A Summer Festival will be held in Ofunato Ikawa area. In response to a request from the local community hall, the 3.11 Iwate Church Network planned the event, in which various fun activities, including BBQ and other food stands, as well as kids programs will be offered. The location is at the dry river bed near the community hall; and anyone is welcome to join. Support activities at each local site and the development works for Kamaishi, Ofunato and Kitakami bases are continually being carried out.
The Ippo Ippo (step by step) Yamada base, which is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm, has been increasingly recognized by the community and used in various ways. The development works for Kamaishi and Ofunato bases are steadily being carried out. In Rikuzentakata, “Utakko Kyoshitsu (singing class)” will be held this week. In the Ofunato Ikawa area, a “Koryu Festa (Exchange Festival)” is planned next week on 30th (Saturday).
Our activities will continue to be carried out this week in each area. Renovation and preparation works for Ofunato Grace House and Ippo Ippo (step by step) Kamaishi bases are progressing for the earliest possible opening. We are expecting many volunteer teams and individuals to come and take part in local activities! A few volunteers, since last week, have been helping with fruit thinning work at Rikuzentakata apple orchards. It has been somehow a lonely work for them; however, since a new team of volunteers will be added this week, they will not be lonely any more!? Pastor and Mrs. Iwatsuka of the Miyako Community Church will be on their […]
Calendar The “Ippo Ippo (step by step) Yamada,” a new base for Yamada area support activities, is finally ready to launch and the opening ceremony will be held this week. The base is set up as part of the “Ippo Ippo” Iwate area support project of OMF, with which our Network has a partnership relationship. The facility will be used not only as an activity base but also as a place to gather and relax for people in the community. New bases are being developed in other areas as well, including the renovation of “Grace House” in Ofunato and the preparation work for “Ippo Ippo Kamaishi.” This week, we are […]
We would like to express our appreciation to all those who have been offering prayers and support for quake-affected people in Iwate. Our Network currently needs a car for local staff who must travel around Ofunato area for their support activities. The car can be almost any car except for a Kei car (light automobile), as carrying of many people or heavy loads is not required. Please contact us if you can donate such a car. Contact information: Yoshiya Kondo, Coordinator (080-1664-0483) / Masaki Sasaki, Secretariat (0197-63-4789)