o, we’re in the last week of Jan. Thank you for upholding our work in our various locations across the tsunami zone and our staff in your prayers this past week. We held a Core Members’ Meeting on the 27th and discussed the coming 3.11 Memorial (the 5th anniversary from that terrible disaster) and various matters beyond April this year. Please continue to pray and support us. We will continue to line up alongside the people and the communities of the disaster zone, and to continue to help build up and plant churches. We hope to inform you about each of these things in due course.
This winter’s gonna be warm and with less snow….whoops, the moment we thought like that a major cold front came through dumping tons of snow all over the place. The snow along the coast tends to be wet and heavy. This brought the power lines down and many experienced loss of power supply in the midst of the winter cold, giving people there a really hard time. Please remember to pray for their protection.
Our Miyako area staff are back to work from this week, and with this, all our locations are now back to continuing our support ministry.
Thank you for your prayers for Mrs Yoshie Takahashi. She was discharged last weekend and returned home to Kamaishi.
We are also thankful Catherine Porter was able to complete her recording session for her 2nd CD production.
We rejoice to hear from Ps Birkner that they held a baptism ceremony in the Iwaizumi area on the 17th of January.
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.