Our missionaries Tim and Christine Huber have lived and served in Japan for years. They have planted several churches in Japan and have recently shared with us what life has been like in Japan since the earthquake. This article comes straight from their blog.
We were all shaken up by the biggest earthquake we have ever felt here in Japan. Things were falling out of the cupboard and shelves and smashing on the floor. We didn’t know if the whole building was going to collapse or not. Since then we have felt many aftershocks, and other earthquakes. Not long after the first quake, we learned that there was a huge tsunami in Sendai, only about 5 hours’ drive from where we live in Tokyo. The pictures were sickening. You can see some of them here — I’m sure you have seen plenty yourself. I copied them from the internet. We ourselves are well, in spite of all the continuing aftershocks, lack of food in the stores, gasoline being rationed and very hard to find, and the radiation scare from the nuclear power plants only 150 miles away.
HOWEVER, that is nothing compared to what others are experiencing. Our mission and churches are now collecting relief supplies and donations to be taken to the stricken areas. Tim and assistant pastor Yasu, are planning to take the first relief trip by van on Monday, the 21st. We hope to be taking many trips, because one trip is like a “drop in the bucket.” We hope to be working together with other churches here in Japan, to not only take supplies for physical needs, but emotional help for the many who are completely traumatized.
Today marks one week that their lives were completely turned up-side-down, in one short moment. We need you to help us reach out to them with the love of Jesus — that people who have never heard of His love and power might experience it right now. Let’s join together to show these precious people that they are not forgotten. God loves them and answers prayer.
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