Even before it had a name, Lawai International Center was built and defined by grace.
It was grace that sparked the first glimmerings of hope in those who recognized its energy and built its shrines: the Native Hawaiians and immigrants who followed them.
It was grace that led Grandma Nonaka to bring new life to a place long forgotten.
And now, more than a century after it was founded, it is the grace of the volunteers that sustains Lawai as a source of light and hope for the world.
This year, more than 1,600 volunteers and supporters heard the call and gave of their hearts and hands. They knew that the love, time and effort they devoted to Lawai would expand exponentially, beyond all boundaries, sending light and grace to the universe.
And they built, tangibly, too. The Hall of Compassion stands firmly on these sacred grounds, an anthem of generosity and hope. With its 13th-century temple architecture, it will remain standing for more than 1,000 years.
Together we have proven that miracles are real.
As we anticipate 2014, we reflect on the grace that has brought us this far and the compassion that will lead us forward.
As with the light that knows no end, and it’s in this spirit that we welcome your ongoing participation. Mahalo nui loa for all you have done, and for continuing to move us forward.
Lawai International Center, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, can be supported by Clicking Here for online contributions.
Or you can mail your tax-deductible donation to 5678 Ani St., Kapaa, HI 96746. Checks are payable to Lawai International Center. Non profit ID #99-0293918. Contact Lynn (808) 639-4300, LM@hawaii.rr.com
Our gratitude, like Lawai, is boundless.
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