CRASH Japan - Christian Disaster Relief
Participate in a "Video Letter" to Japan

For the 1-year anniversary of the March 11 disaster in Japan, CRASH Japan is putting together a special video. This is an opportunity for ANY country around the world to send an encouraging video message to the people of Japan.

The assignment is simple; shoot a video of yourself saying, in your native language, "Japan, we are still praying for you." Smaller files will work better. Video quality does not matter. Use your camera phone, or any video camera that can produce digital files.

  • If you can keep the file under 25MB, you can email it directly to us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • If the video is between 25MB and 50MB, please send it to us through YouSendIt.
  • For files larger than 50MB, please ask and we will provide a solution.

PLEASE SEND YOUR VIDEOS BY FRIDAY, MARCH 2 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The finished project will be posted here on our website on or before March 11, 2012.

For Such a Time as This

Nancy Nethercott, a TEAM missionary working with worship renewal in Japan, reflected briefly on the story of Esther as she discussed the tragedy. She quoted the portion of scripture from Esther 4:14, "for such a time as this," referring to the way that the Lord already equipped so many people to be ready to respond to the earthquake disaster. The day before the quake, Nancy met with a friend who often provides groceries for the Nethercotts, as they frequently host guests and provide hospitality for groups.

Japan 3.11 Anniversary Events

For the one year anniversary of the disaster CRASH Japan is cooperating with the Celebration of Hope in Sendai and a special prayer meeting in Tokyo that will feature guest speakers Philip Yancy, and Rev. Akira Sato -- pastor of "The Exodus Church."

Radiation Safety in Japan
As CRASH Japan moves towards its second year of serving survivors of the March 11 disaster, there are still plenty of opportunities for volunteers. CRASH is taking measures to ensure the safety of volunteers, including the recent addition of safety chief Nathan Williams to the headquarters staff. Among many places in the disaster zone, Nathan recently visited a temporary housing site in Fukushima City where he measured environmental radiation levels. CRASH Japan is committed to mobilizing volunteers safely and effectively. Please pray, give, and/or volunteer today. For more information on radiation safety in Japan we recommend the following site:

Serving Pastors in Japan's Disaster Zone

Written by John Houlette, World Venture missionary

It was Thursday night in Folsom, California. I was in the midst of leading a Japanese Pastors' Tour, and we had just finished a presentation on short term ministry to a group of on-fire college students at Lakeside Church.

Several stayed after the service to pray and talk about pursuing ministry in Japan. Blessed but exhausted, I returned to my host family's home and sat down to watch the 10 PM news. What followed changed my life forever.

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