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Do you know that penguins don’t or won’t fly? You might say, “Of course it can’t fly!”

But do you know that Pete the Penguin, who is the main character of our Operation SAFE Trauma Care Program, is now ready to fly?

    The Operation SAFE Trauma Care Program was born to care for the children who suffered from the Sichuan Earthquake in China in 2008.  And this program was also used for caring for children in Haiti and Tibet after disasters hit the respective regions.  Presently this program is used for the children in Tohoku, Japan.  And Pete the Penguin, who is working hard in Tohoku, is now ready to go to Asian countries as an ambassador of emotional care to the children in Asia.

    I am currently writing this article in Bali, Indonesia where I am hosting a Leadership Training Seminar for Operation Safe Trauma Care.  After hosting this session, I am going to Manila, Philippines and Seoul, Korea to give similar workshops.  Then Pete is ready to go abroad.

 Why is Pete invited to the Asian Countries? Is Pete’s job in Japan finished? NO! Pete will continue to work in Japan and CRASH Japan will continue to host the Operation SAFE Trauma Care Program in Tohoku and other parts of Japan mobilizing the volunteers and holding the workshops to deepen the knowledge and understanding of children’s emotional care.  But should we monopolize Pete in Japan? The Lord commands us to “SHARE”. Therefore, we should not monopolize Pete in Japan and CRASH Japan is led to extend the Love of God to all the suffering children in the world. And by the guidance of God and the invitation of the people in Asia, CRASH Japan is introducing the Operation SAFE Trauma Care Program to those who needs the program.

The Operation SAFE Trauma Care Program is not only for the children who are suffering from the effects of natural disasters but also very useful for the children in the refuge camps and the slums who need the emotional care.  Since there is no other emotional care programs for those children, the Operation SAFE Trauma Care Program is very much needed in Asia.

    Pete the Penguin is now responding to the cries heard in Asia. Will you come and join our efforts to share the Love of God?  We appreciate your prayers and support.  

Operation Safe Leader / Rie Wilson



DATE:JANUARY 25TH (SAT) 10:00 A.M. ~ 12:00 A.M.

Venue:Chuo Ward Harumi Kumin Kaikan Room 2
Lecturer: Kazuyoshi Kurihara (CRASH Japan)
NHK Disasster Prevention Net Work (Niiza, Higashikurume, Kiyose)
Date:Januanary 26th (Sun) 4:30 p.m. ~ 6:30 p.m.
Venue:The United Church of Japan Higashikurume Kyokai


星野富弘_ページ_1From January 23 to February 3, 2014, in seven locations in Minami Sanriku Cho, exhibitions of Tomihiro Hoshino’s artwork along with Concert & Cafe Event will be held.
CRASHJapan is looking for volunteers to be at these relaxing cafes to serve as listeners.
The dates for which CRASH is responsible for are January 29 to February 3, we are recruiting “active listening” volunteers for this time period.
This is valuable chance to serve those in Minami Sanriku Cho, as the local people come to the exhibition and open their hearts will you be there to listen?
To hear the real situation and listen to the real voice of the people.

1000 days from the disaster we must continue to “Don’t Forget” and bring the message of “We Remember”

Volunteer Details
Dates Needed: January 29 to February 3 (Wednesday to Monday)
(Feb. 2 is Sunday worship is observed and there is no event planned)
Partial participation is OK. Volunteering for just one day is also OK.

Number of Volunteers Needed: 1 to 5 people
Requirements: Christian, Business level Japanese

Accomodations: Minami Sanriku Cho Volunteer Center is planning
Lodging fee assistance is available

※We would like to have training seminar for volunteers.The training is scheduled on Jan 28th and 30th.


Christian Academy in Japan has designated new donations to the Love in Action fund to go to support OperationSAFE child trauma camps in the Philippines in response to Typhoon Haiyan. CAJ: Donate.

Headmaster Brian Vander Haak writes on his blog, “We know from experience that needs in the Philippines will linger far longer than most aid workers and the swell of donations will subside.”  CAJ students were active from the very first days raising money in support of 2011 tsunami survivors in Japan and then followed up with volunteer teams who went to serve in Tohoku.

Their goal is to raise just over ¥400,000 to sponsor an entire camp of children to receive emotional first aid and trauma intervention in East Samar, one of the most heavily affected Philippine provinces.  Each child can be sponsored for as little as ¥3,800.


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