Thursday, March 17, 2011

My Family and I are All Right!

If you haven't heard by now, Japan had a 9.0 earthquake last week Friday. We live fairly close to the epicenter, but are more inland near the mountains in the northern part of Sendai. We've been able to stay in our own home, and our neighbors have offered to let us share their fresh springs and well water. I will try to post some of our experiences in the next few days, but in the meantime.....

Please consider helping by sending a donation to the site mentioned in this video. I work in Ishinomaki twice a week. One of my classes is at the Ishinomaki Red Cross Nursing School, and this video will give you a glimpse of some of the roads I travel when I go there.

Tonight my family was watching tv and in a scene of the tsunami washing away this part of Ishinomaki, there were two things that were left standing. There was a Statue of Liberty (I have no idea what that was about. It may have been a restaurant?). And the Russian Orthodox Church (which is not the building the Ishinomaki congregation uses anymore) which is of historical significance in this once booming port town in the northeastern part of Japan's main island.

Be not afraid. God will waste not one thing in spite of all that goes on around us.


Anonymous said...

Thanks be to God that you and the family are alright!

We have been praying (I recruited many folks that don't even know you), and hoping...and this is WONDERFUL news!

Anonymous said...

Pastor Pat Thurmer in Florida,
... who's been asking about you and praying for you, will be so happy to hear the good news!

I have been visiting a new (to me) blog, and the good folks there were praying for you and the family as well.

Em, Michael, Anne, Sarah, and others over at
were very concerned for you guys and helped me by providing links and such so that I might be able to locate you.

I can't say it enough...THANK GOD you and the family are well!

Anonymous said...

We will definitely send a donation.