Anahola Baptist Church celebrates 40th anniversary with soggy lu‘au

Members and supporters of the Anahola Baptist Church endured wet-weather conditions to come out and celebrate the church’s 40th anniversary last Sunday.

People flew over to Kaua‘i from all over for the event, such as Michael Wexler, missionary to the Samburu tribe in Kenya, Africa; outer-islander and retired school teacher from Kaimuki Elementary, Julia McCullen; and founding Pastor Arza E. Brown and wife Ruth Brown of Lahaina, Maui.

Kahu Daniel Costales, pastor of Berean Bible Church in Hilo on the Big Island, sang “Jesus is the Sweetest Name I Know,” a song his father, the Rev. Tim Costales, used to sing in prior church services.

Mayor Bryan J. Baptiste joined the congregation for the main worship service, before heading out to another Sunday event.

As people arrived and departed, Mike Groves, umbrella in hand, escorted them to and from their cars.

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