Life and Ministry to the Military on Oahu

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It’s been a crazy three months on the mission field at Pearl Harbor!  We want to thank you for your continued prayers and support and give you an update on ministry with our service members!

Our household goods and truck arrived in September and since then we’ve been unpacking and getting the Home Port Hospitality House situated for our needs and for ministry!  At Fort Drum we only worked with the Army, but here we have had all branches of the Military represented except for the Coast Guard!  Our time has been spent getting acquainted to our new ministry environment, obtaining passes to Pearl Harbor/Hickam and working to secure Schofield Barracks passes.  We’ve been graciously accepted and put to work by Navy chaplains at Pearl Harbor which we are so thankful.  It is our joy to provide a “home away from home” environment to those who sacrifice so much for our safety and freedom!  A home cooked meal made with Penny’s love, a place to decompress and be loved on, and a place to grow in expository teaching from the Word of God –  being encouraged to reach out to other service members evangelistically!

Please pray for us as the ministry at this Cadence Hospitality House has been in transition for two years, meaning there have been temporary directors keeping the doors open to ministry until Cadence selected us as their long term replacement directors for Home Port.  At Fort Drum we were renovating a Hospitality House, and now we find ourselves renovating a ministry.  Please pray that our service members attending the House would not be timid, but courageous in their faith and bold to ask other military personnel they work with to come to Home Port!  This is our primary way to grow, evangelize, and disciple.  As most know, it is extremely expensive to live and do ministry here, so we covet your prayers in this time of rebuilding!  If you would like to keep a very vital ministry thriving and are prayerfully considering an end of the year gift you can do so by clicking this link Here!

As always, pictures tell more of a story than words… so enjoy!

 

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The Naval Chapel at Pearl Harbor

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Palm trees giving us a warm welcome to the Island!

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As you may already know, goodbyes happen too often in this ministry as service members PCS to different duty stations all around the world.  It is always changing.

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Honolulu

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Military kids playing at Bellows Beach

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This is the Home Port Hospitality House!  We rent this home to do our ministry here on Oahu.

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We weren’t on Island two weeks and Todd was recruited to play on the Pearl Harbor Chapel worship team!

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SO VERY THANKFUL for service members helping us unload our container and get our stuff into the house!

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It’s hard to find a beach that isn’t beautiful here!

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Praying for Jordan as he deploys.  Will you keep him in your prayers as well?

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One way we show love to Service Members is by making them their favorite dessert for their birthdays!

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Kelsey helping with the Pearl Harbor Chapel Trunk-er-Treat bounce house!

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Our truck decorated up for the Trunk-er-Treat event!

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Lots of opportunity to talk with service member families as they went by!

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We had 1000+ families come through in two hours!

It was very evident we were not in the midsts of civilians.  Such respect!

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Penny and I were asked along with a Navigator’s couple to be the missionary speakers at the children’s Awana Program!

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Talking to the Middle and High School students

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Every Monday night Todd leads a servicemen’s Bible Study called Band of Brothers!  We are doing an expository study of Nehemiah!

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Kelsey on a Dad / Daughter Date!

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Thankful that one of our servicemen at Home Port does HVAC as his MOS with the Air Force!  James is showing Todd how to clean the AC units.

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Just in case you think our lives revolve around beaches and remoteness!

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Traffic on the H1. It’s wise to not travel certain directions at certain times of the day!

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Relaxing before dinner at the Home Port Hospitality House after a very long work week on base!

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Todd helping out with Communion at the Pearl Harbor Chapel

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From our house we can see Ford Island at Pearl Harbor.  It is a continual reminder of one of the worst attacks on America

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1177 sailors.  Still entombed below the water with their brothers in their ship.

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USS Missouri parked close to the sunk USS Arizona.  One of our Home Port guys gives tours of this ship where WWII came to an end.

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Rainbows everywhere!  Such a glorious way to remember God’s promises!

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As always, it’s our joy to provide service members and their families a place to celebrate during the Holidays.  So many cant go home so we become that family!

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Good food and great fellowship!  We had close to 30 for Thanksgiving Dinner!

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For a select few, turkey coma was managed well in the living room!  Also, this is where we do Bible Study on Friday nights.  We expect to fit over 40 people in this room!

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Our Daughter Kelsey is a Missionary as well (dark blue shirt).  She kept the children active during Thanksgiving Day!  So thankful for her!

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Island sunsets are beautiful

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Kelsey walking Nori on the Beach!  Nori doesn’t mind being a Hawaii dog!

 

Thank you again for believing in us, your prayers, your support, and partnership in this ministry!  Please don’t stop.  Even though it may seem like a dream to do ministry in Hawaii, there are equal hardships.  We thank God daily for his placement here and are leaning heavily into Him for continued support of us doing His work.  We see the need here as much as we did at Fort Drum!  Thank you for taking the time to catch up with the Beaudin’s, we love each of you!

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.  – Jeremiah 29: 11-13

Check out our Home Port ministry website!

2 thoughts on “Life and Ministry to the Military on Oahu

  1. I bet you do not miss the snow! I went over yesterday to help Brian with 2 other volunteers clean 1Ž2 of the lawn of leaves. Why wait? Early snow covered them all. Then it rained this past week and melted the snow. So I was out with him in the rain. Today we tackled the other 1Ž2 with a blower, snow shovel and wheelbarrow. It was hard as the snow kept piling onto the leaves making them heavier. None the less, we got 95% raked. One pile was left to wait for another day. So glad you things made it and you have a home! -Dan Dan Haas Cadence Student Ministry Fort Drum, NY Cell 315 459 3260 Magic Jack Phone 309.981.4217 Watertown, NY Dan.Haas@Cadence.org Cadence.org [cid:BA712B01-1745-42DC-92BF-1750FB1ABED1]

    From: The Beaudin’s <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: The Beaudin’s <comment+l6bewg1hrwz9_nlmo6vndcz@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 2:52 PM To: Dan Haas <dan.haas@cadence.org> Subject: [New post] Life and Ministry to the Military on Oahu

    Todd Beaudin posted: ” It’s been a crazy three months on the mission field at Pearl Harbor! We want to thank you for your continued prayers and support and give you an update on ministry with our service members! Our household goods and truck arrived in September and since “

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