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By John Houlette - WorldVenture Missionary in Japan — Tokyo, Japan
A team of four JBF missionaries, Janet Brown, Greg Swenson, Paul Sadler and John Houlette, will be travelling north of Sendai this week, 4/27-5/1, to do relief work. They will be serving at an evacuation center in Ishinomaki, delivering 200 rice cookers, New Testaments and tracts. They will also visit Kessennuma. Ishinomaki is roughly 30 miles from Sendai and Kessennuma 95 miles. …Continue
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A WorldVenture Partner Pastor tells of his experience of earthquake relief.
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By Janet Brown - Missionary in Japan Coordinating Short-Term Teams - Tokyo, Japan
One month in Review
April 11 was exactly one month after the 9.1 earthquake followed by a massive tsunami, in northern Japan. The tsunami damaged the Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima. Since then there have been over 1500 aftershocks, but no more tsunamis. The Nuclear Power Plant is still struggling to cool the reactors. Tokyo has gone through a gas and…Continue
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By Ken Taylor - WorldVenture Missionary in Japan — Toyko, Japan
It has been 3 weeks since the triple tragedy in Japan. From a human level, one cannot escape the feeling of despair and helplessness. But from a spiritual perspective, we are all the more dependent on God and sense His presence moment by moment.
Following are deep impressions the Lord Jesus Christ has given us:
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By John Houlette - WorldVenture Missionary in Japan - Sendai, Japan
Our time in the Shiogama-Tagajo (Sendai) area is coming to a close. It has been a rich time. We worked with several pastors and church members from our CB family, Inter-Varsity, CRASH Japan, Southern Baptists and several others groups. Today we worked with Pastor Matsumoto and Mr. Takahashi of the Yamagata Deaf Church. It was a blessing to serve with them.
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By John Houlette - WorldVenture Missionary in Japan — Sendai, Japan
Today, Wednesday, was very different from the day before. Instead of visiting more than a dozen homes, we worked on one. No more piano moving.
We continued on the Aizawa home.
Japanese homes have one to three rooms that have woven straw mats, or tatami. The size of rooms are measured in terms of number of mats. Typically, 4.5, 6, 8,…
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By John Houlette - WorldVenture Missionary in Japan — Tagajo (Sendai), Japan
Our team of five left our accommodations at a beach cabin with electricity and gas but no water, at 7:30 am
and headed twenty minutes by car to the Shiogama Bible Baptist Church to get instructions for the day. Pastor Yukimasa Otomo, assistant pastor, spoke to the fifty or so volunteers, giving us instructions on where we would be working and how to serve. We were…
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By John Houlette - WorldVenture Missionary in Japan - Tagajo-Shiogama, Japan (Near Sendai)
A team of five Japan Baptist Fellowship missionaries, (a partnership of WorldVenture and Fellowship international) arrived at Tagajo-Shiogama last night. These two towns are twenty minutes from Sendai, and were the hardest hit by the tsunami.
As we entered the area, riding on the main artery near the Sendai port, the damage and brokenness of…Continue
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By Bola Taylor - WorldVenture Missionary in Japan — Tokyo, Japan
Greetings from Tokyo where we are experiencing God's grace in incredible ways!
Most of you probably received our latest update stating the latest on the Nuclear Fall out from Fukushima. We are humbled by the unbelievable sacrifice of the Fukushima 50 who are making it possible for us to be…Continue
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Japan experienced a triple tragedy last week. A 9.0 earthquake, then a horrific tsunami, and now nuclear reactor meltdowns. Not to mention the ongoing aftershocks (just had one as I am writing), the cold weather, power outages, and the weakening dollar.
The Tokyo Taylors are fine and we know you are praying for us. Tokyo was spared from much of the devastation but…Continue
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Refugee Life Report by Rev. Akira Satoh — Fukushima, Northeast Japan
Below is a letter by the pastor whose church is 5 kilometers from the nuclear power plant that is at risk in Fukushima Prefecture. Please read it and feel the passion of this pastor’s heart.
I give thanks for your prayers. On March 15th at 1 in the morning, my wife and I, having joined a truck which was full of relief supplies, stopped at a…Continue
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By Bola Taylor — Tokyo, Japan
Took a day off from the Food Brigade at CRASH to take care of my children. We have been advised to stay indoors. Luke, my 17 yo is very concerned about the Nuclear Fall out. He did not even want to hang dry his clothes because of that.
We live 1 min away from our grocery store so I sent Luke ahead to line up . I arrived there just as it opened & saw the market abuzz with activity. Felt like a…Continue
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By Ken Taylor — Tokyo, Japan
Thank you for continued prayers. Aftershocks continue and we just had one as I write. I am sure that there is a plethora of information you are getting. Below are updates and prayer points that I would like to share. There are many links to visit as well. Please check back here for periodic updates. Pray that we will be able to respond to the needs most effectively, relevantly, and…Continue
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By Bola Taylor — Tokyo, Japan.
First of all THANK YOU for keeping in touch. We are overwhelmed by your care & concern for our family. We are so blessed by you. Opting to answer your numerous emails this way so we can get the news going as quickly as possible. I trust you don't mind.
This morning, I got up from a warm bed, washed my face & started making breakfast. So thankful that we…Continue
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