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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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Pacific Coast Japanese Conference’s Family Camp

Posted on Mar 28 , 2012 in Ongoing

Pacific Coast Japanese Conference’s Family Camp: July 22-28

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Mission Trip to Queen Esther’s Shelter, Mexico

Posted on Mar 28 , 2012 in Ongoing

Mission Trip to Queen Esther’s Shelter, Mexico: May 18-20

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Glendale Police Meeting, Neighborhood Watch

Posted on Mar 28 , 2012 in Ongoing

Glendale Police Meeting, Neighborhood Watch: May 8, 6 PM

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Kenneth Road Home Association Meeting

Posted on Mar 28 , 2012 in Ongoing

Kenneth Road Home Association Meeting: April 18