Our team safely returned from a week in Sendai last Saturday night. It was quite an adventure and it kept us on our toes right until the end. Fuel shortages are gradually diminishing, but still have a long ways to go. When we left Sendai late afternoon on Saturday I had half a tank of . . . → Read More: Fumes, a prayer and a song!
We’ve been here in Sendai for two days and haven’t had much spare time for anything including blogs. Most of our time has been spent establishing cooperative networks with local pastors and churches and delivering supplies to the needy. The goal is to encourage, assist and enable local churches to reach out to those in . . . → Read More: Hearth break and hope
Well it looks like I will finally be going to Sendai. Until 8:30 this evening the plan was to leave at 6AM tomorrow but then the plans suddenly changed again as we are waiting for one more truck. So we don’t have a definite departure time yet but hopefully some time in the morning. I . . . → Read More: On My Way
Hydi and the kids took the train to Kobe today and the trip went more smoothly than expected. We debated whether it was necessary or not. It probably isn’t. But if you imagine an absolute worst case scenario in which everything possible goes wrong, one can’t completely rule out the possibility of Tokyo becoming a dangerous place. . . . → Read More: Another day in limbo
Yesterday’s major accomplishment was getting an emergency vehicle permit for my car from the local police. This gives me permission to get on the expressways in and around the affected areas. We are told that fuel is available once you get on the expressway. I’ll probably be heading up in the next day or two.
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Seismological data would show that the ground around Japan is almost always rumbling, even if ever so slightly. But it only gets strong enough for us to feel every once in a while. I felt the earth begin to move on Wednesday (Ash Wednesday) just before noon. It was just a feint tremor, but sitting . . . → Read More: On Solid Ground