CST’s Response to the Fires on Maui
Our hearts bleed for the people, churches, and all of life in Maui after the devastating fires that destroyed so much. Our prayers continue for the survivors who lost almost everything, especially those who have lost loved ones during the most destructive fire in Hawaii’s history. We also pray for one of our alum, Pastor John Crewe, who is the appointed pastor of Lahaina United Methodist Church, and his family. Tragically, the church and the parsonage were completely destroyed during the fire. We are grateful that Pastor John and his wife are now safe in a shelter. We were not the only ones who lost church buildings, as the oldest church in Maui and the Buddhist church were also lost.
Please keep all of Maui in your prayers. If you wish to make a donation, please see the instructions below:
Online Giving: Individuals can give to the Lahaina Relief Fund at calpacumc.org/donate. Churches can also use this link or include gifts through the online apportionment portal at calpacumc.org/giveapportionment.
Giving by Check: Gifts for the Lahaina Relief Fund can be made payable to the California-Pacific Conference and sent to California-Pacific Conference, Lahaina Relief Fund, PO Box 6006, Pasadena CA 91102-6006.
Let us be the hope for Maui and all of Hawaii!
Grant Hagiya, President