Bishop Alfred Willis Leaves for Tonga, 1902.

BISHOP WILLIS TO TONGA.

Bishop Alfred E. Willis is leaving Hawaii, and not returning, aboard the steamship Ventura on the 28th of this month for Tutuila, Samoa, and from there for the island of Tonga, where he intends to take up the work of his church. Last Saturday he closed the doors of Iolani School, one of the very well known schools of this town in days gone by,  and it was established by this bishop for the advancement of the native children of this land. For his good works, there were many people gave their expressions of aloha and precious gifts to him when they heard that he will forever leave this land that he became a local to.

The population of the people of this island on which the bishop is intending to go teach the word of Christ to is 20,000; and with this number, 100 are haole. And should this trek to this island does not go well, he will continue on to New Zealand where he will put down roots.

(Aloha Aina, 5/24/1902, p. 4)

BIHOPA WILISI NO TONGA.

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke VIII, Helu 21, Aoao 4. Mei 24, 1902.

50 Years of the Anglican Church in Hawaii, 1912.

A JUBILEE CELEBRATION.

On the 21st of this month, Bishop Willis of Tonga will arrive along with his queen, to join in rejoicing over the Fiftieth Year Jubilee since the establishment of the Anglican Faith here in Hawaii.

Bishop Willis is the second Bishop who headed this faith in Hawaii nei, and as a result of Hawaii being annexed to America, the administration of the Church has transferred to the Bishop of America and he left the position he held for a long time with patience.

Because of the kindness of Bishop Restarick, who is currently the head, he invited the two of them to come and to perform together in the ceremonies prepared, and to witness the works that they established, putting much effort into moving these great endeavors forward.

Therefore, they will indeed arrive, and on one of the days of that week, the Church Convention of the Islands will be held with representatives coming together to consider ways to advance the works of God through this Faith.

[That makes this year 150 years!]

(Kuokoa, 5/10/1912, p. 8)

HE HOOMANAO IUBILE.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 19, Aoao 8. Mei 10, 1912.