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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 spiritual needs.

Because most CRASH teams are driving north from the Tokyo area and therefore covering the southern part of the disaster zone more than the northern part, we decided to fly to Misawa (north of the disaster area) and head south from there to help other missionaries establish team-sending bases in the northern section of the disaster area.  Our flight is this Thursday.  We’ll try to keep this blog updated as we go along, with photos and perhaps even video – we expect to have access to internet at the bases after they are established (communication is critical for coordination of relief efforts, so internet is a priority).

Thank you for praying for Japan!


Comment from Melissa L.
Time March 22, 2011 at 9:04 am

Our prayers are with you all as you head north. We have been praying for C.R.A.S.H. Japan since our missionary friends, the Caughlin’s, told us about it. Their 16 year old son, Connor, produced C.R.A.S.H.’s promo video and helped get their website up and running. How amazing that you and Karen know about C.R.A.S.H. . Please update us on prayer needs as you can. Blessings!