Hakalau Jodo Mission: Honoring the Past and Engaging the Community...Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
While the building we all recognize as the Hakalau Jodo Mission was built in 1936, there has been a Hakalau Jodo Mission since 1904. Now, we are seeking historic designation of the current structure as a way to honor the past, and recognize the way in which the Mission contributed to the social and cultural well-being of those living in the area.
The Hakalau Jodo Mission embodies the spirit of community engagement. The history is portrayed through translations of Mission documents and a collection of photographs. (If you have photographs to share, please contact us!) In addition to Church ceremonies and events, there were numerous community activities ranging from plays, boy scouts, and baseball to feeding the community during strikes.
Today, the Hakalau Jodo Mission continues its commitment to the community. Community activities include senior lunches, bon dance and yoga classes. Learn more about these on the Calendar of Events and learn more about Church services and celebrations on the Hakalau Jodo Mission Today webpage.
The use of the Mission today, whether for Church activities or community activities, helps to preserve the Mission so it will be available for us in the future.
Why we created hakalauhome.com
Creating hakalauhome.com is our way of showing our respect for those who came before us, to build upon the history and share it broadly, and to showcase the collective effort of residents of Hakalau today.
Updates as of March 1, 2018
... a source of information for former and current residents that captures the historical, cultural and social uniqueness of our community