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Two Disasters in 48 Hours

While relief efforts continue in Okayama and other places after the floods in July, this week in early September two other areas of Japan felt the pain.

Within 48 hours of each other, the strongest typhoon in 25 years ripped through the second-largest metropolitan area of Japan, and an earthquake in Japan’s northern-most region triggered landslides and left millions without power…
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Helping a nursing home

CRASH volunteer staff pastors have been working in both Hiroshima and Okayama Prefectures providing leadership and administration. Here is one example. On July 26th, a team of over 30 Japanese and Korean volunteers, led by a CRASH pastor, went into the heart of the mountains in Okayama Prefecture to help a special care nursing home. 98% of the residents need at least Level 2 nursing care, so it was a miracle that the staff on duty were able to quickly carry everyone to the second floor before the first floor was submerged. The volunteer team worked in the blazing sun to clean mud from the furniture and equipment. (Click on any photo to view it full size.)

More photos of this and many other activities can be found on CRASH’s Facebook page.

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第97回目を迎えた一致祈祷会(淀橋教会。)東日本大震災、熊本地震、西日本豪雨災害、北海道胆振東部地震等で被災された方々を覚えて祈りました。スピーカーは宮城県南三陸町を中心に支援活動を継続しておられる中澤竜生先生。
活動には「忍耐と根気 」が必要であること、地域の教会が集まり、毎年追悼コンサートを企画、実施しておられることをお語りくださいました。賛美ゲストは横山大輔・和子夫妻でした。A monthly meeting to pray for survivors
was held on April 11th. Rev. Tatsuo Nakazawa in Sendai shared his relief work with us. Toshio Nagai
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首都圏教会防災ネットワークの1つ、新宿大久保通り教会防災ネットワークの定例会にスタッフが参加しました。こちらも初動の対応が話題に挙がり、新宿区地域防災計画を取り寄せて、行政の対応についても調査を始めることになりました。地域にどのような災害の危険があるのか、防災は知る事からはじまります。 ... See MoreSee Less

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