Why Japanese?

The Largest Unreached People Group (Joshua Project, 2005)

Only 0.04% Christians!

Annual Suicide Rate: >30,000

100-300 new religion registered each year (Operation World, 2000)

The battle is fierce, Time is SHORT! Please RESPONSE, Please PRAY!!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Various Updates on Mar 19

Getting Ready for Victims  
There is a great need to open your house for victims who are evacuating from the north.
Crash Japan and Toshio Nagai Sensei are looking for volunteers to host foreigners who are trapped in this disaster. Contact Crash jwilson@gracejapan.com, or Toshio at j.clayhouse@gmail.com.

Churches in Kansai, please be prepared to open as a base for shelters to receive a huge flood of victims if the stabilization of the nuclear plant fail. There could a wave of panic in Kanto area, and people may flee to Kansai.

The Stabilization of Nuclear Plant
Pray for success at cooling the nuclear reactors! It would be only GOD that can make this now! The leader of the electricity restoration project is Mr. Naoshi Sato. He is a Christian. Pray that the Lord will give him supernatural wisdom and ideas even now and that they can fix it. For the Lord that surpassed all knowledge and human understanding will strengthen them with power through the work of the Holy Spirit. Pray for the team!

Shelter NEEDS * GOSPEL Choir & Children Ministry
Thousands of victims from Tohoku are flooding into Kanto area, there had called out for mental health care. I know that there some licensed Christian counselors had started to visit the centered, but there is much more that we can do. In my previous experience of Sichuan 5.12 Earthquake, having activities in the shelter, cheering up the victims would be effective in elevating fear and open up doors to chat. Conducting children ministries in camps/shelters would be effective tools. Sending the Gospel team to the shelter to sing, would be another good Instead of channeling all our efforts to the sending relief resource to the afflicted areas at this moment, we may need to start something immediately with the shelters. There is a huge shock, PTSD, and a lot of fears with the victims, the uncertainties about tomorrow. There is also a lot of pain and berievement because of the loss of families.

Trauma Coaching and Working with Evacuees
CRASH could provide this training. Contact CRASH 050-5534-5729 for the group working on evacuees, and  ameeko@crashjapan.com   for trauma coaching. There is a trauma coaching tomorrow at 5pm in Higashi Kurume. If you have massage skill, please offer your service. Ty and me are planning to visit the shelters in Tokyo on Monday, so that we can gage the situation better. If you would like to come with us, please join us! Leave me an email with your contact number.

Now, some "Negative" info :-p and some ENCOURAGEMENT
Aside from the above encouraging messages, I guess I should not hide some "negative" information that I am aware of, IF the stabilization of nuclear plant fails, and IF the direction of the wind is blow towards inland, and IF there would be rain when this happens.

I was given a verse twice yesterday, putting up the armor of God!
Eph 6:11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
As quite a number of you had received a prophetic message about the spiritual warfare that is going on, this is probably the fight that we need to stand against.

The radiative reading is stable now, but no one knows about the real situation and what will happen tomorrow. If Kanto needs to be evacuated, those who are physically weak and sick would be in dilemma, as they can't run fast, they would probably be left behind. For us who choose to stay right now, are facing a risk. Evacuation from nuclear explosion is different from earthquake evacuation. Ministries that go into the earthquake areas would be able to help out, to  care for the left behind, to carry the victims out. But in a evacuation of nuclear explosion, there is not much we can do. Those who can run will run, and those couldn't run will stay and wait for the help from the professional rescue team. People will stay indoor, close all the windows and doors, shut themselves off while waiting for the rescue team. There is no home visitation that we could do. And there would be a food and water problem. The burden of relief effort increase by having one more person in the afflicted area.The same would be with the church. So, the most possible thing that we could do by our presence, is gathering with the saints, and singing hallelujah, and waiting for the rescue team to rescue us before we run out of food supply. The tap water is no longer drinkable once it rains. 

Does this sound depressing enough? :-) These are the stories that I know...
Yet, the peace in me assures me that God is in control, and He is here with us.

stand firm on Eph 6:10-18 
 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

For this is time for us to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that we may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God! (Eph 3:18-19) > thanks Kimbo for this message! ^^


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