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Monday in Tohoku

Posted on Jul 10 , 2012 in Blog & Ongoing

It’s a beautiful day today. There are clouds and a light mist, and cool weather, but it is a lovely day today because God made this day specifically for me. This is Monday, the first day of work here in Tohoku. This is what we came to do, so with anticipation I am looking forward to serving the tsunami devastated people in Japan. As we head out, we are divided into two groups, one group of four guys are to be carpenters’ helpers.

Our group was all the girls and Jeremy, Eddie, and myself. We are headed one and a half hours away to Sendai to do what they call, an ominous term, “mud out.” When we arrive at our work site we find that the Samaritan’s Purse team is not ready for mud out. So they assign us to clean up the debris left on the framing. Dusty work but the team will do their job without hesitation. We are lucky that the weather stays cool. After about an hour after lunch, we are asked to stop work and come out to meet the owner of the house. GMT philosophy is that we need to do the work but opportunities interact with the homeowners should be prioritized.

Mrs. Endo, the homeowner of the house, said she had a hard time coming back to see the house. She said when the tsunami hit they went up to the second floor and looked out to see the waves coming straight at their house. At the last minute, the tsunami parted and went around both sides of the house. She watched as her neighbors and friends houses went floating by. She expressed her gratitude to all of us by bringing us drinks to quench our thirst.

God is using us in different ways. What is amazing is that there are so many people here from all over the world. God’s love has touched so many people to help the Japanese people, and the interaction between everyone is amazing. I know that God is working in the hearts of each and every worker, so that we can show God’s glory to the Japanese tsunami victims. They are more receptive, and for that, we can plant God’s love into each heart, and pray for the harvest to be abundant.

David Yamaguchi

3 Comments → “ Monday in Tohoku ”


  1. Betty Yamaguchi

    5 years ago

    What a blessing to hear from you how God has been supplying His endless strength and made you so a fine instrument to carry out this task of love that he put in you heart. Am so proud of you
    and hope one day to be as obedient as you are to the Lord. My prayers are lifted up daily for each one in the group to be coved by His wings at all times. For a safe journey home. Waiting for all of you with open arms. May God guide every step you take and touch all hearts with God’s Mighty Love,
    In His love, Betty

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  2. Betty Yamaguchi

    5 years ago

    What a blessing to hear from you how God has been supplying His endless strength and made you such a fine instrument to carry out this task of love that He put in you heart. Am so proud of you
    and hope one day to be as obedient as you are to the Lord. My prayers are lifted up daily for each one in the group to be coved by His wings at all times. For a safe journey home. Waiting for all of you with open arms. May God guide every step you take and touch all hearts with God’s Mighty Love,
    In His love, Betty

    Reply

  3. Betty Yamaguchi

    5 years ago

    Same as above.

    Reply

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