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Senior Pastor Isakara “Ike” and Elizabeth Sataraka and the late Rev. Aofia Faleafine answered the call of God in their lives May 10th, 1981. They answered the call and responded to the cry of a hurting people at home (Honolulu) and abroad. During the Vietnam era the people were trying to find places to start a new life. Vietnamese children were lost as they watched and witness the destruction of their homes, homeland and their country as well as cruelty done to their parents and love ones. Parents took the risk as boat people to challenge the rough open seas just to find a place for a new beginning and hope for a new future for their families.

Outreach to the inner cities of America started in Honolulu in 1982. It was establish to feed the hungry and to touch the lives of a dying generation ruined by gangs and drugs in Honolulu. A feeding program was established to feed the homeless at A’ala Park three days a week couple with preaching and sharing the love of God through His Word.

In July of 1983 missions were sent to the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Long Beach California. The first missionary was sent to Japan through youth with a mission. Missionaries were sent to American Samoa. In 1985 missions were going into Samoa, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Korea and Tonga. Our youth were able to reach the people through our missions to preach the gospel. Churches were established and planted and Pastors were placed to train and build the body of new believers in Christ and to prepare and equip them for the harvest.

In July of 1982 financial support was sent to the John Douglas Orphanage to build wells to supply water for the Orphanage of Africa.

In July of 1983 the hospital ministry was started with the Women’s Ministry taking the lead. The prison ministry started, men and women and the youth took the Gospel behind bars to the incarcerated. For this is the mission of the church called out from the darkness into His marvelous light. In Luke 4:18, Isaiah 61:1-3 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me.”

  1. To preach the good news to the poor.
  2. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners.
  3. To open the eyes of the blind.
  4. To release the oppressed.
  5. To proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.
  6. To comfort the mourn.
  7. Provide for those who grieve.
  8. Give them the crown of beauty instead of ashes.
  9. To give them oil of gladness instead of mourning.
  10. To give the garment of praise- instead of spirit of despair.
  11. Call them oaks of righteousness
  12. Planting of God to display his splendor


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