We made an official contribution to an arts workshop held at World Revival Prayer Fellowship on 19 February, represented by Alaka’i Namiko. Pastor Kenny Chee had invited Laniakea Culture Collective, which comprises Alaka’i Namiko and her husband Aaron, to minister there.
At the afternoon talk and workshop session, Alaka’i Namiko shared about her experience in arts ministry, led an interactive session based on the lyrics of The Prayer, and presented a hula — Kumu Lei’s beautiful choreography of The Prayer (visit our Facebook and/or Instagram pages to watch video snippets of the performance), using Ho’okena and Maila Gibson’s version of the song.
Aaron spoke about creativity as a uniquely human attribute and a key feature of us being made in God’s image, and challenged the participants to consider the wider implications of discovering this oft-forgotten truth. He also led a writing workshop to help attendees tap creative methods in personal reflection and journaling, using poetry as inspiration.