Archive for May, 2011

Dealing With Mud and Contemplating Ministry

8 comments Written on May 26th, 2011     
Filed under: earthquake
This morning we worked at the home of an elderly woman only a block or so from base camp. She lives in a very nice home, probably with several other family members. But she was home alone while we worked …

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When Good Fortune Feels Unfortunate

2 comments Written on May 25th, 2011     
Filed under: earthquake
Today we spent time in the morning putting together packages for several people we had visited yesterday in Taro. We were able to give them a lot of things yesterday but several had special requests that we weren’t able to …

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And here come the little ones!

2 comments Written on May 24th, 2011     
Filed under: earthquake
I’m back in Iwate again. This is my fifth trip to Tohoku since the earthquake and my team mates this time are two fellow pastors from the NSKK (Japan Covenant). We have linked up with a team of ten from …

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Does anything make sense?

3 comments Written on May 6th, 2011     
Filed under: earthquake, missions
We made it home after three days of hard driving and as I tried to sort through my thoughts I was struck by all the conflicted images and emotions we’ve had. It started with the tears of joy and sorrow, …

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Death that Leads to Life

1 Comment » Written on May 5th, 2011     
Filed under: earthquake
Today was another day of stark contrasts. ¬†We got up early and were treated to a great breakfast by our friends at the Morioka Minami Church. They are so friendly and seem genuinely happy to have guests. Pastor Otsuka showed …

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Tears of Joy, Tears of Sorrow…

9 comments Written on May 4th, 2011     
Filed under: earthquake, missions
May 3rd was a day of celebration for the Japan Covenant Church. We gathered at the Covenant Seminary and celebrated the 60th anniversary of this denomination. Our guest speakers were Gary Walter, President of the ECC, and Curt Peterson, Executive …

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