Tsunami Recovery Ministry

In January we applied the remaining approximately CAN$14,500 from the EFCCM Japan Disaster Fund to Onagawa Megumi Project for their moving and set up expenses of their new shop on the new promenade in Onagawa, as well as for the relocation of their trailer. We are grateful that the Lord continues to use the Megumi Project to bring his grace (= “megumi”) and love to a town hit by one of the highest tsunamis (30 meters) on March 11, 2011.

We are thankful for Megumi Project’s ongoing testimony of God’s love in Onagawa. The half dozen Japanese ladies who design and sell the crafts made from donated kimono have plenty of opportunity to see and accept God’s love for them in Jesus Christ. The five missionaries leading the Onagawa Megumi Project are faithfully serving with joy.

Every one or two months we travel to northeastern Japan to touch base with Onagawa Megumi Project. In February we volunteered there for a few days in order to fill in for Megumi Project leaders Andy and Lorna Gilbert (ReachGlobal) who had to return suddenly to the US for one month to care for an aging parent. One day we were at the trailer where their products are made, another day we helped sell their crafts at their new store, and the final day we hosted the missionary staff at our vacation house for a mini retreat.