Praise the Lord.
Even now at nearly a year and three months after the great earthquake many disaster victims face a difficult existence and are doing all they can just to survive. Thank you for all of your gifts and prayers for them.
I am thankful too that the relief work done at the Higashi Matsushima Amazing Grace Support Center has been protected and is continuing to this day.
This week we will be welcoming a new long term lady volunteer from Fukuoka making for a four person support staff at the center.
I would really appreciate your prayers of protection over this staff who daily run themselves ragged with ministry.
So, at the center this Saturday the 9th we will show "The Bible: In the Beginning" for our 3rd movie showing event. Up till now, after each movie event, we survey the attendees and their number one choice of movie to watch is "The Bible: In the Beginning" which is founded on THE BIBLE!
I truly hope that through this movie the disaster victims will learn how great the Bible is and that they will come to know the grace and greatness of our God.
Please pray that the Lord will work through this movie.
Also, on Sunday the 10th we will finally begin Sunday worship and Sunday school at the center. I honor the Lord for leading us to this point and I give thanks for the support and prayers of each and every pastor and believer alike.
For the meantime worship and Sunday school at the center are scheduled for the second and fourth Sundays of the month from 3PM to 4PM. We will be running a very tight schedule finishing worship at the Izumi church at 1PM, immediately driving the one hour trip to the center and completing all preparations in order to start by 3PM. Between the normal volunteer staff and members from Izumi there will be a ministry team of about 25 people. Please pray for the anointing to be on each person ministering and pray that we will be able to boldly proclaim the gospel to all who come.
We will hold the 29th meal distribution on Saturday the 16th. We are thinking that this will be the last time that we include the distribution of relief items in the program, but still we are expecting our biggest turn out yet with close to 500 people. I would really appreciate if you could pray that the generous love of Christ would be expressed to many.
For anyone who is interested in volunteering please contact either brother Furuahashi, the Higashi Matsushima AG Center's manager, at 080-4369-3712 or staff leader sister Nozomi Odawara at 080-2815-3507.
We will start the preparations for the meal distribution on the morning of Friday the 15th. At the Support Center we have both baths and bedding so you can stay for free (as a rule men stay at the center and women stay at the Izumi church). By all means make use of these facilities.
May it all be used for the glory of the Lord.