Thursday, September 19, 2013

March for Life 2014

(Click to enlarge for easy reading).

Please bring your friends and family to the 41st annual Hawaii March for Life.


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Victory Rally this Palm Sunday

From 40 Days for Life Honolulu


Dear Warriors for the Unborn:

Time sure flies. We have arrived at the end of another 40 Days for Life prayer vigil. In Honolulu this has been our seventh since Fall of 2009.

Until all hearts are changed and abortions are no longer done, legally or illegally, we will continue to stand in prayer against it. Thank you to all who have answered the call of God to come out to pray in front of Planned Parenthood or to pray at home. God has heard and is collecting all our prayers and is acting on behalf of His precious unborn children.
According to the 40 Days for Life webpage, known results of our efforts so far are:

  • 7,166 lives saved
  • 77 workers quit
  • 29 clinics closed

We will be gathering together on the last day of this vigil, on Palm Sunday, March 24, to celebrate God's goodness in unity. Let's meet in front of Planned Parenthood at
 2pm until about 3:30pm. Invite friends and family and bring your signs. 

See you there.
Hosanna in the highest!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Recommended Pro-Life Movie - Meant to Be



Meant to Be is a fairly new movie with a strong pro-life message. It was produced by Christian PureFlix Production Company.  This movie is currently available via streaming on Netflix.


We're proud to announce the release of our new pro-life movie Meant to Be starring Dean Cain, Della Reese, Erika Eleniak, and Bradley Dorsey. We're particularly excited about this release with the immense opportunity and platform to speak Christ's love into the lives of thousands of women making important decisions about their pregnancies and the value of their own life. The movie deals with a dramatic story of writer Nathan Burr (Bradley Dorsey) who is in search of his birth mother after being raised in a foster home. It also intertwines with the story of a young pregnant girl named Tori (Erin Sossoman) who is dealing with the thoughts of abortion as she struggles to find any value in herself and her unborn babies life.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." -Romans 8:28

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Falling in Love with you


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Aloha Brothers,
 
Happy St. Valentine!  Here is a short poem/story written by Barbara J. Hall:
 
 
                            Falling in Love with You was one of my life's Most Perfect Moments
 
 
When I fell in love with you, I didn't stop to think it over or decide if I was thinking clearly, because my heart had taken over so completely.
 
All I knew was how I felt inside--so warm and dizzy with emotion, so immersed in brand-new feelings, and so overtaken by my love for you and the way I felt just looking in your eyes.  When you took my hand in yours and spoke those perfect words, "I love you" my heart just melted instantly.
 
I couldn't stop this feeling even if I wanted to, for the love began inside my heart and grew to such a great degree that it filled my life with a complete and special knowledge of the love I had been waiting for.
 
I found my happiness the day we met, and I'm forever grateful for that perfect moment when I fell in love with you.
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Enjoy the day and may God continue to Bless you and your wife.
 
Vivat Jesus
 
Kin

Monday, February 11, 2013

A Celebration of Marriages in Hawaii

"A celebration of wedding anniversaries at St. Elizabeth Church 2013. 70 years and still in LOVE. Congratulation to all couples and a job well done to all that coordinated the beautiful event. "

The following was shared by ALA's own Deacon Kin Borja.

https://picasaweb.google.com/102333113804561530269/WeddingAnnvryStE2013?feat=email

Thursday, February 07, 2013

40 Days for Life Spring Prayer Vigil




To the Saints of God in Honolulu:
Greetings and blessings in the name of our Father, the Giver of Life.
We hope that you were able to participate in the March for Life at the state capitol in January.  It was truly encouraging and heart-warming to see such a large turnout, and to see reports of equally strong demonstrations at our nation’s Capitol and in states across our land!
What was especially encouraging was the youth turnout; well over 50%!!  God has truly raised-up the Joshua generation to carry the torch for the Sanctity of God-given life!  Despite what our lawmakers are doing in Washington, the people of God have not given up the fight.
Riding this wave of righteousness, 40 Days for Life is beginning its Spring 2013 Campaign Prayer Vigil on February 13 We are so blessed to have been a part of the 40 Days For Life campaign since Fall 2008 and this will be Honolulu’s ninth coordinated campaign. Here is part of the success report from the national website:
There have now been 11 coordinated 40 Days for Life campaigns since 2007, mobilizing people of faith and conscience in 481 cities across the United States and Canada, plus cities in Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Belize, Denmark, England, Georgia, Germany, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Poland, Puerto Rico, Spain and Uganda.
Reports document 6,749 lives that have been spared from abortion — and those are just the ones we know about.
76 abortion workers have quit their jobs and walked away from the abortion industry.
27 abortion facilities completely shut down following local 40 Days for Life campaign.
We will start off our Honolulu Vigil on February 13, Ash Wednesday, by gathering in front of Planned Parenthood at 4p.m. We hope that this schedule will allow you to make it to your church and parish services after that. Please come out and make this a strong start. [No parking on S. King Street after 3:30 p.m.]
Please log on to our website at www.40daysforlife.com/honolulu and sign up by clicking on the Vigil Calendar to participate. Although some cities hold vigil for 24 hours around the clock, Honolulu vigil hours are held for the 12-hour minimum for the safety of our participants from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily until the final day of the Spring campaign ending on Palm Sunday, March 24. In addition to signing up individually, we encourage you to gather a group of friends and family and sign up for at least one time slot. It was impressive to see South Beretania Street, in front of the Hawaii state capitol, covered with pro-lifers during the March for Life. Let us continue together to Pray for an End to Abortion here in Hawaii and for our nation!  Hope to see you on February 13 at 4 p.m. for prayer and praise!

40 Days for Life Honolulu Team

Monday, February 04, 2013

March of Life Effects Felt in Rome

Photos from the Prayer Service Marking 40 Years of Roe v. Wade

On January 22nd, 2013 many people came to the Hawaii State Capitol to commemorate a dark day in the history of the United States.  It was the 40th anniversary of the legalization of Hawaii.  We were there to remember the millions of babies who have been killed, those still being killed and to pray for the protection of the unborn.  We also prayed for the conversion of those who advocate abortion.











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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Photos from the Hawaii March for Life

Today was the Hawaii March for Life.  Hundreds of people came to show they stand for life.  It was a blessed and joyful day at the state capitol as the following photos will show.





















Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Head of ALA's Editorial on the 40 Years of Roe v. Wade


  
By Kin Borja

On Dec. 31, 2012, there were 1,278.9 abortions performed in the United States by 8:58:10 a.m., according to statistics compiled by www.abortioncounters.com. There were 1,248,750.8 abortions in the U.S. last year; since 1973, 55,808,365.8; and worldwide since 1980, 1,279,999,313, the website reported.
In Hawaii, the trends of abortion, as reported in January 2011 by the Guttmacher Institute between 1973 and 2008, show that the annual numbers started to increase from 1973 through about 1992 and then declined until 2008, when it started to peak again. Between 1988 and 1993, about 13,000 abortions occurred in Hawaii.

Indeed, our state and our country have been very progressive toward an individual’s rights, and more people are also exerting their rights as citizens to do whatever they please. Our generations are no different from any others; but some are just more aggressive in asserting their rights to do whatever they choose to do because of the freedom given to us by our Constitution.
Consequently, we are in turmoil over basic things in life that should matter more than anything else — the dignity of the human person from conception to natural death. We may have forgotten to do things because they are the right things to do. We fail to act because of political events or pressure from people or organizations who claim that pregnancy is an avoidable inconvenience.
People should look at the statistics: forty years after Roe v. Wade and more than 50 million babies killed. What is wrong with this picture?

Having been involved in the pro-life movement since 1973, I offer some things that we might consider:
>> We need to refocus and try other methods of winning the hearts of women and men who are at times given no other alternative but to choose abortion. We need to continue to give women hope for their future and that of their babies. And when do we do this? Now!

>> We need to reclaim our faith in our God and in the awesome guidance of the Holy Spirit. We need to reclaim our families, our neighborhood, our cities and our state.

>> We need to find that glimmer of love in everyone, especially those in our communities and in the elected officials who contend with the atrocities of life. We need to pray that they “harden not their hearts” but be open to the loving presence of God.

>> We can change people’s attitude about abortion and all anti-life concerns and issues by showing them the value and dignity of the human person from conception to natural death. We need to shower them with the love of God.

The root of the problem is within the families. It is hard for parents to give their children the love that they deserve for various reasons, especially economic ones. Most of the time, both parents must work to support their families; consequently, they don’t have enough time for the needs of their children.

Aloha Life Advocates (formerly Hawaii Right to Life) is committed to educating our people about the positive aspects of life. Our slogan, “A Clear Voice for Life!” echoes our mission to be advocates for the unborn, for the aged and disabled, for the victims of teenage human trafficking. We work with our young people to understand the value of abstinence and their worth in the scheme of things.

In Hawaii, we contend with the fact that abortion is readily available and encouraged by people with little conception of the value of the human dignity. We can hide the pain, but the pain persists. Aloha Life Advocates are reaching out to not only our children but the parents as well. We are working hard to promote legislation that would provide parents with the right to be given notification prior to the execution of abortion procedures.

Someone once said, “As families go, our nation follows.” We need to reinforce the family structure with the foundation of love. We need to provide the leadership in shaping the future of our children as they grow and live in our communities. The integrity and dignity placed in them by God cannot be altered by people. Although we need to be flexible in our approach to life, our foundation must be firm and stable.

Lastly, we need to enjoy the life that we have with our children.
Society cannot teach our children the way to live. We need to take that responsibility as stewards of our God. We need to fully demonstrate our love for our children and to empower them to make valued decisions.
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Deacon Kin Borja is the president of Aloha Life Advocates. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Tomorrow is Ask Them What They Mean by Choice Day

From Jill Stanek:



The plan is simple. We will devote the entire day online tomorrow to calling abortion proponents out - writing our own blog posts on the real meaning of "choice," commenting on their blog posts, and questioning all their Facebook and Twitter blather. We will also make good use of their designated Twitter hashtag, #Tweet4Choice.

  Ask Them What They Mean by Choice Day