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Prayer Requests

Posted on Jul 03 , 2012 in Blog & Ongoing

Below are some prayer requests made by various members of our team within the past 24 hours. 1. Some of our teammates have come down with colds and have not been feeling well. Please pray that Alice, Chuck and Stephanie will recover quickly and that the rest of us remain healthy. 2. Virginia, a staff [...]

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From Flood to Frame

Posted on Jul 03 , 2012 in Blog & Ongoing

Derek, Pastor Dave, Javier and myself had a great time with our new building foreman, Scott. Scott is from Hawaii and is a great young Christian man with the heart of a giant. Those of us who are pseudo-kamaiana really bonded and got to hear his story. He guided us to start framing our house [...]

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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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Special Speakers: Tang Family

Posted on Jun 26 , 2012 in Ongoing

July 8 Worship Service: Missionaries from Thailand

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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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Pastors’ Last Sunday

Posted on Jun 15 , 2012 in Ongoing

Potluck after service: June 24

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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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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 [...]