. Simply click "Moriel Ministries" below to go back to the main site

Arrow up
Arrow down

Spring 2018 - be edified! OUR NEW WEBSTORE IS ONLINE! shop.moriel.org

Monday, 28 March 2011 11:20

Moriel Japan Disaster Relief Fund March 28, 2011

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Moriel Japan has so far received several thousand US dollars for disaster relief.

As of today, March 28, we have used about 900 dollars to buy relief goods. These mostly include rice, ready to eat meals, canned food, diapers, baby milk powder, sanitary napkins and wet tissues.

Distribution

These have been transported to the disaster region by a local Christian group in association with other churches from Osaka.

The current situation

Right now the greatest need of the local people in the disaster affected areas is food and the emergency goods listed that are above. Although roads are now opening, the stores are understocked and with no gasolene, people outside the cities have no way to reach the stores. Most of the affected areas are rural. This situation is expected to continue for about 2 months. After two months there will be a need for volunteers to assist in cleaning up, removing damaged buildings, fallen trees, rubble etc.

The local churches

Reports now say that the local churches are stressed to their limit. Goods have been sent from Christians all over Japan and the world to local churches, however the local churches are small and quite unable to deal with the size of the problem. Our distribution team takes goods from the church to surrounding areas and in that way eases the burden of the local Christians somewhat. Of course they themselves are struggling just to rebuild their own lives and take care of their people.

The greatest need

Right now the greatest need is for people to go and volunteer long term to coordinate the relief efforts with local pastors. This would involve receiving and distributing goods and liaising with local government and other Christian groups who are working in the same areas. Until now a lack of communication has caused great frustration to many.

Our intentions

Unfortunately we are not in a position at this time to go and serve there over a period of months. I pray that either our situation will change or that the Lord will raise up someone who is able to assist in these areas. Over the next 2 months we intend to continue to buy and supply the distribution work of missionaries and volunteers from our area working along with local churches in the Tohoku region.

This is not simple either as most stores in Osaka have put restrictions on how much we can purchase. We are going around from shop to shop and store to store buying a little here and a little there. In Osaka we can do this. In Tokyo even this would be difficult due to a serious lack of items in the stores.

I expect we will use about 4000 dollars in this way. After which we will decide upon Christians or pastors who will then be able to use the money themselves in the Tohoku region and we will transfer the remaining and any future funds to them.

Our friend Pastor Tokio Tanaka has contacted us. He was trapped for 4 days as the tsunami waters were half way up the second story of his church. He and his wife, were then rescued by an army boat and spent three days in an evacuation center. He is now living in another Holiness church in Sendai city. We praise God for their miracle escape.

Pastor Tokio has the backing of his denomination which is quite strong, so in the coming weeks we will consider whether to send funds to him or to other pastors who are struggling. I am sure they all need it and will be able to use it. We just pray for God's guidance in this area. We have other missionaries reporting to us on the situation and where the money could be most used for relief and ministry in that area.

If anyone wished to help the Japanese church at this time they could do it in the following ways.

  1. Pray for the above
  2. Volunteer for ministry in Osaka, at least 6 months (or two people for three months each). This would enable us to work in the disaster area.
  3. Financial assistance in the coming months.

God bless

Geoff Toole
Moriel Japan, Kansai

Read 5212 times Last modified on Monday, 28 March 2011 19:42

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.

Newsletter signup
  1. Full Name(*)
    Please type your full name.
  2. E-mail(*)
    Invalid email address.
  3. Address(*)
    Invalid Input
  4. City(*)
    You have to enter a value for the City
  5. Province/County/State(*)
    Invalid Input
  6. Country(*)
    Invalid Input
  7. Post/Zip code(*)
    Invalid Input
  8. +4 US(*)
    Invalid Input
  9. Telephone
    Invalid Input
  10. Your closest Moriel Location(*)
    Invalid Input
  11. are you human?(*)
    are you human?Invalid Input

Blog by Subject

9/11 Aberrational Theology Abuse Reports Alpha Course Announcements Antichrist antisemitism apologetics Archeology Australia Author backsliding Berit Kjos Bezaleel Bill Alnor Bill Randles Bill Walthall Brian Broderson Buddhism calvary chapel Calvin Smith Canada Catholicism Central and South America Charley Carle Christopher Fisher Church Issues Comforting Those Who Mourn D. E. Isom Dave Royle David Lister D E Isom dental mission Discernment doctrine Ecumenism Elon Morah Elon Moreh Emergent Church End Times End Times Archive eschatology europe Evangelism Evolution False Prophets feminism former gay germany Hare Krishna heresy Hinduism history hizbollah hollywood information In the Land Islam Israel Israel Missions Items of Various Interest Jackie Alnor Jacob Prasch James Jacob Prasch Jan Markell Japan Jehovah's Witnesses jewhatred jezebel joyce meyer Kenya Missions last days Latest News luther Mexico Mike Gendron Mike Oppenheimer Missions Missions in Rome Moriel japan Mormonism Nessim Muse New Age New Apostolic Reformation News & Info New Zealand Persecution petition Philippine Garbage Dump Children Philip Powell pope Popular Teachers posttrib Prayer Request prayer requests pretrib prewrath pride Prophecy News Purpose Driven Question and Answer Quote of the Day rapture Render to Caesar Ruckmanism russia Sandy Simpsom Scott Noble seal sin South Africa South Africa Missions Steven Boot Tanzania Missions Teaching Testimonies testimony Thailand Toronto, Pensacola & Lakeland Toronto, Pensacola & Lakeland tribulation Uncategorized United Kingdom United States USA Missions Word Faith wrath yeshua

Filter and Search Articles

Articles of note

Holyland Design

If you, your church or your ministry need graphic design, we recommend Holyland Design (who built this site).

Holyland Design