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  • 益城町にある「熊本東聖書キリスト教会」

April 17 Kumamoto/Oita Update

As of Sunday morning, the death count has risen to 41, over 2000 have been treated for injuries, and 180,000 people are evacuees.

CRASH Japan’s Assessment Team is working behind the scenes to evaluate the situation on the ground, including a trip from Tokyo by two CRASH leaders Tuesday-Wednesday and gathering information from churches and ministries already in Kyushu. We are developing a plan for how the worldwide church can respond to the disaster with Christian Relief Assistance Support and Hope! Please pray for our leaders and our assessment team as they make decisions and establish pathways for your care to reach the people of Kumamoto. To help, choose one or more of the blue buttons to the right!

Large Earthquake in Kumamoto

東京新聞に熊本地震の記事As is reported in the media, on April 14 a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit Kumamoto Prefecture in Kyushu. 9 people were killed, hundreds were injured (50 severely), and 40,000 people are currently displaced.

The following quote is from the Facebook page of the Machida Church Disaster Preparedness Network:

“The combined church sanctuary and parsonage of East Kumamoto Bible Christian Church was completely destroyed. The pastor’s daughter was trapped for a time, but was rescued safely and is being treated at a hospital. The pastor and his family plans to stay at the affiliated North Kumamoto Bible Christian Church. Kamoto Christian Church did not suffer severe damage.”

Please remember the victims in your prayers.

Prayer Requests

  • That Jesus would have mercy on all those who have suffered loss or grief.
  • That necessary help would speedily reach the victims who need it.

Request for Donations

For information about how to donate, please see: http://crashjapan.com/en/donate/

Volunteer Registration

Until now, CRASH Japan has been processing volunteer registration for relief work in Kumamoto. However, it has now been decided that CRASH will consolidate its procedure with that of “Kyushu Christ Disaster Support Center” after June.
Since Kumamoto base is scheduled to relocate during the time between the end of May and the beginning of June, the acceptance of volunteers will resume after June 6.

Please register from the link below if you are interested in volunteering in Kumamoto.
Application for Volunteer

Please check the attached “Volunteer Request” file.
Volunteer Request
*Please be aware that, due to current needs, volunteers must have Japanese language skills.

 

From Facebook…

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2020年度の計画と予算について、本日理事会、社員総会を開催し、承認しました。現在クラッシュジャパンに常勤スタッフはいませんが、2019年度も各自が自分の仕事を持ちながら、平時の防災啓蒙活動と、災害時の緊急支援活動に従事させて頂きました。
 皆様のご支援、お祈りに心より感謝致します。総会後、フロア内の引越しに、全員で汗をかきました。

The Board of Directors and the General Meeting of Employees today held and approved the plan and budget for the fiscal year of 2020. Currently, there is no full-time staff at Crash Japan, but in 2019, each of them engaged in raising awareness about disaster relief during "peace time" and emergency support activities in the event of a disaster, all while maintaining their other jobs and responsibilities.
CRASH Japan is very grateful for your continued prayers and support. After the general meeting, everyone got in a great workout helping us move and organize!
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今日は3月11日です。東日本大震災がおきてから9年が経ちます。震災後キリスト教会の繋がりから生まれたネットワークによる追悼記念礼拝やコンサートの催しが今年も計画されていましたが、コロナウィルスの影響により中止となりました。
私たちは、あの未曾有の災害の中を生き、今日まで歩んでいるあの方、この方たちの顔を思いおこしながら祈ります。キリスト教会や団体に繋がり歩んでおられる方々を覚えて祈ります。震災後、ボランティアとして労した何千人もの方々の祝福を祈ります。
今日も平安でありますように。

           代表理事 永井敏夫

Today is March 11th. Nine years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake. A network which was born out of the cooperation between christian churches planned to have a commemorative worship service and concert but the gathering was canceled due to the coronavirus.
We live in an unprecedented type of disaster and pray while remembering the faces of those who have are being affected to this day. We remember and pray for those who are connected to Christian churches and organizations. We pray for the blessings of thousands of volunteers who worked after the earthquake.
Peace be with you today.

-Nagai Toshio
Board of Directors Representative
CRASH Japan
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アメリカ・ミネソタ州から来日中の異文化インターンシップ旅行中の大学生チーム一行をお迎えし、活動紹介と交流の時を持ちました。Students and professors from University of Northwestern visited CRASH Office, and we had a great fellowship today. This is a part of their Intercultural Internship experience, and they have travelled several countries for 62 days. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago  ·  

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