Mobilizing Relief Effort

Current Relief Effort
As you can imagine the effort to mobilize relief effort throughout the country is quite a big task. Currently Christian groups from all denominations within the country are trying to communicate through various ways to identify need and then try to help fulfill the need. If you know a Christian missionary in Japan please tell them to join “CRASH TOHOKU QUAKE RELIEF” Facebook group.

Praise Report from the Field

Our OPC friends in Sendai live in one of the hardest hit areas, and we got word this morning that their house is standing and they are alive. As is often the case, they had no idea of the widespread devastation, since they have no electricity, phones, or power. We are thankful they are alive. – Amy, Nagoya Team Leader’s Wife

The Spiritual Need in Japan

Pray for the spiritual needs of this region. The areas affected by the earthquake and tsunamis of Miyagi, Fukushima, and Ibaraki are some of the most spiritually needy places in Japan. With over 4.9 million people yet only about 9,000 active Christians (about 0.15%). Fukushima has the lowest average worship attendance with only 19 per church. There is one city and 44 towns still with no church. Pray God changes the spiritual situation. – Sources: CIS News 12/2012, JEMA Directory 2010

Interesting Links
Map of the Damage From the Japanese Earthquake – An interactive map* and photographs of places that were damaged by the March 11 earthquake of the coast of Japan

Japan Person Finder

Lowthers in Japan – MTW Missionary Family in Japan

*The MTW Tokyo team (where Michael served his internship) is near the Cosmo oil refinery on fire in Ichihara

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