They stop us in our tracks. And, for some of us, we are drawn back to the islands and not just as a place to see, but rather to fulfill a vision, purpose to plant our own Ohana and spread the message of Aloha.
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Like many of us, Hawaii is but a season, a memory that we share with others. For me, it’s a reminiscent time in the morning alone in meditation and prayer, as I reminded there is a place where I once enjoyed the best cup of coffee. And, as much as many of us try, with our thematic art and ideas to replicate the culture of Hawaii, we never seem to bring it to life in the same way. Someday, I would love to return, and enjoy some great coffee (once again) with a couple of new friends, this time, in Kailua.
As much as I would love to share my aspirations and travels, this is not my story.
This is the story of Aloha Junk Man, two men, Matt Beasley and Luke Trefny, teaching me the true meaning of Aloha and following the Father’s heart.
As I sat in my office, I received a message from Matt. Both us having backgrounds in service companies and ministry, there was an immediate series of conversations that transpired over the course of a few weeks. Matt had a unique approach to business blending a servant’s heart for God, building a company based on generosity, giving back to those in need and a care for the island of Oahu. Here in the States, people talk about recycling and helping do their part for the environment, but Matt’s approach was different; he was not just creating a business, he was sowing seeds of service and spreading a message of Aloha through his daily work of driving a truck and collecting junk.
Matt was called to serve the island and the people of Oahu, but God had a much larger vision than just creating a job. Aloha Junk Man became not just a traditional service company, but a seed planted to grow servant-based leadership on the island and in the marketplace.
As the vision and demand grew, the Aloha Junk Man family needed to grow as well. Through a Bible study group led by Matt and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, he met who would become his co-leader on creating a harvest of service and business for others in Oahu, Luke Trefny.
While Matt brought a background in biblical studies and ministry, Luke had years of experience in business and a knock at his heart from God to build something with the right alignment and guided Spirit of service and leadership. God brought these gentlemen together to take a vision that was birthed with Matt to truly be born again with a team, a family.
Today, Aloha Junk Man esteems a set of standards to serve God’s people which reflects back from their faith, integrity and consistent acts of generosity. You will find them in their trucks serving every part of the island in Pearl City, Kapolei, Kaneohe, Honolulu, Mililani and Kailua. From the military residents of Oahu to property management companies to local business owners, Aloha Junk Man is ready to serve those in need and their local community organizations such as Goodwill, Salvation Army, 808 CLEANUPS, K-Vibe and more.