Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pulehu Chapel

The first missionaries to the Hawaiian islands were sent to Maui (I always thought it was Oahu) in 1850. George Q. Cannon and Joseph F. Smith. The first church was built in Kula and it is called Pulehu Chapel. The first baptism was performed about a mile from the chapel but it is on private land so you cannot see the site without special permission. Pulehu Chapel is not an official church historic site but they used to hold pageants at Pulehu Chapel - but not for awhile now. This picture was taken in about 1880. All of the Hawaiian LDS saints moved from Maui to the island of Lanai and then from there they all went to Laie, in Oahu where the temple and PCC is now.
I guess Kula is also famous for their three horned chameleons and one of the boys found one so we took pictures of it.

We went to Pulehu Chapel for a picnic with other ward members last Sunday. Another ward happened to be there doing the same thing and they had a couple there giving a presentation on the history of the chapel - it was very interesting.

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