Many of us have been experiencing various emotions as the anniversary of 3.11.11 approached. It's been a year since the triple disaster of a 9. earthquake, an unbelievable tsunami, and a nuclear disaster hit our host country. On our installations many voluntarily evacuated and some were sent home early not to return. We do not want to be a people living in the past...but it is fitting to reflect. Consider the words below from OMF International (formerly China Inland Mission).
As you reflect, consider God has been faithful! New doors of ministry are open. Many of us have grown in intimacy with Abba through the events of the past year. Personally, I've learned to follow His lead in a much more vulnerable and intimate way. I challenge us all to continue to let His light shine in this unique time of history.
It has been humbling to serve with you at this time. I have been in awe of His grace as I hear of the ways various individuals and groups have gotten involved with the ongoing relief and rebuilding efforts in our host country.
Here is letter to all government and military personnel serving in Japan from the US Ambassador.
Enjoy this video from CRASH - an organization many of us have worked with this year and the recipient of Asia Region's Conference 2011.
Truly God IS on the move in Japan. God persists. Hope Persists! I pray the life of Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, flow into these communities and our installations with as much reality as the tsunami did a year ago.
Living all of life before the face of God...