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Thoughts at Dawn

Posted on Jul 03 , 2012 in Blog & Ongoing

Today is July the third and I woke up at 4:45 am thinking what a pleasant night it is. Little did I realize that today the line for the shower began at 4:30, so I was already late. But no problem, God whispered to Naomi and she heard “Chuck needs coffee.” So, like a warm [...]

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A Day at the Kasetsu

Posted on Jul 02 , 2012 in Blog & Ongoing

Today we visited a kasetsu (temporary housing units) from 10 am to 3pm. Our team, along with the other teams from GMT, made spaghetti and cabbage salad for lunch. Afterwards we had craft time with some of the residents and staff at the kasetsu. More than 20 people decorated towels with colored fabric pens. We [...]

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Whirlwind 60 Hours

Posted on Jul 01 , 2012 in Blog & Ongoing

It is  11 PM in Watanoha tonight and one of us finally has a chance to blog about what we have experienced. With our red-eye flight on Wednesday night and travel and luggage arrangements to go two hundred miles north of Tokyo, there hasn’t been an opportunity to reflect and type. Our bodies have been [...]

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Japan Relief Team: Friend Us!

Posted on Jun 25 , 2012 in Blog & Ongoing

In the Internet age, there will be various ways to keep in touch with us! First of all, we have a NLC2 Japan Team page: https://www.facebook.com/Nlc2Hope4Japan Grace Tohoku Mission has its own: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grace-Mission-Tohoku-%E3%82%B0%E3%83%AC%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B9-%E3%83%9F%E3%83%83%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A7%E3%83%B3-%E6%9D%B1%E5%8C%97/360655687281798 Grace Tohoku Mission’s web site: http://gracemission-tohoku.org And, of course, we will have this blog for updates.  We’ll be leaving on Thursday, June [...]

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12 Preparing to Help with Japan Relief This Summer

Posted on Jun 15 , 2012 in Blog & Ongoing

A continuation of New Life Christian Church’s commitment to Japan relief, a team of a 12 individuals will be going to Watanoha, Japan, to serve as volunteers at Grace Tohoku Mission. Located along the Sendai coast, Grace Tohoku Mission is a combined effort of Help Tohoku and Grace City Relief.  The non-profit agency, CRASH, matched [...]

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New Baptisms!

Posted on Jun 15 , 2012 in Blog

At the end of May, Senior Pastor Arnold Doi and Associate Pastor Dave Watanabe baptized Vince Deng in the Sunday worship service and later in the swimming pool of Chuck and Alice Lacy — June Fung, Collin Yee, and Lisa Yee.  Blessings to you all!

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Japan Mission: Sometimes the End is really a Beginning

Posted on May 03 , 2012 in Blog & Ongoing

Thank you all for your support and prayers for us for our time in Japan. It is hard to put into words the breadth of the experiences we shared, the people we met, and the hope we see for the Tohoku area of Japan. While there are signs of hope and movement forward, there is [...]

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Meet Our New Children’s Ministry Director, Daniel Lee

Posted on May 01 , 2012 in Blog

In April, a new member was added to the staff, Daniel Lee. Here’s his self-introduction: I was born in Albany, New York and grew up primarily in North Haven, Connecticut. In December of 2011 I graduated with a B.A. in Engineering Science concentrated in Biomedical Engineering from Stony Brook University in Long Island, New York. [...]

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Our God Reigns!

Posted on Apr 14 , 2012 in Blog & Ongoing

Psalm 97 The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad! Today, Thursday, April 12 was our 10th and last day at the Tono Base Camp. 10 days in Tono doesn’t sound very long, does it? Yet our Team Tono of eight experienced more than I can write about in this [...]

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The End is Coming. . .

Posted on Apr 12 , 2012 in Blog & Ongoing

We only have a few days left, and God has finally blessed Ichinoseki with great weather! We cleaned up the base camp and sent a few people to the mobile café. The cleaning included washing CRASH cars, vacuuming all the rooms and cleaning the bathrooms and showers. Our work may not always be glamorous but [...]