Monday, March 28, 2011

The 2nd Trip - Day 1: New Team, Same Heart.

By Monday afternoon, we had all made it to Pastor Chizuo’s house.


Pastor Jack Bell from Calvary Chapel Kamakura drove in with his son, Yoshiki, and fellow church member, Mr. Yogo Takahashi. Soon after, Joseph and Amy Totsis, missionaries in Osaka out of Calvary Chapel Montebello, arrived by train.


We sat down for a quick lunch and debriefing of the previous week. Pastor Chizuo took the opportunity to share how the LORD put Calvary Tohoku Relief on his heart and specifically the town of Ishinomaki (see “The Calling”).

私たちは軽めの昼食と前週の救援活動の様子を聞くために腰を下ろしました。知主夫さんは主がどのように彼の心にカルバリー東北救援活動の志を立てられ、特に石巻市に心が動かされたのか分かち合ってくれました。(詳細は“The Calling”をお読み下さい。)

Only the second week into this relief effort and already, the LORD is bringing so many together to work in one accord. We are reminded of Philippians 2:2, “Fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, one mind.”


With that set as the focus, it was time to get started. We packed up our bags and headed over to Calvary Chapel Kokubunji where several church members were standing by ready to help.


We cut out tickets for an outreach event planned for Wednesday and loaded up the truck with what seemed like an endless amount of boxes. It is amazing to see what the LORD provides when the body of Christ comes together.

We arrived in Wakabayashi around 12:30 AM. Within the first hour of our arrival, the ground was already shaking – two and half weeks since the devastating earthquake, the aftershocks continue.


“For David says concerning Him: ‘I foresaw the LORD always before my face, For He is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken.’” Acts 2:25


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the updates. Continuing to pray for God's work to continue to go forward and for all of your safety. Also, for God to continue to direct your steps.