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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…

2019年9月17日 火曜日
今日もクラッシュジャパンの山尾師は オペレーション・ブレッシング・ジャパンのスタッフの方々と協働で支援です。お祈りを感謝します。今日で2日目です。続いてお祈りをお願いします。
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9月17日被害状況の視察報告、写真は館山市南部にある布良集落。
50%から60%の屋根が台風被害を受け、ブルーシートなどでの応急処置が施されていましたが、まだ手付かずの家も散見し、高齢者の方々は、後片付けに助け手が必要な状況でした。
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2019年9月17日 火曜日
昨日 支援に伺った上総湊の報告
 
 上総湊はほぼ水は復旧しましたが、電気は20日以降みたいです。アン宣教師と教会のある地域は自治会の発電機を使い、充電器ステーションを作っています。

 ここ富津市は、今日から社協でボランティア受け入れを始めましたが、その前から雨に備えて地元のボランティアでブルーシート張りが進めたみたいです。

 現在の地元の動きは、店が開いていないので、炊き出しや物資を高齢者に運ぶボランティアが中心みたいです。
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