HAMAKUA COAST, HAWAII

Ministry Description:

Phil and Cindy are church planters on the Big Island. Their church plant, O'okala Fellowship, began with a Bible study. It took 3 years before “anyone came to anything”. Today they have Sunday morning worship and a Wednesday night Bible study as well as a biblical counseling ministry.

 A few facts:

  • Phil and Cindy met in Maui back in the 70’s.
  • After living in the Midwest for 25 years, an anniversary trip back to Hawaii stirred their hearts to return and start a church.
  • Of the 12 climate sub-zones in the world, 10 are present on the Big Island. On a drive around the island you can go from tropical to desert, you can play in the snow (in the winter) and then swim in the ocean.
  • Phil and Cindy live in a rural area that for 150 years was dominated by the sugar industry with plantations located all along the coast.
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What does an average day entail?

Everyday begins with personal devotions. Then it is pretty typical – sermon/lesson prep, counseling, camp prep, interacting with the community.

What do you love about your ministry?

Preaching and teaching the Word of God.  Seeing people grow and change.

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Support the Underhile's:

Through Central Missionary Clearinghouse 

Learn more about the Underhile's ministry at O'okala Fellowship:

http://ookalafellowshipchurch.com

Contact Phil & Cindy Underhile

Contact Phil & Cindy Underhile

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