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 [...]


Special Speakers: Tang Family

Posted on Jun 26 , 2012 in Ongoing

July 8 Worship Service: Missionaries from Thailand


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 [...]


Pastors’ Last Sunday

Posted on Jun 15 , 2012 in Ongoing

Potluck after service: June 24


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]