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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.                                     

Sendai Office/Tomoko Sugawara, November, 2013.75808_546928345324972_5623553_n

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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先週15日(土)に九州キリスト災害支援センター主催の『聴くっ茶』にクラッシュジャパンの岩上が参加してきました。

震災から2年が経過しましたが、仮設住宅での支援活動が続いています。心のケアの働きは、緊急支援と変わらず大切なものです。

引き続き熊本もお祈りに覚えてください。
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今日(21日)も秋空の下、三ヶ国からの奉仕者たちと共に瓦礫の片付けと運搬をしました。
Worked with 8 volunteers from Sapporo, Korea and Oregon. Volunteers are wanted.

今日、神さまが送ってくださったのは8人。ボランティアは、札幌福音自由教会の鍛冶先生ご夫妻、韓国CCCの3人の大学生、アメリカのオレゴン州からの横井先生チーム3人。
リーダーの弓削さん(OBJ)と私を合わせて10人で、瓦礫をトラックに積み込み、集積場まで運びました。ボランティアが与えられ、助けを待っている方々に届いていけるように続けてお祈りしていきましょう。
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 岡山キリスト災害支援室での災害ボランティア支援活動2日目。この日は、3チームでそれぞれの個人宅に派遣され、室内の清掃活動などに従事しました。クラッシュ・チームはオペレーションブレッシングの伊東リーダーの指示の元、ある大きなお宅の最終仕上げの清掃作業を担当させていただきました。真備の街中をみても、プロの大工やリフォーム業者の姿はあっても、平日のボランティアの姿はほとんど見かけませんでした。被災した自宅をリフォームするにしても、公費解体を待っている方々にとっても、家の中の家財などは自分達で撤去しなければならず、現地の人々の要望に十分応えるにはまだボランティアの力が必要です。
 岡キ災の働きも広江ベースは9月末で縮小し、真備町に新しい拠点となるベースを開設する予定です。今後の動向は、岡キ災のFBをご覧下さい。
 さまざまな働きの移行期間にある現地ベースを覚えて、引き続き祈りたいと思います。
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