The Maria Lanakila Church in Lahaina, Maui, stood defiant amidst the devastating wildfires that swept across the region in August. Despite the nearby area, including trees on the church's property, being severely damaged, the church sustained minimal damage. This event has been regarded as a "miracle" by Rev. Terrance Watanabe. In addition, the Harvest Kumulani church was also spared. The fires scorched over 2,170 acres and tragically resulted in the loss of at least 99 lives.