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Introspection and Prayer

Posted on Apr 11 , 2012 in Blog & Ongoing

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” – Psalm 147:3 After the mobile cafés at the small kasetsus (temporary housing) of Kawame and Kamiarakawa, we ate our o-bento lunches in the parking lot of Mast in Otsuchi. Then we commenced our prayer walk in the devastated area of Otsuchi, the city that was [...]

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Ichinoseki: Fun-filled Easter Weekend

Posted on Apr 09 , 2012 in Blog & Ongoing

Happy Easter! We have been blessed in being able to share Easter for the first time with many of the people of Japan! This weekend we dyed eggs, made baskets and delivered “omiyage” to many kasetsus (temporary housing units) wishing them all a Happy Easter. Today, our group split up into two, I went to [...]

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Celebrating the Risen Son in the Land of the Rising Sun

Posted on Apr 08 , 2012 in Blog & Ongoing

Happy Easter Everyone! This has been an amazing 10 days for us as we have served alongside the staff here at CRASHJapan’s Tono Base. It’s a difficult endeavor to try to put our experiences into words. As all 15 of us piled into three cars to make the 90 minute trek out to Kitakami Baptist [...]

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Ichinoseki: Ricky Cafes

Posted on Apr 08 , 2012 in Blog & Ongoing

Another great day in Ichinoseki! This morning, the girls went to hula class, and the men stayed back to boil eggs to dye them on Saturday with the children. I also, finished cleaning about 50 boots for the farmer survivors which were donated by CRASH. This afternoon we set up another “Ricky Cafe” or a [...]

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Tono Reflections

Posted on Apr 08 , 2012 in Blog & Ongoing

For everything there is a season… a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance…These words from Ecclesiastes were quoted by Amy—one of our Tono base leaders—during one of our debriefing meetings. As I have reflected on these words, I feel that they capture our experiences [...]

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Ichinoseki: First Mobile Cafe!

Posted on Apr 05 , 2012 in Blog & Ongoing

Good evening from Ichinoseki base camp! It has been a great day! We set up our first mobile cafe in Jounan Chuugakkou (Jounan Elementary School), a temporary housing unit for survivors. We did hand massages, made lanyards, handed out knitted scarves, hats and mittens and made coffee, ocha and waffels for snack! Aki was busy [...]

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We arrived safely in Ichinoseki!

Posted on Apr 04 , 2012 in Blog & Ongoing

Dropped off at the town center, we unloaded the bus to load vans with our luggage as we walked the ten minutes up to base camp. We quickly carried our heavy bags to our rooms and then piled into cars to try and make it to the disaster zones before the sun fell. After a [...]

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Tono Winter Wonderland

Posted on Apr 04 , 2012 in Blog & Ongoing

Greetings from snowy Tono! Strongest snow and wind storm since 1959. This photo was taken on Wednesday morning in front of the CRASH base/our home for the next nine days: Below is a photo of Cindy and a spirited 10 year-old budding artist, who took us to the the local river and caught three small [...]

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We’re here!

Posted on Apr 03 , 2012 in Blog & Ongoing

Nihon kara Konnichiwa! (Hello from Japan!) We made it! After almost 22 hours of traveling by plane and bus we have arrived safely in our respective locations of Ichinoseki and Tono. Thank you so much for all your prayers–it has been an amazing journey so far both physically and spiritually. We have felt all of your [...]

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Welcome to the NLC2 Blog!

Posted on Mar 28 , 2012 in Blog

We are a relational group here at New Life Christian Church, or NLC2. People, whether it be folks who come to church services or even people we’ve met in other countries, mean a lot to us. This blog is meant to keep our church family informed of various church events, new small groups and more [...]