Isaiah 40:31
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;
      they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
      they shall run, and not be weary;
      and they shall walk, and not faint.

About the Akaka Foundation

The Inaugural Meeting was held December 30, 1985, a Monday noon, at the old Willows located on Hausten Street. Present were Kahu Akaka, Mama Kahu Akaka, Fenner Shupe, Pualani Akaka, and Ambrose Rosehill. The slate of officers were President and Director, Kahu Akaka; Vice-President and Director Mary Louise J. Akaka; Treasurer Fenner Shupe and Secretary Pualani Akaka. Three additional directors were Ambrose J. Rosehill, Sarah Akaka-Truong, and John Edward Kahoa Akaka. Kahu Akaka prayed:

Dear Lord, our loving and heavenly Father who calls us to glorify and enjoy thee through ministries to mankind, we thank thee for this Foundation and its promise for today and tomorrow. Let it be as thy good seed, planted where you would have us go that brings forth fruits of love, joy, peace, faith, and hope to those in need, that uplifts the life of our Native Hawaiian people, that supports the work of the church and brings peace on earth to all people. Use this Foundation, and us, O Lord, as instruments of thy aloha and peace, In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

We remember with gratitude the past helpers and Directors of the Foundation. Ambrose Rosehill and Penny S. Masutomi helped Kahu Akaka with the original Charter of Incorporation. John Edward Kahoa Akaka, Kahu's older brother, served on the Foundation until Uncle Johnny's death in 1998. We acknowledge with gratitude the continuing assistance of Roger Liu, CPA and Leigh-Wai Doo, Attorney at Law, toward meeting the goals of the Foundation.

The Reverend Abraham Kahu Akaka Ministries

The Reverend Abraham Kahu Akaka Ministries Foundation was founded as a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide gifts and grants to religious and educational organizations and individuals. Funds to start the organization were provided by the gifts that Rev. Akaka received for performing blessings and other ceremonies for the community. The Foundation has no paid staff and depends on the efforts of volunteers.

The Foundation was founded and has focused its service according to the words and wishes of Rev. Akaka. The four areas of focus are:

In 2008, the Foundation provided help to:

The Foundation also provided financial support to fund the first steps in archiving the works of Rev. Akaka.