Japan AGMF Relief Efforts

Japan AGMF stands for Assemblies of God Missionary Fellowship and is made up of AGWM (Assemblies of God World Missions) missionaries serving in Japan. There are 31 missionaries and all have been accounted for during this time.

Give to JAPAN DISASTER RELIEF at the Assemblies of God website.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A report from Pastor Hiroshi Ito of Izumi Fukuin Christ Church 4/5

Praise the Lord!
We are always thankful for your prayers.

 On the afternoon of Sunday the 3rd we had gone to Kawamata-machi to have a worship service with those at an evacuation shelter in that area. After the service, while mingling with everyone one lady said with a sad look on her face, “My wrist watch completely stopped working since the day of the earthquake.”
We did not know what to say to here, so the only thing that we could do is lay hands on her and pray and grieve with her. Just before leaving that same women said to me, “You know, my whole family is Buddhist but I’m going to start going to church and I want to read the Bible too.”

 As soon as we can, we hope to baptize the middle aged man (who is a Tepco employee at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.) that declared before everyone that he wanted to receive baptism (It is unclear when we will see him next, probably not at that shelter since he is about to be moved for the 5th time.).

 Faced with the reality of this disaster, we are often unsure how we should proceed or what we should be doing at the moment. But I praise the Lord because each day we experience the awesome works of God amid the suffering cause by the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident.
We hope to continue partnering with all the churches in Fukushima to bring the Light of the Gospel, hope and the Love of God to all of those affected by the nuclear accident. We still need everyone’s continued prayers.

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