Praise Concert and Celebration of Hope

Praise Concert Committee News Release

For the last four years, the Praise Concert series has been a fun and uplifting gathering for Molokai. In this fifth year, the tone will not change but be elevated. With free admission, free food, games for keiki and cool giveaways, this year’s two-day event July 19 and 20 will bring a lineup of stellar entertainers and worship leaders.

Last year, the Praise Concert partnered with Convoy of Hope to bless the community as much as possible. Many people received and were grateful. This year’s desire is greater.

The Praise Concert will be held on Saturday, July 19 at Kaunakakai Ball Field from 6 to 10 p.m. Not too long ago, the people who would become Kapena competed in the “Brown Bags to Stardom” competition representing Kaimuki High School, and the rest, as they say, is history. But away from the bright lights, the Good Lord had a plan that went beyond the music and public persona to ring about a transformation that would bless all who heard Kapena.

Music is a language every soul understands. The Irish root meaning of the name Kelly is “warrior.” Kelly Delima will usher us into the presence of God and maybe bring a dose of laughter with it.

Daniel Lehmann has been leading worship since the age of 19 through Youth

With a Mission. His desire is to create an atmosphere for people to encounter and respond to God. He has traveled the world extensively and witnessed the power of

God through music. He and his family live in Kona and they have a heart for Molokai.

Ben Vega produced Maila Gibson’s2003 album “More.”  Singers, songwriters, and producers, they have successfully collaborated and received five Na Hoku Hanohano  award nominations. Maila has performed with artists such as Natalie Cole, Ruben Studdard, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins and Marie Osmond, and locally with Na Hoku award winners and Grammy nomineesKeali`i Reichel and Ho`okena.

The Celebration of Hope will take place on Sunday, July 20 at 9 a.m. at the Kaunakakai Ball Field. Passion is defined as a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything such as music, etc. Since Pastor Jonah Ka`auwai’sinvitation to come to Molokai, the burden in his heart has multiplied for the people here. On Sunday morning, you will want to hear what God wants to tell people and, most certainly, we need a good word now. Don’t miss this special service to hear through a passionate heart how God wants to bless Molokai. E Komo Mai Akua!


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