Greetings from Japan! We are in Japan for about two weeks so I don’t think we will be have much time to post on our blog. However, since we are hoping to meet with various leaders doing relief work in Tohoku, I am certain we’ll hear many exciting firsthand accounts of what God is doing in the disaster area – how lives are being changed and how tsunami victims are being served and loved on in the name of Jesus. We’re also quite curious to see how cleanup has progressed since we were there last June and will post some photos. We’ll be meeting with leaders from the Be One Network, Asian Access, Mission to the World, Samaritan’s Purse, Reach Global, and CRASH Japan so we’ll be sure share encouraging news from the field as we are able.

A good quote I read recently: “The Christian population is less than 1% in Japan. And we have built many walls within the 1%. The earthquake and disaster relief activities have shaken these walls as well. It is natural to help churches of the same denomination, but I am pleased to witness that there are support activities happening across denominational lines. Our goal is not to rebuild the broken church buildings of our own denomination. Our goal is to see that Japan meets Christ.” -Dr. Atsuyoshi Fujiwara