Archive for July, 2011

Seeing the Big Picture First Hand

7 comments Written on July 8th, 2011     
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Today was a long day of driving, and more importantly it was a deeply sorrowful day as we passed through town after town, village after village, and saw the destruction everywhere. We drove along the coast from Miyako to Minamisanriku, …

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Facing Death, Planting Seeds of New Life

3 comments Written on July 7th, 2011     
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Today was our last full day in Iwate. Once again we began with morning devotions.

Then we piled in the two vans and once again headed south to Otsuchi. We registered at the volunteer center for a half day’s work.

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When Garbage is So Much More!

1 Comment » Written on July 6th, 2011     
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Day Three in Tohoku began with team devotions, which is a culturally appropriate activity in itself for a team in Japan, since it means cramming fifteen people in a six mat (9′ x 12′) room.

Then we headed back to

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Meeting Needs, Encountering Beautiful People

4 comments Written on July 5th, 2011     
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How do you meet the needs of a town like Otsuchi? More than one in ten people died on March 11, including the mayor and the top 35 manager class employees at the city office. In the central part of …

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Just Getting There!

1 Comment » Written on July 4th, 2011     
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“Go in all the world” Sometimes just getting there can be quite a task. It was certainly so for my parents’ generation when freighter ship was the standard means of transport and several weeks was the amount of time you …

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