From our YWAM founder, Loren Cunningham on life now in Kona: “Not only are we safe, we are thriving and reaching out to the families on the other side of the island. As Grandpa Nicholson used to say, ‘We are as safe as if we were in God’s pockets.’
Some of the national news is sensationalizing our situation into something that is inaccurately portrayed as island wide. We have not had more vog than our occasional vog days and Kona is about 100miles away from the eruptions.
Years ago, the Lord told us to go to Kona on the Big Islands saying, ‘Go where I send you and you will be safe.’ Here we are protected from potential lava flows from Mauna Loa and Kilauea in the shadow of Hualalai which is known historically to Hawaiians as the mountain that saves.”
“Hawaiian vacation planned, but worried about air quality? Go” says air pollution expert in this article by CNN.com:
It’s good to know our Kona community is safe, but we have not forgotten our Big Island neighbors. A faith based coalition is coordinating response with churches, Habitat for Humanity, YWAM and others to coordinate response to the communities on the East side (about 100miles from Kona) who have been impacted by the eruptions.
Facts about our Island: