The schedule for the year-end and New Year holidays has been updated. We miss those staff members who completed their services and went back home in December. However, we believe that they will powerfully share their experiences and what they have learned in Iwate, and encourage others to support us, so that our work will grow and be sustained. Thank you! Except the “Ippo Ippo Yamada” base that opens on the 3rd, almost all other sites start their activities from the beginning of next week. Please pray that our staff can take a well-deserved good rest to rejuvenate both physically and spiritually, as some staff, who are not used to […]
Merry Christmas! A series of Christmas-related events at each disaster-affected location have been finished. In the past, many people joined one after another in local community programs and were involved in building trusting relationships with people in each community. We are happy to report that, in such a relationship, each event was a wonderful time to celebrate Christmas! The schedule for the fourth week of December has been updated. During the year-end through New Year holidays, our activities will slow down. While some sites will be fully closed down, other sites continue their works. There are also volunteers who take advantage of this holiday season to come and meet people’s […]
This week, many volunteers from Singapore, Hong Kong, etc. are serving in our program together with our full time staff. Christmas-related activities being held in each site are providing a good time for participants. Christina, who had been with us until last week, is now on the way back to her home country.
Continuing from the last week, there are many Christmas-related activities and events this week. Missionary Christina Jones of the Ichinoseki Base, which started as CRASH Japan’s base and is now a part of the 3.11 Iwate Church Network, is leaving Iwate this weekend. Please pray for God’s guidance for the future.
We pray that the Christmas Café and Café “Ochakko” programs at different locations will be blessed. The retreat of staff and core members was a great success. Thank you for your prayers. We shared experiences and challenges at each work fields, encouraged one another, and thanked for the opportunity to continue to work together.