We’ve finally been able to update this week’s activity calendar; sorry for the delay. Towards the later part of the week, there is a thanksgiving meeting at Hocmin (Hokkaido Christian Mission Network) in Sapporo. Ps Iwatzuka from Miyako Community Church will be there to give a report. Hocmin has continued to provide us with long-term staff and volunteers since the disaster happened. They have given of themselves greatly in manpower, financially and spiritually for the work of disaster relief and support. (The accompanying snap is from a staff meeting held at Morioka Minami Church)
We’ve updated our website with the activities for the 3rd week of January. Paul Ii has newly joined us as permanent staff and was activated last week. Although it’s been awhile since our last program there, we have a craft program scheduled at Rikuzentakata this week. The photograph is a snap from the concerts held last week in Senmaya, Murone and Kesennuma by Nina & Paul Michaelsen. The couple spent time in 2011 working as staff of Crash Japan’s Ichinoseki base.
Our work for the coming week will commence. Most of it is our regularly scheduled programs. We will be receiving volunteers from many places this week as well to work alongside with us. Volunteers from the Kesennuma high school baseball team will come to help out at this weekend’s concert in Murone and Kesennuma by Nina Michaelsen.
To be honest, I found that my own personal memory and interest in the disaster zone was fading, and the lack of information about the disaster zone wasn’t helping. So, I wanted to find out how life was like there now, what the volunteer work there was like and to learn about the needs on the ground today. Additionally, having found that I was not really able to offer anything in particular since the day of March 11th, I was moved to email you to see if there was any way in which I could be of use to you.
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Our organization’s activities will resume back to normal at each location this week. Due probably to the current cold winter weather, some staff and core members are suffering from health problems. Please pray for their recovery. There will be no activities conducted at some sites during the first half of this week, as staff of such sites will participate in thee “Kawaguchi Camp,” a training program for those ministers and workers who are 40 years old or younger, hosted by the Conservative Baptist Association of Japan. Please pray that the Camp will be used to inspire and effectively train the participants. The photo is of the C-on (Zion) Kinshuko (Lake […]