they must also see it living in others. Jesus did not just proclaim the Word. He dwelt among them and so must we if we are to have an eternal effect upon men's lives.
The early missionaries to the kingdom of Hawaii came in faith - Faith that the Word of God might dwell among the natives of Hawaii. They labored, suffered and denied themselves for the Gospel's sake. Some of them came for a few years, others for many. Some spent the rest of their lives laboring in the "Fields of the Harvest" and died there.
They were not disappointed. The Spirit of the Living God showed up in great power and conviction. Over the years many thousands of Hawaiian natives repented under the power of the Word's conviction and followed the One who gave His life for All sin, for All men (Peoples) and for All time. Eventually almost the entire native population was affected by what was called "The Great Awakening." A move of God of world renown that seemed to start in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii and spread to the other islands of Hawaii.
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
"How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?
And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard?
And how shall they hear without a preacher?
And how shall they preach, except they be sent?" - Romans 10
But there was a greater move of God happening in the 1800's before and after that. A move of conviction to "Go ye forth into all the world and preach the Gospel." At "home" many others supported the work. Over the years since many thousands have gone forth in the name of the One whom they served "to all nations, tongues and kindred. We owe them a debt of gratitude...
In this library of missionaries to Hawaii, we have and will continue to endeavor to gather information about the 90 or so missionaries and many wives that were "sent out" to Hawaii.
Most of the missionaries were sent out by the A.B.C.F.M. (American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions) and others came independently. Their profiles can be found in the menu at the top of each page along with lists in different formats.
Their stories should never be lost.
"How beautiful are the feet of them
that preach the gospel of peace,
and bring glad tidings of good things!"
"Their sound went into all the earth, and
their words unto the ends of the world."
- Romans 10