Missionaries Safe Following Typhoon in Japan

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TOKYO, JAPAN (October 8, 2009) – Evangelical Covenant Church missionaries working in Japan are reported safe this morning after a typhoon packing strong wind and heavy rain pelted the country just hours ago.

“Gary and I just called all of our mission staff and everyone is fine,” reports Pauline Carlson in an email to Covenant offices. The Carlsons serve as co-country coordinators for the Department of World Mission.

Typhoon Melor struck the main island, damaging buildings and roads, halting train service and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights as it swept across the country. 
A 54-year-old newspaper deliveryman died when his motorbike hit a tree felled by the storm in the coastal prefecture of Wakayama, reports the Associated Press, quoting local police authorities. Dozens of others were reported injured.

Covenant News Service will publish additional information as it becomes available.

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