The story behind the name ROMA
The name Roma comes from the original translation of the Hawaiian language Bible. Roma is the Hawaiian name for the book of Romans, where Professor Kawika's favorite verses, Romans 5:1-5, come from. These verses have had a great impact on him and helped to change his life. The name Roma connects us to both our heritage and our faith.
ROMA. MOKUNA V.
1. No ia mea, i ho'āpono 'ia mai kākou ma ka mana'o'i'o, he malu ko kākou me ke Akua, ma ko kākou Haku 'o Iesū Kristo:
2. Ma ona lā ho'i i loa'a mai ai iā kākou ka ho'okipa 'ia ma ka mana'o'i'o, i loko o kēia ho'opōmaika'i 'ia, kahi e kū nei kākou, a e hau'oli ho'i me ka mana'olana i ka nani o ke Akua.
3. 'A'ole ia wale nō, ke hau'oli nei nō ho'i kākou i nā pōpilikia; ke 'ike nei, e hana ana ka pōpilikia i ke ahonui;
4. A 'o ke ahonui i ka ho'ā'o 'ana; a 'o ka ho'ā'o 'ana i ka mana'olana:
5. A 'o ua mana'olana lā 'a'ole ia i ho'ohilahila; no ka mea, ua ninini 'ia mai ke aloha i ke Akua i loko o ko kākou mau na'au e ka 'Uhane Hemolele, i hā'awi 'ia mai iā kākou.
"Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. "
- Romans 5:1 - 5 (NIV)