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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.

 

Volunteer team to Joso city on November 24.

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CRASH Japan volunteer team to Joso city on November 24.
They opened mobile cafe and invited survivors from a local village (Misaka-Shinden) in Joso city. They provided emotional and spiritual care to the survivors through active listening and special sweet (Oshiruko).

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From Facebook…

すみません。ハスカップのおにぎりの写真を忘れました。 ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago  ·  

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今日は午前中、地震で散らかってしまった上厚真の倉庫の片付けをしていただきました(私は同行せず、お店の留守番でした)。オヤツにいただいた「ハスカップのおにぎり」は予想に反してとても美味しかったです。夕方は急遽依頼の入った、ハロウィン用カボチャの荷下ろし。土曜日には子どもたちを集めてパーティーだそうです。明日は、今日片付けていただいた倉庫に、岡山からの支援物資が搬入される予定です。
今日で、岩手から来てくださったお二人は活動終了、明日早朝ベースを出発、八戸行のフェリーに乗船予定です。ありがとうございました。
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今日の午前は穂別キリスト教会の会堂から荷物を運び出す作業をしました。昼に一度ベースに戻り、隣のティールームにおじゃまして、カレーとピザの昼食を食べてから、また厚真に行き、昨夜ベースに入ったボランティアに被災地を見ていただきました。今日もまたマスターに大変お世話になりました。本当にありがとうございました。 ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago  ·  

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