Hawaii Jodo Shu Rengo Fujinkai Scholarship Award
Ashley Mizuo was awarded the 2014 Namiye Nakamura Scholarship. On behalf of the Hawaii Jodo Shu Rengo Fu-jinkai, Ashley was presented with her scholarship check on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at our Sunday Service by Hono-lulu Jodo Shu President, Sally Hayashi. Ms. Hayashi read the letter from Jan Nakamura, Scholarship Chairperson which accompanied the check and also stated the best wishes from Hawaii Rengo Fujinkai President Eleanor Miyake.
Guest Speaker at Father’s Day Service
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Richard Kimura who teaches Karate at Jodo Mission was our guest speaker on June 15, 2014. Kimura sensei gave an interesting talk about Karate as a form of marshal arts but he also tries to teach his students not only the fighting part or self- defense marshal arts but also you must have a heart—taking in- to consideration mind, body and soul.
One of the most interesting thing he mentioned was that as a former NCIS investigator, he said many of the criminals he encountered could have had their lives changed or gone in a different direction if only they had gone to church or had a teacher to guide them that it isn’t only the fighting that is important but you must balance your mind, body and soul.