Sunday, March 20, 2011

The first trip- Day 2 in Sendai              最初の旅ー仙台、二日目

Hello again from Sendai! The team enjoyed worship and fellowship with the church who is hosting them, and was greatly encouraged by their tender hearts for their hometown.


Pastor Chizuo and some members of the church who is hosting the team. It is a great blessing to be able to serve the body of Christ living in Sendai as well as the people who have not yet come to the Lord. The donuts in the photo were donated by a large Japanese food company, with much more being prepared in Tokyo for delivery up here.

Then it was time to get back on the road and spy out the land. For this first trip, a great method for the team has been to go in faith into the devastated areas for divine appointments. The Lord has been so faithful to provide those! In a town north of Sendai, another coastal community has been completely wiped away, except for a small number of houses which have been gutted. The team found a cluster of families who were continuing to clean their homes. They were shocked with gratitude at the team's offer including bread, water, first aid kits, plastic tarps, and toilet paper.


The coastal neighborhood swept away by the tsunami.

One of the houses in the neighborhood whose owners were continuing the long clean up process. They were overwhelmed by the team's arrival and offer of supplies. Just before these men received their items, a family up the street gratefully accepted supplies, with one of the older men breaking down in tears of gratitude for the team's arrival and giving. Pastor Chizuo immediately prayed with the family in Jesus' name for comfort and provision, and the seeds of the Gospel were sown.


Though it was not determined whether or not these families are doing it, the team heard from a local church near this neighborhood that some families have chosen to return and live in their ruined houses rather than reside in the refugee centers, which makes it hard for them to receive certain aid items.

As the team continues this trip and records it on this blog, please note that to the right of the postings is a video bar with links to clips that accompany the photos. Please watch and continue to pray for Calvary Tohoku Relief. God bless you!



  1. Pastor Chizuo. Calvary Chapel La Habra corporately and my family specifically are praying Gods will for you and your team and to see God moving and providing. Thank you for the updates and for reminding me of the hope we have in HIM. Mat 25:35-40 'for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me. Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.'

  2. Oh my! These pictures speak so loud! Praise God for people like you with the heart of Jesus who are willing to help and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.. We will continue to pray for you. Thanks for sharing all that is going on in Japan