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Monday, June 5, 2023


"JESUS Thirsts for America", a 21-city, 3-year National Evangelization tour that began in November 2022 is coming to Oahu on July 15, 2023. Its purpose is to share the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST in such a compelling way that participants to be encouraged and strengthened to become more excited in expressing their faith. The "I Thirst" events include... Dynamic Teachings, Personal Testimonies, Inspiring Music, Healing, Prayer, Mass and Reconciliation which open participants to encountering the risen LORD.

5 National Presenters have been approved by our Diocese to minister in Hawaii: Dcn. Steve Greco, Barbara Hiel, Dcn. Larry Oney, Andi Oney, and Kathleen Beckman. Their presentations are geared towards the love of the Sacraments, focusing on the Eucharistic Revival and encouraging people to not only be Disciples of JESUS CHRIST but to also lead others to HIM.

Movement organizer, Dcn. Steve Greco, is the Director of Evangelization and Faith Formation at the Diocese of Orange, and president of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry, which engages in evangelization and support of the foreign missions.

Barbara Heil is a longtime protestant minister convert with experience ministering to the poor, in children’s camps and inner-city mis- sions. Heil discovered late in life that she had been baptized as a child in the Catholic Church. She received the Rite of Confirmation in 2013 and has since ministered around the world.

Deacon Larry Oney of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and his wife Andi Oney. Deacon Oney is the founder and president of Hope and Purpose Ministries in Louisiana, which he created in part to provide mentorship through the creation and distribution of Catholic mate- rials in all forms of media.

Andi Oney, international evangelist and author, previously served in education for 12 years. In 2013 her life changed while attending an International Prophetic Consultation gathering of leaders in Bethlehem, Israel. While in Israel, she experienced a dramatic conversion as she prayed in the Upper Room in Jerusalem, believed to be the site of the Last Supper and Pentecost.

Evangelist Kathleen Beckman, a popular presenter on topics including the spiritual life, Eucharistic life, healing and deliverance ministry, Divine Mercy, Mary, and the spirituality of Blessed Conchita Cabrera. She is author of four best-selling books, “Praying for Priests,” “God’s Healing Mercy,” “When Women Pray” and “A Family Guide to Spiritual Warfare”. For twenty-five years, and in thirteen countries, through Catholic radio and television, writing and speaking, she has served in the Church’s ministry of evangelization.

Bishop Larry Silva will celebrate Mass. Dominic Olaso (Head of the Diocesan Evangelization TaskForce) will emcee and lead the Praise & Worship.

To register for the “I Thirst” Hawaii, go to spiritfilledevents.com/i-thirst-hawaii