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Church in Tono

3 April, 2011 (22:16) | Uncategorized | By: Dan

Today several of us attended services at the small church here in Tono City. About 15 people came, including a refugee couple with a baby whose home had been destroyed in the tsunami. They are currently staying in the home of a retired pastor while they wait to see what the future holds for them. Many people are still in shock from the disaster, even people whose homes are far from the coast. Survivor guilt is going to be a major issue for years to come. People want to know why their friends or family died and they were left alive just because they happened to be a few miles (or sometimes only a 100 feet) away from the wave. People wonder whether there was something they could have done to save a relative or friend. Pray that all of us working in this situation would have wisdom from the Lord to help us as we listen, listen, and sometimes speak to the survivors. The pastor’s message at the church was well done and it was an encouragement and gave some hope to people, but it is only a beginning.


Comment from Melissa L.
Time April 4, 2011 at 9:08 am

Thank you for sharing with us the specific details that need to be covered in prayer. May the Lord bless you, Karen and all of His children serving there.

Comment from Michael Sare
Time April 4, 2011 at 12:22 pm

D&K: Praying for U, Japanese people, nation of Japan, and Japanese church breakout of stovepipes in unity as full body of Christ in response to this crisis.
Michael & Jeremie