Death that Leads to Life

By Jim Peterson, Covenant missionary to Japan

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 us a brief presentation on the work of the 3.11 Iwate Church Network in some of the hardest hit areas. We then said our goodbyes and headed east for Miyako City. That two hour drive is one of the most scenic I have ever done in Japan. The mountains, the river, the farms, and the many colors of blossoming trees were absolutely beautiful!

We got to the base camp in Miyako around 9:45AM and Pastor Shimizu, Curt and Gary were eager to finally see this facility about which they’ve heard so much. There were volunteers from the Japan Covenant as well as several others from different groups, all working together.  Continue Reading

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