Story By: Kit Hart, Photo By: Llevellyn Lightsey

The first Cup of Cold Water run began Sunday morning, October 13 at beautiful Trinity by the Sea in Kihei with a service in Hawaiian, a blessing, and an inspiring send-off sermon by Keku Akana, our leader. After a tasty lunch, four of us set out in the van for stops at known campsites and spots where those currently without shelter often stay. We met people at each spot who were pleased to receive water, towels, soap, slippers and other items we had with us. We enjoyed talking story with the folks and found out what items we might bring next time (it seems shorts and bed sheets would be welcome).

We met people of all ages from teens to older adults, men and women. We appeared to interrupt an argument (which was no doubt a good thing), woke up some late sleepers, and met some dogs. We handed out CCW brochures and assured people we would return each week. All in all, it was a good first run. The word is out; our van is very colorful,and stocked with supplies. We will be faithful, God willing. Mahalo for everyone’s ongoing support.