History Of Hulau

From right to left: Cheryl Seawright and Dixie Flynn

History – Hale Ho’omana
March 30, 2020


In the year 2001 was the beginning of Hale Ho’omana. The original group consisted
Of five ladies. Who lived in the Bay Area (Northern CA). We had a dream of ministering in Hawaii.
Cheryl Seawright said we Can go to Oahu, Hawaii to minister as her mother lived there. She could stay with her Mother and rest of the ladies could stay in Waikiki. This was the beginning of our
Missions ministry. We ministered to the homeless, Women’s Correctional Facility,
Convalescent homes and various churches. The Halau is a Christian Praise dance

My name is Dixie Flynn and I was one of the original ladies. Cheryl and I worked together
As a team every year coordinating the Mission Outreach to Oahu, Hawaii. We became best
Of friends from the time we first met. In the early years of ministry to Hawaii Cheryl and I would go
Ahead of the Mission team to prepare for the team when they arrived. Throughout the
Year we were planning these Mission Outreaches. Even after I moved to Ridgecrest, CA we
Continued to stay in close contact and coordinate the different outreaches.

We saw miracles during the ministry to Hawaii. Kumu Jack McKeague’s wife Betty was
Pregnant and doctors said the baby would be deformed. We prayed with Jack and Betty
And baby daughter (Kulio) was born without defect. She is our miracle baby.

Another miracle was Ansel at the Convalescent Hospital. This man raised his hand and wrote
To Cheryl I cannot speak. Cheryl and I prayed for him. The following year when we ministered
At the convalescent home he raised his hand and yelled Praise God. Our prayers were answered for
Our sweet friend Ansel.

Who was Cheryl Seawright. First of all she was a Child of God. Her love for her Lord and Savior
Was unconditional. Cheryl had a heart for the homeless giving hope to everyone she met.
She was married to Jim Seawright for 31 years. She has 3 Children, 2 sons and a daughter.
In March 2017 Cheryl said she was not feeling well and asked me to continue the Hawaii
Outreach. July 1, 2017 Cheryl went home to be with her Lord. Cheryl had set the foundation
For Hale Ho’omana. Cheryl will never be forgotten she will always be in our hearts.
Her favorite saying was “Go God Go”. This is God’s Halau.

The coordination of the Hawaii Outreach I feel the mantle has been passed to me. It was a
Sad and joyous time in Hawaii as we transitioned to a higher level. Adele Visaya was prayed
Over by Pastor Arlene Kawamata and Kumu Jack McKeague and is Hale Ho’omana Alaka’i. One
Who is trained and appointed as leader to guide, coach and teach the other dancers of the halau and help them grow.

This Halau is now under the teachings of Pastor Arlene Kawamata and Kumu Jack McKeague.
God Bless each dancer in the halau. This takes a team effort and unity. Go God Go!
Romans12:1 Therefore , I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer
Your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God-this is your true and proper worship.

Written by: Dixie Flynn
Hale Ho’omana
March 27, 2020