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Kauai, Hawaii / April 11, 2023

Ohana Waves Hawaii Retreat

I have partnered with 10 teenage girls who dared to dream and do something significant for others. 

Together we have a single impact purpose:  

To transform the lives of teenage girls who have recently lost a parent, through the power of God, family & community.


In 2022, we hosted a one day event for teen girls who had lost a parent, called Waves.  At a young age, the 24 girls who attended Waves had been faced with loss, grief, and many new situations. Many of them feel ALONE in their circumstances, as it’s rare to have a friend who actually understands what you’re going through. The Waves event brought a sense of COMMUNITY, connecting girls with a shared experience. At the event, they also got to hear a message of HOPE and have some FUN!

The collective response we got from these girls’ families was this- there are just no events out there like this for teens dealing with bereavement. They were super grateful. 

In 2023, the 10 girls I’ve partnered with will be hosting 10 of the “Waves” girls for the experience of a lifetime. They will get to participate in my 12 week ‘Ohana mentorship program as a group, with their mom or a mother figure, and end in a crescendo with a dream trip to Hawaii!

Girls who have lost a parent have an increased risk of instability, anxiety, and isolation which can lead to poor decision making, depression and more. In my ‘Ohana mentorship program, we hit on 10 coming of age topics, like communication, drugs & alcohol, relationships, purity, and health, in an approachable way for a girl to talk about with her mom, mentor or guardian. The course will guide teens in their mindset, their choices, in their family relationships, and in their faith.

This project has a DOUBLE IMPACT Mission: 

    • The first is to take these 10 teenage girls and turn them into leaders who inspire positive change for tomorrow.
    • The second is to deeply impact 10 other teenage girls in crisis.
  • Three words describe this mission: Beautiful. Life Changing. Profound.  

We are looking to host an extraordinary event of excellence and beauty for the girls in crisis. We do not live in a free world, so we are looking for passionate donors to make this vision become a reality.

We have started the ‘Ohana Waves Legacy Fund to support our mission. Donate here to our 501c3: 

*In partnership with the National Christian Foundation (NCF), donations made here are allocated to our “Ohana Waves Legacy fund,” a component fund of NCF, subject to NCF’s full discretion and control.

I have seen the impact of this program first hand, and am hopeful you will also be inspired by this work.


Why Should You Help? 

You will enable 10 teenagers to sponsor meaningful life change in 10 other teenagers. All teenagers will be blessed and grow emotionally, in confidence, spiritually in Jesus and will receive equipping on how to overcome their challenges and find hope amongst particularly challenging life circumstances in their teen years. Their moms and, as a result, their families will also be affected in a positive way. Without you, this mission may not be possible as each teenager will be relying on fundraising through community support and the generosity of other families in order to reach their pledged goals.


*All Retreat expenses included: lodging, food, activities. Airfare to Hawaii not included.


The Seas of Life can be Rough – Grief, Loss, Unexpected Troubles. But there are Waves of JOY and HOPE on the horizon…
“I hear the tumult of the raging seas as your waves and surging tides sweep over me. But each day the Lord pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing his songs, praying to God who gives me life.”
Psalm 42:7-8 (NLT)