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Island Rhythm Ministry


This ministry is very unique with Emanuel Assembly! We are dedicated to

reaching our Springfield Community with who we are, and what God has

blessed us with.

Although our services are conducted in the English language, the majority of

our group is from the Pacific Islands and so this ministry presents the Love

of Jesus in what we want to call "rhythmic worship." Many people would call

it "traditional island dancing." 


As Pacific Islanders, we are known for our warmth, love and family

traditions passed on from our acncestors. There wasn't much of a written

language, so stories and oral tradition became vital for the preservation of

our culture. Another way the culture was preserved, was through "traditional

island dancing." The rhymthmic movements and actions represent stories of

our past. 


The culture's origin was heathenistic in nature and very much

polytheistic, but in the 1800's, it was impacted by Christianity! God's

Grace changed the landscape of the Pacific Islands and now the majority are

Christian Faith based! 


 "For God So Loved the WORLD, HE gave His ONLY SON!" We are thankful for

the Grace of GOD through His Son Jesus Christ!


 And now, through this "traditional island dancing" we endeavor to

proclaim the Gospel! Not ours, but a JESUS CULTURE! HIS LOVE for ALL!

Through our ISLAND RHYTHM MINISTRY, we believe we can accomplish

this goal!


 If you are needing help with a luau presentation at your church, call Pastor

Steve Anoa'i at 417-429-6265. All donations made to this ministry go to

the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus to our local community and the support

of our missionaries around the world! 







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