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Kalihi church celebrates a century of outreach

Members of Kalihi Union recall finding friendships and God

By Pat Gee

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 10, 2013

~~<p>Kalihi Union Church rose from the destruction of Hono&shy;lulu's Great Chinatown Fire of 1900, which wiped out the bubonic plague as intended and took with it the rat-infested squalor where early immigrants lived when it burned out of control.</p>
<p>Many of the immigrants who fled the flames with little but the clothes on their backs found desperately needed help in Kalihi from the Rev. Horace Chamberlain. Under the Hawaiian Board of Missions, the Kalihi Settlement grew out of his hard work and soft heart.</p>
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Kalihi Union Church rose from the destruction of Hono­lulu's Great Chinatown Fire of 1900, which wiped out the bubonic plague as intended and took with it the rat-infested squalor where early immigrants lived when it burned out of control.

Many of the immigrants who fled the flames with little but the clothes on their backs found desperately needed help in Kalihi from the Rev. Horace Chamberlain. Under the Hawaiian Board of Missions, the Kalihi Settlement grew out of his hard work and soft heart. Login for more...



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