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Grapes of Canaan: Hawaii 1820 - The True Story of Hawaii's Missionaries
Grapes of Canaan Hawaii 1820 - The True Story of Hawaii's Missionaries Author:Albertine Loomis Because of the great current interest in the true story of Protestant Christian missions and missionaries to Hawaii, and the effect of their ministries upon Hawaiians and Hawaii, I am delighted that Albertine Loomis's book GRAPES OF CANAAN: HAWAII 1820 is being reprinted. — As a native Hawaiian and Pastor of Kawaiahao Church, I am often asked to ... more »recommend books that tell the real story of Hawaii. I am happy to lift up this book as a refreshing breeze of Truth and Authenticity about Hawaii and our first Christian missionaries.
Miss Loomis belong within the history of our islands and her great heart embraces us who are natives as well as all the races that have come to Hawaii. She paints her story on a small canvas, and takes little time in opening the door to the truth that the heroic Faith and creative endeavors of dedicated Protestant missionaries represent the greatest single constructive influence in Hawaii's whole development - educationally, politically, economically, religiously.
I am glad that these missionaries, so often ridiculed and maligned, came to our islands and to our people. Because of them, we native Hawaiians have fared much better over the past one hundred and fifty years than "discovered" natives in Africa, India, the Americas and other areas of the world. Rather than bringing extinction and extermination, the missionaries were a people who, like grapes of Canaan long ago, brought joy of heart and gladness of soul to my people. Their lives and labors are the foundation for Hawaii's eventual statehood - and for the nickname we are proud to own: THE ALOHA STATE! We owe a debt of gratitude to Albertine Loomis.