Hawaiian Traditions Tours hosts
Kimo and Shannon Kanekoa
Meet the Kanekoa Ohana, and return to the mainland with family in Hawaii.
Kimo and Shannon Kanekoa, the
owners of Hawaiian Traditions Tours, and your gracious and personable tour
hosts, both come from strong LDS roots.
Expressing her love for the church, Shannon quotes Joseph F.
Smith after serving his first mission in Hawaii. "We are Mormon,
true-blue, through and through."
Both Kimo and Shannon have
progenitors who joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as early
as the 1830's through the 1860's.
They met while attending The Church College of Hawaii, now known as Brigham Young
University-Hawaii Campus. After a romantic courtship under the coconut palms,
they fell in love and were married
in the Laie Hawaii Temple in 1970. They raised their 5 sons in Reno, Nevada
before returning home to Hawaii, where they now live in the Hawaiian Homes,
native families subdivision in Lahaina.