'Made In Hope' founder to speak at Wailuku church
Michelle Tolentino of Manila will be speaking at Wailuku Door of Faith Church at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Tolentino was a Compassion International child, who went from living in the slums of Manila to graduating from Moody Bible Institute with a master's degree. After graduating from the institute, Tolentino returned to her childhood neighborhood to give other children hope.
She has founded the ministry, "Made In Hope," that helps young girls recover from abuse and is helping to establish a similar program in Colombia.
Tolentino also has been a featured speaker at the annual Hawaiian Island Ministries Conference.
For more information, call 244-1286.
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Free lecture on resolving problems offered July 24
The Rev. Marvin Harada of Orange County Buddhist Temple in California will discuss "Resolving Life's Problems through Buddhism" from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 24 at Kahului Hongwanji Mission.
The lecture is free and part of the Buddhist Study Center of Hawaii's Summer Session 2014 - Maui Session.
Through the Dharma or teachings, Buddhists over many centuries have been able to transcend and be liberated from life's problems, a news release said. Harada will explore how the ordinary problems of life, both big and small, can be overcome through Buddhism.
Kahului Hongwanji Mission is located at 291 S. Puunene Ave. For more information, call 871-4732.
Key figure in South African apartheid fight to lead services
The Rev. Allan Boesak, a key figure in the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa, will be the guest preacher at Keawala'i Congregational Church in Makena for four Sundays this month, beginning Sunday, the Board of Deacons of the church said.
He will speak at the 7:30 and 10 a.m. worship services.
Boesak is recognized as a humanitarian involved in global struggles for human rights; social, economic and ecological justice; and gender and sexual justice, a news release said. He is an ordained minister with a doctoral degree in theology from the Protestant Theological University in Kampen, the Netherlands.
He is the author of 17 books and has been honored wth the Robert Kennedy Human Rights Award, Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award and the King Hintsa Bravery Award from the Royal Xhosa House.
He, his wife, Elna, and daughter, Andrea, are being hosted by the deacons of the church, located at 5300 Makena Road.
For more information, call 879-5557.