Although “The 3.11 Iwate Church Network” got going right after the Great East Japan Disaster, we only held our first face-to-face meeting with all the staff involved on 21 Jan 2012….10 months had already passed by that time since the Network was set up.
Happy belated new year.
We look forward to staying in touch with you this year and covet your prayers.
Please continue to pray for the protection of the health and ministry of our staff, the collaborating pastors and missionaries, and the many different organizations that we work together with,
From our side too here in Iwate, to all of you who continue to support us, we pray our Lord will bless you and keep you.
On Jan 13th (Fri), there was a special program aired on Iwate TV that focused on Catherine Porter who ministers largely in the Miyako are as a missionary working together with us. Unfortunately, the program was only available for viewing within Iwate.
Although it’s been an unusually warm winter so far, we’re getting some serious winter weather now for a change. All of us are now back to ministry, and our activities are beginning to pick up again. This week, one of our members, Ps Wakai, provided an update on Iwate’s situation at a unified non-denominational prayer meeting held in Tokyo at Yodobashi Church on Jan 11th, to pray for the reconstruction in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Disaster.
Happy new year to all our website followers.
We look forward to continuing our ministry in the disaster-stricken coast of Iwate together with you in 2016. Please continue to pray for and to support this ministry.
The fifth anniversary since the disaster struck will come around this year. In many more ways than one, the year will likely be referred to as a “milestone reached”. However, individuals continue to struggle with a variety of situations of their own and the communities each have their own hurdles to overcome. Do pray that a recovery process fit for each will be granted. And, please pray for us, that we may continue to draw up along side people and communities in a suitable way.