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Helping a nursing home

CRASH volunteer staff pastors have been working in both Hiroshima and Okayama Prefectures providing leadership and administration. Here is one example. On July 26th, a team of over 30 Japanese and Korean volunteers, led by a CRASH pastor, went into the heart of the mountains in Okayama Prefecture to help a special care nursing home. 98% of the residents need at least Level 2 nursing care, so it was a miracle that the staff on duty were able to quickly carry everyone to the second floor before the first floor was submerged. The volunteer team worked in the blazing sun to clean mud from the furniture and equipment. (Click on any photo to view it full size.)

More photos of this and many other activities can be found on CRASH’s Facebook page.

Kurashiki submerged

Pray for Western Japan after floods

There is widespread damage after torrential rains hit a huge swath of Western Japan for several days. Please pray for rescue for those still stranded, shelter for the hundreds of thousands who are displaced or evacuated, comfort for the families of over 90 who have died and over 50 who are still missing, and safety for the first responders. Also pray for the Lord’s wisdom for CRASH and other disaster relief organizations who are assessing the most strategic ways we can help.

Also, please visit the Financial Support page and consider donating to help with our relief efforts.

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Recent article from SkyNews

Trip to Hita Base (Northern Kyushu)

CRASH Japan sent 2 volunteers to Kyushu DRC Hita base. Today they went to Asakura city, one of the most devastated areas in Fukuoka, due to the heavy rain 3 weeks ago. They helped clean up a house of a gentleman & his daughter. Their house had been totally covered in mud. One CRASH volunteer served as a chaplain. She visited a shelter nearby and listened to several survivors’ stories listening to their traumatic stories. An old lady told of when the flood came in her home she was so afraid and just trembling in a blanket. CRASH Japan continues to send psychological and spiritual caregivers to the survivors. Please help CRASH Japan with your prayers and financial support.

From Facebook…

【お知らせ/Announcement】(日本語は下) CRASH Japan is happy to announce that after a break of three years, Helen Kwak has once again joined us. She will be heading up our Heart Care Department and restarting our Heart Care training programs. After working with CRASH during the 3.11 response in the Survivor Care department, Helen went on to help develop the DRCnet Chaplaincy training program, while earning her Masters in Human Services Counseling. She resigned from CRASH in the spring of 2017 in order to be with her son as he battled cancer in the states. After his passing she has returned to Japan, and worked to build a small counseling practice. Helen's passion is in developing relevant heart care training programs that will be valuable tools for pastors, lay persons, and disaster responders here in Japan. You will hear more about this in the future. Right now Helen is gathering a team of current and former staff, and planning an online global event for everyone who participated in CRASH's 3.11 disaster response. REFLECT and CONNECT (details coming soon) will be a space for us to reflect on where the last 10 years have led us, and reconnect with each other. Please mark your calendars for March 13 ~14 and look for details soon! クラッシュジャパンに心のケア部門の責任者として、心のケアトレーニングプログラムをリードするため郭ヘレンさんが3年ぶりに再び加わりました。 ヘレンさんは3.11のサバイバーケア部門でクラッシュに勤務した後、DRCnetチャプレンシーのトレーニングプログラムの開発に貢献し、同時にカウンセリングの修士号を取得しました。2017年春、癌と闘っていた息子さんとアメリカで一緒に過ごすためクラッシュを退職しました。 息子さんの死後、日本に戻り、カウンセリングの仕事をしています。 ヘレンさんには心のケアトレーニングプログラムを開発することへの熱意があり、それが日本の牧師、信徒、災害対応者のための貴重なツールとなることを願っています。 このプログラムについては今後情報発信していきます。 ヘレンさんは、現在のスタッフと元スタッフのチームを集め、2011年のクラッシュの3.11災害対応に参加した全ての人のためにグローバルなイベント「REFLECT and CONNECT」をオンラインで企画しています。 この「REFLECT and CONNECT」(詳細は近日発表)は、この10年を振り返り、お互いにつながりを取り戻す場となるでしょう。3月13日~14日の開催を予定しております。 ... See MoreSee Less

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