Asia / Pacific
As many remember the September 11 tragedy in the USA from 10 years ago, we in Japan are reflecting on the largest earthquake ever recorded in our history that rocked our country exactly 6 months ago on March 11.
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The 10 churches of the Mekong Region of Southeast Asia just sent a love letter in the form of a video to the Denver Church of Christ who supports their crucial ministries.
See the amazing things God is doing in this area where only 2 - 8 % are Christians in these 10 countries. He has now blessed us with over 630 disciples in 10 churches in Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam.
Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.
The appointment of elders in the New Testament churches marked an important milestone in church leadership and spiritual maturity.
“Pray for Japan” On Saturday, April 2, 2011, HOPEww South Korea held a Jazz Evening to raise funds to support people in the disaster in Japan.
February 20, 2010 is a date I will never forget. Away from home on a business trip that straddled a weekend, I decided to have an all-day Saturday “date” with God. It would turn out to be the most dangerous date of my life!
After a nationally devastating week of earthqualke, tsunami and radiation threats, the Tokyo Church of Christ met on Sunday with all could attend in person and the rest online. Transportation and food supplies are not back to normal yet. Watch this video greeting from their Sunday service.
Editor's Note: The Tokyo Church of Christ is serving many in the wake of the tragic earthquake and tsunami on Monday. Lead evangelist Takeshi Yamazaki reports: "We will have service at the church building tomorrow. The trains are still not fully functional and gasoline is still scarce, so we are asking only those who are in close proximity to attend. The rest will participate via internet access."
The following article is the first hand account of Yudai Takamoto, the Tokyo Church campus leader, about his trip to Sendai, one of the most devatated areas.
Editor's Note: The largest earthquake in 100 years struck 373 kilometers (231 miles) offshore of Tokyo, Japan at 2:46 pm local time March 11. Over 1600 dead have been found so far and 9500 are missing in just one of the regions. Millions are struggling with electricy outages and food is scarce in some areas. Tsunami waves wiped out some coastal areas. Explosions and a leak has occurred at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Takeshi Yamazaki, evangelist for the Tokyo Church of Christ, sent Disciples Today this urgent report. Also see a YouTube report.
HOPEworldwide's Disaster Response Team has been studying the situation and searching for the most effective way to help. Takeshi and some other brothers are ready to drive to Sendai with food, water, blankets, toys, etc. to assess the situation as soon as the roads are open. The explosion at the nuclear power plant is causing great concern. Check the HOPE worldwide website for how you can help.
Are you looking for a challenge? Read about the need in China and see this great video. Then pass it on and pray.