eNews – March 16, 2011 – Status Update

takayama82 Thessalonians 2:1-2  Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come.

Although we may be shaken physically, by holding to the promise of Christ’s eminent return with His body, our hope and trust are in these things, not what this world may hold for us in the this life.  As long as the Lord tarries, we will not only hold to that promise, we will share the news of hope and faith to all those who He brings us to.

Update:

Last night, we had a shaker here that primarily affected the Tokyo area.  It was rated at about 6.2 on the Japanese scale.

We have been working from the command center for CRASH that has been set up in the outskirts of Tokyo city. There are about 70 volunteers here each day.

Belinda has been working mostly with the volunteer and Intel teams.  John has been working mostly with the communications / IT team.

Prayer requests:

  • God’s continued strength as we travel and work to respond to many needs.
  • God’s Grace as we desire not only to respond to this disaster, but that people would respond to the Gospel as they are ministered to.
  • For our health and safety
  • God’s continued provision for the all.

Many have written and asked, “How can we support this effort, and how can we support you during this time?”

As you know, we have always been very low profile about the issue of support.  At the same time, these are special circumstances, and since so many of you are asking, it is simpler to answer this question through these means.

There are two areas that you can support financially:

Supporting us:  Since the initial earthquake, transportation is extremely limited.  This has meant that our tent making efforts have come to a halt.

Our support information:  [Click me]

Supporting CRASH:  This is the disaster response ministry we work with as part of the calling for us here in Japan.  [Click me]

We will continue to provide updates on a regular basis.  Meanwhile, thank you for all the love and care you have poured out to us with your emails and calls.  We feel

Thank you for your Grace to us!