Our Miyako Taro district local staff is requesting a donation of a home sewing machine, an iron and an ironing board. Please help if you can. Contact person: Fumiaki Otsuka Telephone: 019-636-4137 Delivery address: Morioka Minami Church 4-25-16 Motomiya, Morioka, Iwate 020−0866 JAPAN
As the summer holiday season is approaching, we are expecting many volunteers to come and join our local activities. We are very thankful! The Ofunato “Grace House” base and the Kitakami base will be completed soon. The Ippo Ippo Yamada facility is open to public Monday through Saturday, and used in wonderful ways. On 24th (Tuesday), our volunteers will distribute potatoes in Rikuzentakata, and on27th (Friday), help with parent-children activities at a local festival to be held in the Ichinoseki Murone district. Please continue to pray for our works, the staff, volunteers and people in the community!
Our activities are actively being carried out in various areas this week; and the Renovation and development works at the Kamaishi, Ofunato and Kitakami bases are under way. The “Ippo Festa” will be held at the Ippo Ippo (Step by Step) Yamada base from July 21 (Saturday) through 23 (Monday)!
We are very thankful that many volunteers are coming from different locations this week. The summer vacation begins in July, and we are expecting many workers to come and serve with us. Please pray for the staff and churches as we enter into the active summer season. (Photo taken by Michio Nagata, staff)
On June 30 in Ofunato, a summer festival was held in cooperation between about 20 volunteer staff (those of the Church Network and from different places), and volunteers from the local community hall, and we were able to entertain about 300 people from to grandpas and grandmas. We are in July now and the weather will turn hotter. Our support activities continue to be carried on at different locations. The renovation and preparation works for Ofunato, Kamaishi and Kitakami bases are progressing. When you come near Yamada-machi area, please stop by at the “Ippo Ippo Yamada” base.