Historic Mokuaikaua Church lands another big donation

  • Named one of America’s 11th Most Endangered Historic Sites, Mokauikaua Church launched its capital campaign earlier this year. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Mokuaikaua Church in Kailua Village, Hawaii’s first Christian church, received a matching gift of $450,000 from a Canadian donor, Alan Quesnel. The challenge gift is intended to galvanize interest in and financial support for the “Campaign of Spiritual Renewal” to raise funds to protect the state- and nationally recognized historic treasure, the church announced in a press release Wednesday.