This is a flyer for the upcoming Chaplains’ Cafe on November 6th. The facilitator for this meeting will be Rev. John Houlette who will lead us in a discussion about “Resilience based on Relationship”
Chaplains’ Cafe is designed as a safe learning space for anyone who is interested in providing emotional and spiritual care.
CRASH Japan has supported Chaplains’ Cafe since its beginning. We understand this ministry is key for Disaster Relief work.
CRASH Japan’s volunteer team worked as emotional and spiritual caregivers in Joso city.
Many people there, both survivors and relief workers, look tired, even exhausted. As we served coffees, cookies, cakes, and crepes, they were reminded that they needed to take a break.
Our emotional care coordinator Helen Kwak brought her dog Chappy – she listened to survivors while Chappy brought some smiles to faces in his own way.
CRASH Japan is working with Salvation Army and DRC Net on a training program for emotional and spiritual caregivers and disaster response chaplains. In the US this type of cooperation between groups might be normal, but in Japan it is historic!
Please keep praying for Japanese Christians and CRASH Japan. Our dream is that emotional and spiritual care might become one of the significant missions of Japanese Christian churches.
Dear Prayer Partners and Supporters
Thank you for your prayers!
On October 2 Fri CRASH Japan sent a volunteer team to Joso city (Mitsukaido Gymnasium). Thanks to the help of the Salvation Army (they let us use a canteen car and truck and sent two staff to help us!), we opened a mobile cafe and served three kind of crapes (chocolate, chestnut cream, and red beans cream) and coffee to the survivors, volunteers, and civil services there.
Helen Kwak（Our care coordinator）opened an “active listening space.” Survivors sat in the tent and enjoyed cookies, crapes and coffee. It was a great opportunity to provide emotional and spiritual care to them.
It was also such a great opportunity for us to work with the Salvation Army. We learned a lot of practical wisdom from them.