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Month: March, 2011

CRASH Tono Base

31 March, 2011 (09:51) | Uncategorized | By: Dan

Tonight I am writing from CRASH Iwate Base in Tono City. Tonight we have 14 people staying here, most of whom have been out working in the disaster area all day. I am mostly in the management role keeping this place running, but I have made it out to the disaster area a couple of […]

Going to Iwate Prefecture

24 March, 2011 (01:08) | Uncategorized | By: Dan

Tomorrow morning (March 24th), Karen and I are flying to Misawa Air Base in northern Japan. At the base we will connect with the chaplain’s office to see what relief efforts are being done through the base and to discuss possible areas of cooperation. Calvary Baptist Church has offered to host us overnight and then […]

We’re here to help!

21 March, 2011 (11:48) | Uncategorized | By: Karen

The title of this entry is actually the slogan of CRASH (Christian Relief, Assistance, Support, and Hope), the disaster response organization with whom we are volunteering (see  We cut short our Guam vacation and rescheduled our return flight to Osaka so that we could prepare to go north and help with both physical and […]

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

12 March, 2011 (11:46) | Uncategorized | By: Dan

Karen and I are still in Guam (25th anniversary). We are fine; there was little or no damage here, although they did close the roads near the coast and beaches overnight. The big problems are in the Sendai area in northern Japan, 300-400 mile from where we minister in Osaka. Please join us in prayer […]

25th Wedding Anniversary

5 March, 2011 (22:00) | Uncategorized | By: Dan

Tomorrow morning, Karen and I are flying to Guam to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary (March 8th) with warm weather and some scuba diving. We have been to Guam once before and enjoyed it very much. Praise the Lord for all of the beautiful places He has created and for airline mileage programs that give […]

Signs of Changing Attitudes

3 March, 2011 (15:30) | Uncategorized | By: Dan

The Japanese have shown great interest in Christianity several times during their history. But each time, various things happened to block the progress of the Gospel. Now, once again, there seems to be an awakening of an interest in Jesus and the Christian message. The people showing interest are still a small percentage of the […]