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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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11/5より11/30までの予定で福島県(須賀川市・郡山市)での支援活動を開始します。
本日、支援会議・祈り会に参加いたしました。
「須賀川シオンの丘」をベースとしていますが、まずは、地域教会に協力しながらニーズの把握をしていきます。
※現段階ではボランティア募集はありません。

今後、ニーズに合わせて募集をします。
浸水地域では特に、床板剥がし・床下乾燥が冬を迎える前の重要な課題です。支援の愛の手が届きますようにお祈りください。

九州キリスト災害支援センター
須賀川シオンの丘ベース
世話人
木田 惠嗣先生
(ミッション東北、郡山キリスト福音教会)
三箇 義生先生
(日本アッセンブリーズ・オブゴッド教団、郡山グレースガーデンチャペル)
船田 肖二先生
(日本イエス・キリスト教団、白河栄光教会)
また、
岡山キリスト災害支援室
サマリタンズパース
KGK
日本イエス・キリスト教団
と協力しての支援となります。
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