YWAM staffers, Billy, Ethan, Jessie and Paul load up the cross in preparation for the three mile journey to Waikiki Beach.

The Friday morning solo cross walk of Waikiki Beach was awesome, and I especially liked the opportunity of walking the cross all the way back to the YWAM base after cross walking Waikiki.  After the three hour Waikiki Beach cross walk, the trek back to the Base was a very long and uphill 3-mile cross walk. But I made it! And this also gave me the opportunity to pray for many individuals as I walked that long trek back to the Youth With A Mission (YWAM) base.

Because the University of Hawaii  wasn’t far from the WYAM base, the walk back gave me the opportunity to walk throughout the large college and pray for Great Awakening and Great Revival to breakout among the popular college’s 18,000 students.


Saturday came fast. Loading up the cross on the SUV (like a surfboard), four YWAM staff members—Billy, Ethan, Jessie and Paul—and I headed for Waikiki Beach and a little early morning cross walking safari.  Dawn Patrol for Jesus! Other YWAMers would meet up with us later. I was looking forward to watching these young missionaries walk the cross and pray for their city.  Although my body and muscles were still tired from the extremely long cross walk the day before, their energy and enthusiasm quickened my spirit. And besides that, I knew they would be toting the 60-pound cross instead of me!

Of course, the first thing we did was walk the cross back out to the end of a different jetty than Friday’s cross walk, hoist the 60-pound, 10-foot cross upright, and ask God to send forth Great Revival and Great Awakening throughout the entire state of Hawaii. As the warm waves crashed against the cement jetty just below our feet, I could feel the power of God surge like a mighty ocean wave and sweep across the Bay. Today, the Shekinah Glory and Resurrection Power of Jesus Christ would be displayed mightily throughout Waikiki Beach and Honolulu.


YWAM staff member Paul Harder walking the cross down the Waikiki Beach boardwalk.

Billy, Ethan, Jessie and Paul all took turns walking the cross along the crowded beach boardwalk. Usually I’m the one toting the cross, so this gave me the opportunity to observe individual’s reactions. I must say that the majority of people smiled and said very positive things about the sight of a large cross being carried by these young missionaries.

I handed out 2-sided tracts about the cross walk to people passing by. A young woman (who was a flight attendant) and her mom from Norway just couldn’t believe the sight. We talked several minutes about the cross walk. Both are Christians, and their joy in Christ was very apparent. The mom kept saying, “You need to do this in Norway!”

After praying with them for Great Revival to break out here as well as Norway, I caught up with the cross walkers, who seemed to be enjoying this Saturday morning prayer walk. Both the beach and the boardwalk were full of vacationers, tourists and residents, and the YWAMers were busy handing out tracts and talking to individuals about Jesus the Messiah.

There isn’t any doubt at all that the living God was smiling as He looked down from Heaven at the sight of these young missionaries taking turns walking the cross and sharing their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ with men, women and children who need to know that Jesus is the only way, truth and life!


Honolulu YWAM staff praying at Waikiki Beach for their city and state and the world.

Other YWAM staff members caught up with us as we walked the cross along the Waikiki Beach boardwalk. It was a joy for me to see young missionaries gather around the large cross and pray for Waikiki Beach, Honolulu and Hawaii.

These young adults have no fear when it comes to approaching vacationers, tourists or residents of any nation and sharing God’s Good News with men, women and children.

YWAM Honolulu is blessed to be located so close to Waikiki Beach, not only for the sheer beauty of the Bay, but also for the great opportunity to share God’s love with so many

As these young missionaries for Christ took turns walking the cross throughout Waikiki Beach, I couldn’t help but smile at just how normal and natural it was for this upcoming generation for Jesus to boldly tote that 60-pound cross and share their faith with the hundreds of people enjoying the beautiful and very popular beach



Honolulu WYAM Staff Sharing The Message Of The Cross At Waikiki Beach.

The large cross is God’s great Attention Getter. It gets the attention of everyone, no matter what religion, ethnicity, mindset, or persuasion in life. God has made it so that the cross of Jesus has to be reckoned with. It cannot be ignored, although people can act like they don’t see it.

THEY DO SEE IT! The cross of Jesus Christ is also God’s Plus Sign. Not one thing negative about the cross of Jesus Christ. All things are positive.

The cross of Jesus points to God’s amazing love, to His outstretched and beckoning hands, and to the reality of eternity. The cross of Jesus is also like a Spiritual Magnet, attracting people to its message of hope and peace. It is like a Spiritual Dragnet as well, capturing people in a divine net and bringing them into the Kingdom of God. The cross of Jesus Christ is also a Spiritual Plow, breaking up the clods, fallow, stony and thorny ground of people’s hearts to expose Good Ground so that God’s Good Seed, the Word of Salvation, can be sown into this good ground, with a promise of setting, germinating, growing and then sprouting up unto eternal life in that heart!

And just as true and powerful the cross of Jesus is God’s dynamic Dysfunction Junction, where chains, bondage, enslavements, dysfunctions, addictions, fedders and all other negative and destructive restraints are broken by the Great Liberator, Jesus Christ, the Messiah and Son of the living God!



Every City Needs God’s Rain To Fall And Provide Living Water To All Who Are Thirsty.

On this day, as YWAM staff walked the cross throughout Waikiki Beach, God’s promise became manifest: “As the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My Word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in that thing for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:10-11).

Because of  the living God’s amazing grace and omnipotent power, Honolulu, Waikiki Beach and all of Hawaii will soon break out with Great Revival and Great Awakening as the Spirit of God pours out Living Water upon the 1.5 million souls living in the Aloha State and invites all who are thirsty to drink from the Well of Salvation in Jesus Christ! Amen and amen.