Tuesday, September 11, 2001

Where will you be?

Tuesday, September 11, 2001

 Dearest family and friends,
I know I just sent out a letter a couple of days ago but I felt the Lord leading me to send out another note after all of the things that have happened today (yesterday for you guys on the East coast). I just
got back from a prayer meeting that was held at Calvary Chapel. Several points were brought up that I
feel I need to share with all of you. In the book of Nehemiah in the Bible, Nehemiah says a prayer that I think fits the situation that we, as Americans, are in. Read Nehemiah 1:2-11. In this Nehemiah prays-
"O Lord, God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and obey his commands, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel (v 10) They are your servants and your people, whom you redeemed by your great strength and your mighty hand. O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayers of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man."

For my brothers and sisters in Christ, I ask and pray that you will join with me and the other believers of this great nation and pray. Pray diligently!!! Pray hard!!! Pray unceasingly!!! Pray for the survivors,
pray for the rescue workers for strength, pray for the medical workers for kindness and compassion towards the patients, pray for President Bush that he will make the right decisions and that he will lead this country closer to you, pray for the families that are searching for loved ones, pray for the families that have lost loved ones, pray that justice will come to those that did these acts, pray for love toward all people (even our enemies).

For those of you that do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, I pray that you will come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. He is the only way to spend eternity in Heaven. In John
14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

First you must realize that you are a sinner- "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"  Romans 3:23.
Second you must believe that Christ came to earth as a man and died for your sins and mine.
Then you must accept the gift of salvation. You must pray and ask forgiveness of your sins and ask him to be Lord of your life. It is more than just having a knowledge that there is a God, it is a personal relationship with him.

Don't put off till tomorrow for we are not guaranteed another breath never the less another day. Please take your eternity seriously. I can guarantee that the people aboard those planes or in the towers didn't know when they woke up this morning that it would be there last day with us. Please don't take that chance.
 A comment was made tonight- "After the tragedy today, heaven and hell were very busy."  Which side will you be on?  Please email me back if you have any questions. I am far from knowing all of the answers but I can pass the questions on to my pastor here and I can pray for you. Prayer works and I want to see you all spend eternity in heaven. You are in my prayers.

 Much love and God's blessings,

 Angela Dawn Calhoun

Saturday, September 8, 2001

Life happens

Just thought that I would drop a short (hopefully) note to let you know that I am still alive and kicking. Everything is going very well in my little corner of the world. For the past couple of weeks, life has been a little bit crazy with parent/teacher conferences, baby showers, birthday parties, working on projects, and getting more involved in the life of Molokai.

Parent/teacher conferences went very well. I had a good opportunity to talk with my 5th grade student's parents (or guardians) and witness to some of them. It is amazing to me what some of these students are dealing with. Please keep these students in your prayers. I am very thankful that the parents were open to the comments that I made and were willing to listen and work with their child more at home.

One of the ladies that I go to church with is expecting a baby in the next month, so we threw a surprise baby shower for her last night. She had no idea that we were doing this, which made it even more fun. We played several “baby shower” games and the ironic part is that Jenn and I won more than half of the games. Most of the other ladies had children, we don't.

This past week, the 5th grade class at MCA has been studying the pilgrims and Indians in History. I decided to do a project and have each of the students do a different part and then on Monday have a thanksgiving dinner. Little did I know how well it would go over. One of the students, built a tepee in our classroom that is large enough to get in. He and another student decorated it with Native American designs. Another student built a pilgrim house out of press board. The rest of the students worked on papers about the Mayflower and the first Thanksgiving. Some made costumes while others made up a bulliten board. The parents of the students are coming to the classroom on Monday for our feast. I praise the Lord that this idea went over so well.

Life on Molokai- The Lord has truly blessed me in helping to fit in on Molokai. I have been invited to sing with the Praise and Worship team at Molokai Baptist Church. I have started volunteering at the local (and the only) Christian bookstore. It is run solely on a volunteer basis. I have also gotten involved in keeping the Nursery and cleaning the church. With things like this it makes Molokai seem more like home.

Everything is going well and I appreciate all of you notes, emails, and prayers. Let me know if I can pray for anything specifically for you. I hope everything is going well for you.

Saturday, September 1, 2001


During the past month, since the summer team has left, life on Molokai has changed for me. I went from being surrounded by people my own age with similar interests to a life where there are very few single females in their twenties. Through all of this God has truly shown his awesome power and bestowed blessing after blessing. Molokai is a place to see God's abundant blessings- from the rainbows to the crystal blue oceans. You can see God's beauty everywhere.

School started here on July 30th. It came as quite a surprise when I found out that I would be teaching 5th grader's all day long with one 6th grade class at the end of the day. Even though it surprised me, God knew about it way before I even took the position. He has given me a peace about this and has blessed me with the knowledge that I have needed to teach these hungry students. It is so awesome that He equips us for tasks that we could never imagine taking on by ourselves.

Learning is completely rely on God in everything that I do is the lesson that I am being taught. It could be unsettling to not know where your next paycheck is coming from but God has proved to me time after time that He will always provide. Life here on Molokai is much more simple than life on the mainland (no clothing stores, no McDonald's, and you have to fly off island to go to Wal-mart- imagine that!!!). In price comparison, things are a bit more pricey- a gallon of gas is $2.24 for regular unleaded and a gallon of milk is $6.50- just to name a couple of items.

My living expenses run about $450/month. If you feel so led to send support on a regular basis, please send the tax deductible donation to me at PO Box 9, Hoolehua, HI 96729 made out to Molokai Christian Academy.

Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and support. May God bless you in everything that you do.