Kanoho Pahio, former student at Waialua Girls’ Boarding School, 1881.


Arno, Dec. 1, 1881.

Miss Mary E. Green. Much aloha to you:—

I am only sending a letter to you now. The Hoku Ao landed on Nov. 23. There was a lot of news in the letters and newspapers.

My wife has not forgotten the home where she was educated. It is perhaps the life-giving spring for the Hawaiian people and for the shores here of Micronesia. There are many stars which have come out of there, from that time until now.

And now, some of her younger siblings have come here and she is here now in the Gilbert Islands, and they  will eventually bear children among the Gilbertese people.

It is true, oh younger siblings seeking education. It is hard work, and the parishes are vast. Pick up your cross and follow Jesus.

Waialua will become a spring where the life-bringing water always flows for the ignorant lands, and for our native home.

The work of the Lord did not go well in this parish this past year. There was much unrest here in this land, because of war, because of dancing, and other ignorant activities; the work of the missionaries are greatly hampered here in this land.

Pray hard to God for these people so that their darkness will end and the light will give them life.

As for us.—We have life from above. But all our time is not spent in ease, but we are constantly fighting against the adversities of this life.

We are not hesitant, for the Lord is who gives us all help. That is a short thought.

Your older sister cries for you, O Younger siblings, with aloha.

We, to you and the students,

With appreciation.

S. P. Kaai.

(Kuokoa, 4/23/1881, p. 4)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XX, Helu 17, Aoao 4. Aperila 23, 1881.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s