Thursday, March 17, 2011

Japan Earthquake - #2729 - VIDEO: World Vision - Update from Japan Disaster - Zone #3 - World Vision (2) #1 and #2 Videos from Japan Earthquake (3) Video: Rick Stearns on the Japan Earthquake - World Vision (4) In Japan: Baptist Struggle to Reach Disaster Zone - Baptist Press

World Vision - Japan Earthquake - Update from Zone #3 - March 16, Minami Sanriku town: Standing in a disaster zone now snowy and desolate, World Vision's humanitarian emergency affairs manager, Kenjiro Ban, describes the impact of the earthquake and tsunami, and the resulting devastation. Link to Video #1.......,March 13, Sendai, Japan: "It's a tragedy." In this first video, World Vision's humanitarian emergency affairs manager in Japan, Kenjiro Ban, shows the devastation caused by the deadly quake and tsunami that has killed tens of thousands. Link to Video #2........March 13, Sendai, Japan: "Total destruction." This second video with World Vision's Kenjiro Ban highlights a flooded, devastated landscape in the aftermath of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan that has killed tens of thousands.

Rick Sterns on the Japan Earthquake and how you can help.  World Vision is distributing relief supplies to thousands of people devastated by the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11. An emergency response team is on the ground in hard hit areas, providing water, blankets, and other urgently needed supplies to survivors. Ongoing efforts will focus on the unique needs of children, who are the most impacted. Please help us respond quickly to this disaster. Read more and to help with a donation......

In Japan: Baptists Struggle to Reach Disaster Zone - Baptist Press - Across the upper half of Japan, life is either in tatters or at a standstill. With some roads impassable and fuel almost nonexistent in the north, relief and rescue workers have struggled to reach the areas where they are needed most.  This disaster is like nothing Makoto Kato has ever seen. Kato, the Japan Baptist Convention's executive secretary, said the area affected by the disaster is large, but the biggest problem is simply getting there.  "People are hurting because of a lack of food, water and electricity," Kato said. "The devastating part is that we can't get there yet."  While multiple Baptist churches have sustained structural damage and church members are still missing, Kato said the most urgent concern is the nuclear power plants in the stricken region.  "The fear and suffering sustained from earthquakes and tsunami is being multiplied by the panic of radiation exposure," Kato said. "We pray for the Lord to provide His peace, comfort and hope. We pray that those victims suffering alone in the cold will quickly be rescued."  Read more......

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