Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Waikiki Beach Chaplaincy Email from Pastor Alex


From: Waikiki Beach Chaplaincy []
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 4:47 PM
To: '
Subject: RE: Your testimony


It has taken me sometime to consider your request...I am not impressed with testimonies as much as I am blessed by the testimony and witness unto Jesus Christ in the life of a saint...We are all saints once we are genuinely born from above of the Spirit...Taking in account by prayer what you requested, attached is my “present witness and testimony unto Christ.” He is really the only one who counts...Alex

-----Original Message-----
From: gaysforjesus647 []
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 5:41 AM
Subject: Your testimony

I am still very interested in your testimony. Do you have it online? If

somehow you actually have a video or audio clip of your testimony to upload,

but text would be great.. Interest is in how you came to Jesus and how did

you start your Beach ministry. Also do you have plans to expand. I love the

idea of at the other end of the Beach is that large structure I think it is

for a monitor? Wouldn't that be amazing if a ministry like yours used the

other end of the beach and put it up on that screen? I have gone 24/7 with

my weekly TV programs.


I was hoping he would tell me how he came to accept Jesus and steps of his calling. After all having a Beach ministry at Waikiki has to have a story behind it that Glorifies God. Chances are pretty good that his hesitation and taking long to reply is based on the word “gay” in my ministry’s name, I could be wrong. We are all called to be witnesses. The entirety of Christianity can be summed up into what makes Christianity different from other gods. Most religion are not all that different all have the same key for people to follow. Main be a good person. Christianity leaps out of the pack because of the personal relationship we have with our God. He is more than just words in a book or lessons taught by a teacher or rules to obey. Jesus actually comes inside and becomes our personal friend and lives with us 24/7. He interacts with us like any real person does. Our witness of this personal relationship is probably the key issue of the whole of Christianity without it God it just ones of the gods. So what Jesus does in our lives with us I s the most important thing about our testimony. Learning about everything else is showing us how great God is, but the accepting and coming to Christ is why Jesus came: John 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. So a person like ALEX should have very exciting things to tell us. Apparently not this time…

Here is what Alex attached: You can see this also at as he said he is not into giving his testimony so he just copied from his website’s about us page:

I am on staff at “The Waikiki Beach Chaplaincy,” an independent, interdenominational, evangelistic Christian ministry. I am committed to a mission in PROCLAIMING CHRIST TO THE NATIONS SINCE 1988, IN TAKING THE LIVING GOSPEL TO WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE: on the beach, in the hotels and entertainment areas where people gather, to the streets and byways where people may trek, into residential complexes where life is lived out and visiting institutions where life is shut out. To achieve this by His call to follow Him as one who is sent (Matthew 16:24-27; John 17:17-18).

I seek out those who otherwise would never consider:

  • Entering into the doorway of a church (Revelation 3:20).
  • Seeking a relationship with Jesus Christ to bring meaning and purpose to their lives (Acts 17:28).
  • That by the very virtue of one’s suffering, hopelessness, despair and weaknesses, God’s “power is made perfect” through and in these conditions and circumstances (2 Corinthians 12:9).

No matter what someone’s situation, condition, reputation or orientation may be, I seek to meet them at the very point of their lives. My purpose is to accomplish this on a personal, one-on-one encounter through the ministry and by the gospel of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18 & 19). My priority is to reveal Christ: e.g. in the practical consequences and opportunities of life in a relationship with Jesus Christ through the expression of His disposition. And that through Christ, He enables me to offer hope to those without hope; love to the unlovable; care to the needy; compassion to the suffering; graciousness to the lost; mercy to the troubled; and faith to the cynic.

I am commissioned to be salt and light, prepared to serve without expectation of any personal consideration or reward. I am called to testify and exemplify that there is purpose in all conditions, events and circumstances (John 16:33). I am willing to move through a hostile environment “as a lamb among wolves” (Luke 10:3), secure in God’s promise: “That where adversity and sin abounds, grace much more abounds” (Romans 5:20). I am summoned to rely on the providence and sovereignty of God who declared through the apostle Paul: “That all things work together for good to those who are called according to His purpose and are seeking to fit into His plan” (Romans 8:28). I am sent to be in search of fields to seed, water and harvest, and provide discipleship in discerning the nature, character and disposition of Christ in all of His Person.

I serve to help the resort establishments, visitor and community to prepare in this journey for the destination that lies ahead by:

  • Participating in weekly meetings and musical events.
  • Providing dedication, baptism, marriage and memorial services.
  • Facilitating and counseling in the areas of marriage, family, relational and personal circumstances.
  • Serving as a resource for those in transition.

I do this determined to know nothing except Jesus Christ and Him crucified (1 Corinthians 2:2), and with the hope that it will regenerate and make a difference in a single individual life. “For He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee” (2 Corinthians 5:5). Therefore, “We make it our aim to be well pleasing to Him. That the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us” (2 Corinthians 4:7).

Though unlike membership in a typical church with a representative congregation, I am part of the body of Christ, “Reaching out to that which lies ahead” (Philippians 3:13) and by faith acknowledging His guarantee, “For I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut” (Revelation 3:8).

Nowhere am I commanded (whether decreed or implied) by the reading of scripture, where the Body of Christ is given the mandate to make the world a dwelling place for God or a better place to live in. Yes, I am called to be the temple of God the Holy Spirit, Who enables me, to be holy as He is holy. Peter tells believers to live as strangers in this world with reverent fear while practicing abstinence with our choices, which war against the soul (1 Peter 2:11-12). As strangers, we’ll be ridiculed with accusations of wrong doing; yet as strangers in the world, they will see our lives of good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits. For what the canker worm and locust have devoured – by ridicule and accusations – the Lord will restore (Joel 2:25). Just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do. For it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy” (1Peter 1:16).

I am called to testify in “ACTS of Aloha,” an acronym of faith that speaks of the life of a saint in “Affirming Christ Through Suffering,” which deals with the central need of discipleship: that is to BE in Jesus (John 17:14-26) and making disciples who rejoice in their sufferings, and filling up what is behind Christ’s afflictions for the sake of His body, that is , the church so as to make the Word of God fully known, as now revealed in His saints (Colossians 1:24-25); and to esteem His will in all situations, conditions and circumstances abstaining from any focus on self (Luke 9:23 & Luke 14:26-27).

This is only possible when empowered by the Spirit, so as to respond by obedience, stewardship and motives that arise solely from expecting nothing for personal gain or recognition, and whose pattern for “ACTS of Aloha” is set forth in a certain and absolute living testimony found in 1 Peter 4:7-14.

Alex copied above, but added below:

But the end of all things is at hand: be therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God gives: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you. But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when His glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy. If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you; for the spirit of glory and of God rest upon you: on their part He is evil spoken of, but on your part He is glorified.

CHAPLAIN ALEX McANGUS · P.O. BOX 15488 · HONOLULU, HI 96830 · (808) 923-3137

Reviewed July 20, 2010