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“I Take Up My Pen”: Ka Elele Oiaio, 1910

By: Ardis E. Parshall - December 06, 2013

A publication of the Hawaiian Mission —





  1. This one I like! But are there any Hawaiian speakers out there? Is “Faith, Hope, and Charity” a translation of the words above it? or is it the name of the mission with a nice theme in English below?

    It would be nice to know there is an office of Faith, Hope, and Charity somewhere. I’ve worked way too long in the Office of Circumlocution.

    Comment by Grant — December 6, 2013 @ 11:07 am

  2. Ka: definite article -the
    Elele: voice/messenger
    Oia’i’o: truth

    The voice of Truth

    Comment by Ganymede — December 6, 2013 @ 3:31 pm

  3. Thanks, Ganymede. That’s really helpful.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — December 6, 2013 @ 3:56 pm

  4. I wish that I could do as well with the third line, Ardis. But the online dictionaries weren’t enough to jog my memories. ALL CAPS line is the phone number and address; I guess the mission office used to be on Lusitana Street (Honolulu). Yearly subscription $2, 6 month $1.

    Comment by Ganymede — December 6, 2013 @ 6:34 pm

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