Listening and Building Trust

Post a Comment » Written on June 27th, 2011     
Filed under: Disaster Relief
The following is from the Peterson’s blog and is about Dave’s recent trip in Japan. Read the entire article here.

The main purpose of this week’s trip to Iwate is to observe, listen and learn. My travel companions are Pastor Shimizu, the chairman of the Japan Covenant, Dave Husby, the director of Covenant World Relief, and Adam Anderson, a pastor from Bellevue, WA. Many individuals and churches have put their trust in Covenant World Relief and made donations for the relief work in Japan. Covenant World Relief has in turn put their trust in the Japan Covenant Church by channeling those fund to them. The Japan Covenant Church is also engaged in a relationship of trust with the 3.11 Iwate Church Network, a loosely knit interdenominational network of churches in Iwate Prefecture that is responding to the crisis by placing volunteers and needed supplies in the right place at the right time. The Japan Covenant, along with 3 or 4 other groups,  is contributing funds, food and supplies, short term volunteer teams and even one long term staff to the 3.11 Network. All of this is based on trust and a shared desire to be channels of Christ’s love for the suffering here in North Eastern Japan…read more

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