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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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首都圏教会防災ネットワークの一つ、NHK(新座、東久留米、清瀬)の定例会にスタッフ2名が参加しました。日曜夕方にも関わらず、沢山の方が参加され、防災フェスタの企画や初動時の対応などが話されていました。 ... See MoreSee Less

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心のケアセミナーの様子です。20名の支援者(牧師やボランティア、スタッフ)の方々が集まって、心のケア、傾聴の基礎を学びました。 ... See MoreSee Less

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岡山キリスト災害支援室(岡キ災)は昨年12月に支援センター「まびくら」をオープンしました。(真備の暮らしにぬくもりをというキャッチコピーから命名)

クラッシュジャパンでは2月と3月に心のケアスタッフを派遣して、心のケア研修を行いました。また2月23日にはもちつきイベントが開催され、被災地域から250名の方々が集まって、お餅に舌鼓を打ちました。

これから本格的に始まる心のケアの働きのためにどうぞお祈りください。写真は餅つきの様子です。
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