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Typhoon #18 (Etau) related info

On Sept. 17 (Thursday), CRASH sent a second assessment person to Ibaraki prefecture. He visited a church in Joso city that we had not been able to contact, and he confirmed that it’s okay. Based on the needs in the area and the results of our investigation, we are discussing how best to respond.

Digest of my visit

Mitsukaido Shalom Church

Mitsukaido Shalom Church

  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.
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Urgent Request from CRASH Japan

Thank you for all your prayers and concerns for Japan.

Recent Typhoon number 18, aptly named Etau, dumped record setting rainfall on an already soggy Japan. Currently there are 3 dead, 23 missing, and thousands of people evacuated from their homes. There is not yet a count for number of homes destroyed or damaged.

In times of disaster, when human life and way of life are threatened, people’s coping mechanisms can be overwhelmed. A trained caregiver on the scene early in the trauma can help mitigate the long term effects by being present and available.
CRASH Japan seeks to serve the Japanese community by offering Christian Relief, Assistance, Support and Hope in times of Disaster. Our basic approach is to support the local church, sending assessment teams, mobilizing volunteers, and providing training in emotional and spiritual care, as well as sending trained caregivers.

If you can partner with us financially at this time, please send your donations to us:

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Thank you.

From Facebook…

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2020年度の計画と予算について、本日理事会、社員総会を開催し、承認しました。現在クラッシュジャパンに常勤スタッフはいませんが、2019年度も各自が自分の仕事を持ちながら、平時の防災啓蒙活動と、災害時の緊急支援活動に従事させて頂きました。
 皆様のご支援、お祈りに心より感謝致します。総会後、フロア内の引越しに、全員で汗をかきました。

The Board of Directors and the General Meeting of Employees today held and approved the plan and budget for the fiscal year of 2020. Currently, there is no full-time staff at Crash Japan, but in 2019, each of them engaged in raising awareness about disaster relief during "peace time" and emergency support activities in the event of a disaster, all while maintaining their other jobs and responsibilities.
CRASH Japan is very grateful for your continued prayers and support. After the general meeting, everyone got in a great workout helping us move and organize!
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今日は3月11日です。東日本大震災がおきてから9年が経ちます。震災後キリスト教会の繋がりから生まれたネットワークによる追悼記念礼拝やコンサートの催しが今年も計画されていましたが、コロナウィルスの影響により中止となりました。
私たちは、あの未曾有の災害の中を生き、今日まで歩んでいるあの方、この方たちの顔を思いおこしながら祈ります。キリスト教会や団体に繋がり歩んでおられる方々を覚えて祈ります。震災後、ボランティアとして労した何千人もの方々の祝福を祈ります。
今日も平安でありますように。

           代表理事 永井敏夫

Today is March 11th. Nine years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake. A network which was born out of the cooperation between christian churches planned to have a commemorative worship service and concert but the gathering was canceled due to the coronavirus.
We live in an unprecedented type of disaster and pray while remembering the faces of those who have are being affected to this day. We remember and pray for those who are connected to Christian churches and organizations. We pray for the blessings of thousands of volunteers who worked after the earthquake.
Peace be with you today.

-Nagai Toshio
Board of Directors Representative
CRASH Japan
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アメリカ・ミネソタ州から来日中の異文化インターンシップ旅行中の大学生チーム一行をお迎えし、活動紹介と交流の時を持ちました。Students and professors from University of Northwestern visited CRASH Office, and we had a great fellowship today. This is a part of their Intercultural Internship experience, and they have travelled several countries for 62 days. ... See MoreSee Less

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