Hawaii Boys



January 23 2006

Hey, so this is kinda long…. But stick with it. If you’re just too tired (lazy) to read it all, just look at the pictures and leave us something.

So, after much prayer and hard work, blood, sweat, and tears (ok, so not so much blood, sweat, and tears… but u know) we finally had our first meeting of Critical Mass. We wanted to let all of ya’ll in on how it went. And one word sums it all up…… DANG!!! (see previous blog).

So here’s the basic run down of what happened….


We acquired the “Game Room” from MCC to hold our meetings every Thurs. Now, when we say “Game Room” we mean that its got one ping pong table that’s unusable and has several chairs to take up any kind of space that would supposedly be used for fun… hence the name “Game Room”.

Hodge and I found out that this is what it takes to pull off a meeting here in HI. (p.s. We now have a new found love for the glorious men and women who make up the AO tech team…… aka we suck at anything having to deal with technology outside of phusebox) If ya’ll knew the trouble that it took to find a flippin projector screen on the island of Maui, you’d understand our new found adoration. (as u can tell, I (Hodge) am not writing this)

Here’s the fruits of our labor….. isn’t it glorious (comm’on through me a figgin bone here) It’s no AO, but it sure is CM………….lol.

Yay… our first slide show (is it supposed to take an entire day to make one of these?)

We had a 15 minute game lined up that ended up lasting all of about 3 mins. But, here’s the real beauty of this pic…. We had come with the full expectation of having possibly 3-5 other people there besides ourselves. (why do we doubt God’s power?) As you can see, there were many more than that. In all, there were 19 other people there besides Hodge and I. This is ridiculous for a commuter campus of 2800… DANG! We had almost 2% of the entire college there (that’s huge… that relates to AO having roughly 460 people at their first meeting ever) PRAISE GOD!!! Cause we know that it had absolutely nothing to do with us, but only by His grace. It only get’s better from here though.



And now we come to the Heart of Worship…..


It was amazing how the Lord opened our eyes to the real situation at hand… there are people here that are in love with our Savior, Jesus Christ. We were completely astounded on how much the Lord moved in our very first meeting. The spirit of the room was electrifying and left both of us in udder amazement. There are no words to express how thankful we were to the Lord for his mercy and grace to us on Thursday night. HOW GREAT THOU ART!!!!!!!!!



Yay… I get to speak……



Did I really get to speak about the glory of our Lord? How freakin cool is that?



Hey, guess what, Hodge got to speak too…….. YAY!!!!



And he did a wonderful job… bless him Jesus (church lady voice).



So, what does this all mean? What’s it all about college student of 2006? The reality is…..We have been astounded by the goodness and mercy of the Lord Christ Jesus. We find ourselves blessed to be called children of the Living God, and even more fortunate to be able to spread His name and glory. We know that ya’ll have been prayin for us as we’ve been here, and that a lot of people were prayin this last Thursday. You can’t quite understand how necessary that is until you’re here in our positions. So, all that’s to say, thanks. Ya’ll mean a lot to us, and we can’t wait to get back home when its our time.


-Jeff and Hodg-E

Leslie Dudney and Justin Vance

January 23 2006
You guys are amazing! I'm so blessed to have you as my big brothers! Thanks for the story, the inspiration, and your devotion to the God who has gone before us all and marked the path for us. Bless you hawaii boys!

Robert Lewis

January 23 2006
well boys, where should i start? mad props to jeff for pulling off that straw fedora, mad props to hodge for not going crazy when all the technology stuff wasn't working, and mad props to God for letting ya'll do what ya'll are doing...


January 23 2006
yay for newfound love of the tech peeps....we're usually not noticed unless something goes wrong :) good job, though, bet you had a blast!


January 23 2006
thanks guys! that's awesome.

kim and dani

January 23 2006
yay for your new love of tech people!!! that's awesome that about 2% of the students showed up!!!

Jade Nicole Burnett

January 23 2006
AMAZING summary. I know that there had to of been a lot more that you could have said Jeff. But that of what you did say is SWEET. What a gift from God.... to be used by Him and humbled. I am so excited to hear more and praying for you both daily. Ya'll mean lots to me and I pray that ya'll continue to grow closer to Christ and learn more about Him. :)


January 23 2006
That's awesome, keep up the good work.


January 23 2006
awesome man!


January 23 2006
Awesome. Glad things are going so well!