April 2, 2011 Donations: see www.mtw.org
* 38th truck sent north yesterday
* Plans to feed 2000 people hot meals Sunday & Monday
* Looks like over 20,000 Japanese have died? Our hearts ache.
We must remember and ache over the 32,000 hopeless Japanese people committed suicide last year.
* How will all this lead to church planting that gives True Bread every day (John 6:27,35)?
MTW teams/related teams (Nagoya, Grace City Tokyo, Chiba) have now sent 38 trucks and vans of supplies/helpers north. We are tired, but thankful we can help. Please keep praying with us for our witness to the True Bread as we give out food, and to the Living Water as we give water.
We are especially praying and seeking God for how He might use this to start churches that give True Bread and Living Water every day all year long. The gift to Japan that keeps on giving! A vital, alive, growing, reproducing church. To do this we need workers for The Harvest. We have no PCJ churches or MTW missionaries church planting in the affected areas (there are Reformed Churches and two OPC missionaries in the area, and other churches/pastors we are partnering with). Pray for God to raise up Japanese and missionary church planters for a new church planting effort in Sendai and affected areas.
Our team, Oyumino Church, and Grace City Church Tokyo will work together Sunday and Monday in Ishinomaki (devastated city north of Sendai) giving out 2000 hot meals (quite a job) and giving out supplies in a street store in neighborhoods where most people are living on the 2d floors of their houses. Oyumino Church and our team are following the lead of our Grace City Tokyo Church partner in this. They have been very creative and energetic in their efforts to help. A Tokyo restaurant owner is taking the lead to cook and feed 2000 people a needed hot meal from the back of one of our trucks (500 people in 4 locations over 2 days) while others on the team give out supplies from blue tarps on the ground in a “street store” that we have found effective. Teenagers from our church are going to hold babies, play with kids, load and unload, etc.
Thanks for standing behind us and Japan in your prayers.