There is more than one way to skin a cat. FB server is down when I try to update.
We have heard that power, heat and internet is back on in Misawa and that includes the kids and Mike off base. It is such a relief to know they will soon have a warm house again. Drinking water won't be far behind.
I am still in Tokyo. I can't just hop in the car and go home as the route goes right through Sendai, the reactor area etc. The roads are impassable, there is no gas along the route etc. We are talking about flights, but waiting to get a green light. It is very hard for me to "stay out"! I want to be there, see if I can help, drive through the area and take photos....but I know that Mike, Kyle and John do not need to have the worry of unaccounted wives on their minds...so we stay put. I am thinking we should go get provisions and be ready to take off when the word comes.
The photos of our area are unbelievable...and I continue to dance with God. Resting in His embrace of grace, moving as He leads, trusting He knows the steps, moving to the rhythm of grace...
Where was I? Those who know me know that I have a thing about leaving a sick child to "do ministry." It was hard to leave home with Jared sick.....and here I am doing ministry while my kids faced the quake alone. God is teaching me lessons, and I want to learn them deeply and not pass this way again.
They are doing great.
Pray for our 5 yo. When I was able to talk to her she cried. She said earthquakes "hurt" and she wanted me to come home. I told her all the right things...and am praying she find and experience Jesus holding her close...praying against a spirit of fear and for the spirit of a lioness to rise in her and Arielle, our "lioness of God,." praying for so many in Japan who are feeling fear...praying for a mass turning to God, regardless.
Hmmm loud speakers going off may be something I should listen to.
I will update FB if possible before we attempt to drive to Misawa so you can all pray. It takes 11-12 hours to drive from Yokota to Narita (usually takes 1 hour) so the trip home may be longer than typical.
Living all of life before the face of God...