This is an independent blog. Please note that I am nowhere near fluent, and that these are not translations, but merely works in progress. Please do comment if you come across misreads or anything else you think is important.
YESTERDAY MADE A FULL ONE-HUNDRED YEARS SINCE THE MISSIONARIES LEFT BOSTON.
The image below is of the very first group of Missionaries to leave Boston, on the 23 of the month of October, 1819. Yesterday makes a full one hundred years from their leaving America aboard the brig [mokupe’a] Thaddeus, and landed at Kailua, Hawaii, on the 4th of April, 1820. Seen are each of their names beneath their pictures; and on the 10th of April of this coming year, it will be a hundred years since their arrival in Hawaii nei, with commemorations held for them by Hawaii’s people in this town. Continue reading →
THE TIME IS OVER WHEN HAWAIIAN PEOPLE ARE BLINDED.
In 1820, the missionaries came to Hawaii nei and taught the good of God and they instructed—do not accumulate wealth on earth or it will be destroyed by bugs and by rot, but instead accumulate your wealth in heaven, where thieves cannot steal it; therefore, look to the heavens, there is God.
It is a true, this lahui heeded the teachings of the missionaries from Boston, and their voices became something important to this lahui for 66 years without dissent. Continue reading →