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TRAUMA HELP FOR THE CHILDREN OF QUINAPONDAN

QUINAPONDAN, EAST SAMAR

The first OperationSAFE child trauma camp in East Samar will be held in Quinapondan from February 2nd to the 7th for 200 1st and 2nd grade students. East Samar is the area in centre right of the country marked in red in the map. This map shows the % of the population that lived below the poverty line BEFORE the disaster. The region is not as heavily populated as some of the other areas hit by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) but it bore the brunt of the surge and the winds and has received much less help.
I. Background on Crisis situation

Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) swept through the central Philippines on 8 November killing over 6,000 and displacing 4 million people. The storm flattened homes and damaged schools, health centres and other infrastructure. Some experts estimate the storm was among the strongest ever to make landfall. About 100,000 people remain in evacuation centres six weeks after the storm. According to Philippine government and the UN the storm has affected 14.1 million people, leaving 4.1 million people displaced and over 1 million houses damaged. 6,069 have been reported dead and another 1,779 are missing as of December 16th.

II. OperationSAFE Child Trauma Camps

OperationSAFE is a child trauma intervention held to raise the resiliency of children who have been through mass trauma situations. It has been used successfully in China, Haiti, Tibet, Japan and the Philippines. The 5-day camp is run by trained volunteers in a Vacation Bible School format in cooperation with local churches. Each camp can serve 150 children between the ages of 5-12 and helps the majority of children to recover from post-traumatic stress and screens more severe cases for further care. OperationSAFE camps have been requested in 58 elementary and 78 pre-schools in East Samar.

III. Short-Term Mission Involvement

We are looking for churches to “adopt” one OperationSAFE camp. The responsibility of the church would be to raise money to sponsor children to attend the camp ($33 per child covers curriculum, supplies, staffing, travel and housing), send a short term team for a period of 10 days to assist the camp and local church host, and to provide prayer and on-going encouragement as the community recovers.

ARTS AND MEDIA HELP CHILDREN RECOVER FROM TRAUMA

OPERATIONSAFE X STREAM OF PRAISE

After the 2011 Tsunami in Japan, Mary Lee of Stream of Praise wrote a new theme song for OperationSAFE based on the story of Pete’s Adventure. This song has encouraged children who went through the tsunami disaster here in Japan and the aftermath of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima.

CHINESE AND ENGLISH

Since disasters happen often in many Asian countries around the “Ring of Fire”, Stream of Praise has created a short animation that explains how children can help other children through fears and struggles.

 

ZAMBOANGA GALLERY

OPERATIONSAFE CAMP IN ZAMBOANGA

In late December, OperationSAFE held a child trauma resiliency camp in Zamboanga, Mindanao in the Philippines. This was the first of its kind in the nation and the staff found parents begging that their children be allowed to participate because of the trauma that they had experienced.

INVITATION TO THE 2ND DISASTER CHAPLAINS’ CAFÉ

Date: January 16th, 2014 (Thu), 4:00 p.m. ~ 6:00 p.m.


Place: Ochanomizu Christian Center, Room 416



Topic: “Spiritual Care ~ Self Care 
Listening: Creating A Safe Space for Chaplains and Pastors to Speak Their Hearts”

Facilitator: Helen Kwak, CRASH Japan Care Coordinator

 Those who were involved in the disaster responders program, or who 
are still active in it, or are interested in such activities are all welcomed.
  It is a café type meeting and 
 refreshments will be provided. 
Registration is not required, but your advanced registration by e-mail
would be much appreciated.

 Sponsor: Disaster Responders Chaplain Program Committee
 (DRCnet)


Contact: e-mail: info@drcnet.jp

Tel: 03-5577-4824, Fax: 03-5577-4865

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13th(Fri) Our team visited a house to get rid of dirts in their yard.

2019年11月13日(金)

九キ災嬉野センター(嬉野キリスト教会)での ミーティングの後、金立町に出発。地域に近づくと、遠くから山の中腹に金刀比羅神宮が見えてくる。川の写真にあるように、上流の河川が決壊し、土砂が直ぐ下の道の両側の複数の家屋と庭に流れ込んでいた。

早速Aさん宅にての作業が始まる。土砂をスコップでとり、一輪車に乗せ、それをトラックに載せ、土砂置き場まで移動し、降ろす作業を繰り返す。初日の作業は10:30から15:00まで。社協のボランティア10数人も本日からこの地域に入っていた。
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台風の影響で、停電や断水、通信障害の被害の大きかった千葉県南房総地区にある諸教会を、日本福音同盟(JEA)援助協力委員会の村上委員長とCJの理事2名で訪問。訪問時は停電は解消していましたが、大変な状況の中で、先生方には被災時のお話を分かち合って頂きました。最後に今後の復旧の為に祈りの時をもたせて頂きました。
 訪問教会(順番に)は、1、インマヌエル木更津キリスト教会(宮崎聖輝師・和子師)、2、インマヌエル館山キリスト教会(斎藤園子師・義信師)、3、日本同盟基督教団館山教会(李京奭師)、4、館山聖アンデレ教会(聖公会:吉川智之司祭ーご不在で司祭夫人にお話しを聞かせて頂く)、日本ホーリネス教団袖ヶ浦キリスト教会(盧俊煥師)。
 東京電力の報告にあるように、停電復旧まではまだ時間を要します。ライフライン(特に電気)は、いのちに関わる事柄ですので、一日も早い回復と、被災された方々の日々の生活の支えを、お祈り申し上げます。
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Report on 12th Sep. about Disastef Relief activity in Saga Prefecture.Prayers and volunteers are appreciated.
9月12日の佐賀の様子を報告します。
Volunteer application page information is at the bottom.
また、ボランティア募集の情報が下の方にあります。ご覧ください。

また、関東での被災状況の情報を集めております。メッセンジャーでご連絡くだされば感謝です。
If you have any information or having affected by Typhoon this past week in Kanto area, please let us know.

お祈りとご支援に感謝申し上げます。
Thank you for your prayer and support.

2019年9月12日
佐賀ボランティアセンター
ボランティアセンター作業開始3日目

午後、嬉野ベースの藤野師、九キ災とともに、佐賀司牧会に参加いたしました。

司牧会の牧師先生方とともに、佐賀の被害の回復、佐賀県のネットワークについて、武雄の教会について祈りました。

また、佐賀の金立の土砂災害への支援についても祈りました。多くのボランティアが必要です。

ボランティアの募集要項は、こちら(https://kyusyuchristdrc.wixsite.com/kumamoto/blank-12)から申請することができます。是非ご参加ください。
You can apply for the volunteer work from the link above.

また、お車でお越しの方は、事前に高速道路無料措置化の所定の用紙をダウンロードすることをおすすめします。九キ災嬉野ベースでの働きを終えられたあと、社会福祉協議会で作業をされれば、高速道路無料措置化の手続きをすることが出来ます。帰りの道は行きと同じである必要がありますが、ぜひご検討ください。

その他の支援参加もできます。九キ災の嬉野ベースについてのページをご覧ください。

皆さまのお祈りとご支援に感謝申し上げます!
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