A Missional Heart
JAPAN EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI RELIEF
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On March 11, 2011, Japan experienced the 5th largest earthquake recorded in history, resulting in a stunning tsunami which swept away buildings, houses, cars and tens of thousands of people, completely taken by surprise. We still do not know how many thousands have died, but the numbers of confirmed dead and missing are increasing by the day.
Now about 434,000 are homeless, surviving in temporary shelters. The victims have hardly eaten since the earthquake. Some haven't heard whether their family members survived or not. Many have no clothes except what they wore when they escaped. Young mothers with babies desperately need the powder milk, milk bottles, baby food, diapers, etc. Injured and sick people are needing care, and since it is so cold, there is an urgent need for blankets and coats. A great number of victims have still not received aid, and those that have still need a great deal more.
There is a big need for donations to be able to buy needed supplies to take to the disaster areas. We will be cooperating with other churches in our area, taking supplies in. The disaster area is about 5 hours away by van, but it may take much longer, depending on the road situation.
Some of the things we will be buying and collecting are:
FOOD: (Rice, canned food, bread, instant noodles, vegetables, fruit, health foods, etc.)
DRINKS: (especially water, powdered milk, fruit and vegetable juice, etc.)
MEDICAL & HEALTH SUPLIES (Headache, stomach, and general pain relievers, band-aids, gauzes, bandages,disinfectant, women's intimate supplies, etc.)
CLOTHING (including jackets, coats, baby and adult diapers, underwear of various sizes, warm clothes of all sizes, etc.)
We also want to sit with them, listen, cry with them, pray with them, comfort them. Many have never heard of the love of Jesus, or His power to heal--people who are completely traumatized by the sudden way they lost family members and homes and everything they had, all in one moment's time.
This will be on-going for several months, hopefully years, as the Lord opens the door for helping them get back on their feet, and starting new churches to continue to help out in these areas.
If anyone would like to work together with us, please contact us at:
Tel: (81) 44-934-1529
Cell phone: (81) 90-8114-5343
If anyone would like to help by sending funds, you can donate ONLINE on our PAZ Japan website: www.pazjapan.org
Or you can send a check, marked “Japan Relief Fund”, to PAZ Japan account, at:
P.O. Box 3253
Peoria, IL 61612
Phone: (309) 263-2299
Please check our blog for updates.
Instead of loneliness: LOVE
Instead of depression: JOY
Instead of anxiety: PEACE
Instead of bitterness: FORGIVENESS
WHAT'S NEW FOR PAZ JAPAN????
Three New Church-Plants!!!
NEEDED URGENTLY: TEN more missionaries for 2011
to help with the exciting new youth church, FUSE Jesus Community!
If anyone has a passion for Jesus and for youth, they qualify!
This is a great opportunity to reach youth with God’s love!
Contact us for more information.