Friday, January 27, 2012

Japanniversary week: Reflections on the March 11th Disasters

In honor of nearly 1 year in Japan, we are blogging all week, and hosting a contest for prizes. Click here to enter the contest, or leave a comment below to be entered for a prize.

When we arrived in Japan last January, we had no idea what would be in store for the country 5 weeks later.

The triple disasters of March 11th were shocking to say the least. The country was thrown for a loop, with people scrambling to make sense of what had happened, and eventually to put the pieces back together.

Here in Hokkaido, we have been relatively unaffected. Other than the initial earthquake (and a few days worth of aftershocks) we haven't personally experienced what many have lived with as a reality since March 11th. Those living in the main island dealt with MONTHS of aftershocks; those living in Tohoku have been slowly rebuilding.

Although we haven't personally been able to go to Tohoku to help the rebuilding process, we are connected with many who are. Last spring, I provided you with links to many who are in the trenches in Tohoku, sharing God's love in tangible ways.

Today, I'd like to leave you with a link to the Asian Access Blog Center. There you can find articles written by leaders, missionaries, and pastors about what is currently going on in Tohoku.

1 comment:

  1. We can't believe you've been gone almost a year already. We know you're doing wonderful work in Japan, but we can't wait to have you back in the states so our children can play together. :) I hope the next 2 years goes as quickly as the first one did. Miss you guys!
    ~Beth, Bobby, & Emmery


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