On Sep. 13th(Sun), I visited Mitsukaido Shalom Church in Joso city.
All rooms on the first floor were flooded. Pastor Yoshizawa told us that the flooding was about 45 centimeters height. I could smell something rotten. This was because of mud from the river. There was no worship service at this church this morning. The congregation gathered at different churches. Toilets are broken and no water or electricity. Volunteers are wanted. Their activities are to bring all of the belongings outside, load these on trucks, and abandon. Then clean.
From Sep. 14th (Mon) group churches are asked to send volunteers for this activity. We hear it will take a week or so to use water and electricity at this church. Please pray for volunteers to join this cleaning activity. Please also pray for Pastor Yoshizawa and his congregation to stand firm in Christ.
CRASH Japan will:
- start funding to help this church
- start preparing for our next step (to send volunteers if requested)
There are some missionaries and pastors thinking of doing some cleaning houses in this prefecture. We will connect them, too.