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CHILD TRAUMA TEAMS TRAINED IN THREE PROVINCES IN THE PHILIPPINES

CRASH Japan Director Jonathan Wilson traveled in November to three islands in the Philippines to conduct OperationSAFE child trauma trainings for local churches and organizations. The trip expanded the successful work of the first year after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan internationally) further on the island of Samar and to new areas in Leyte and Cebu.

OperationSAFE trains people from the local community in emotional first-aid for children. The intervention builds up the entire community by not only instilling trauma resiliency principles in children but also in youth, teachers and caregivers who will continue to be there for the children long after outside help has left.

God’s Plan is Big and Wonderful in Tohoku

Let’s praise the name of the Lord. I truly appreciate those who have been praying and supporting Tohoku. We feel the fresh autumn air and all the mountains are turning to beautiful autumn color here in Sendai.

    It has been 2 years and 8 months since the Great East Japan Earthquake and here in Tohoku there are differences in the pace of recovery in various areas. People are struggling with frustration that they can’t see the future, and they also often share the fear that even though they found a place to live, they need to prepare a large sum of money for moving out of temporary housing into regular housing. I know one person who couldn’t sleep well and couldn’t focus while he was driving and nearly caused a car accident. Also there are people who are finally beginning to open their hearts and start to share their distress and experiences after 2 years and 8 months. We feel it’s important for them to have a safe place to open their hearts. And moreover, believer’s testimony and Gospel are reaching those who never ever heard about Gospel before the earthquake. Recently the concert by Ron Brown was held at several locations in Tohoku and we could praise the Lord and sing together with a lot of people. After the concert people gladly said, “It was great and believing something gave us great strength! Christians are amazing.” I always saw and felt that after the meeting, people’s faces were full of smiles and they looked very satisfied. I’m sure that it is because God is with us and He is working among us. God loves the people in Tohoku and also loves the people who volunteer and always gives grace to them. I’m always amazed by God great huge plan and wonderfulness. I have great expectations of what God will do in this disaster area.

    Please continue to pray and support the disaster survivors.                                     

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OPERATIONSAFE PHILIPPINES HAIYAN REPORT

During the months of April and May 2014, nine OperationSAFE camps were held in Eastern Samar, Philippines providing psychosocial support for 895 children.  Together with the first camp held earlier in Quinapondan the total number of children attending has been 1,077.

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Five camps were held in April and another four camps were conducted in May in six municipalities; Balangkayan, Quinapondan, Hernani, Giporlos, Balangiga and Lawaan.

CRASH Japan provided curriculum and on the field training and funding for the Philippine Children’s Ministry Network who worked together with municipal governments, NGO’s and a core team of 14 volunteers from local churches.

Major funding for OperationSAFE came from humedica e.V., the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and support raised by school children in Japan and the U.S.

 

 

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A CRASH initial volunteer team visited one of the severely affected areas (Tenno area) in Kure city, where landslides are continuing and there is still no running water in some areas. After the flood the survivors are also suffering from heat wave - today's temperature was over 35°C (95°F). The Kure Christian volunteer center will begin tomorrow to send volunteers to help the survivors. CRASH Japan is going to support them through volunteer coordination and emotional and spiritual care.

Please keep praying for CRASH and help us by your generous donations. crashjapan.com/en/donate/

クラッシュジャパンのスタッフは、呉市の天応地区を訪問しました。呉市でも大きな被害が出た地域です。まだ断水が続き、土砂が残っています。明日からキリスト教会・呉ボランティアセンターがこの地域にボランティアを送ります。

クラッシュジャパンはボランティアセンター立ち上げのために協力し、また少しでしたが物資も運びました。これからもボランティアを送ることや心のケアを通して被災地支援をお行なっていきます。お祈りと献金のご支援を宜しくお願い申し上げます。 crashjapan.com/ja/shien/
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The Iwagamis of CRASH Japan visited Kure Christian volunteer center which will be opened tomorrow. They brought food and water. Many staff already are preparing for opening and accepting volunteers.

クラッシュジャパンの岩上は現在、キリスト教会・呉ボランティアセンター(インマヌエル呉キリスト教会)を訪問しています。まずボランティアセンターに飲料と食物を運びました。明日からボランティアセンターがオープンします。これからボランティア受け入れが始まります。岩上2名も今、ボランティアセンターの開設準備の手伝いをしています。
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To give you an idea of how wide-spread this disaster is, here is animation of the amount of water in the soil over time in Western Japan. The saturation of the soil made the mountainous areas ripe for landslides.

NHK WORLD-JAPAN
These graphs and maps compiled by NHK World illustrate the intensity and scope of the worst torrential rains in Japan in 30 years. The amount of rain soaking the ground raised the risk of mudslides.

www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/nhknewsline/backstories/graphicvisualization/
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