John Back to Iwate

John will be leaving today with Phil Tsai, short-term worker, to work with a Rengo Disaster Response team in Iwate prefecture from the 15th to the 19th. The eight member team will include Pastor Sasaki, Rengo Board member, Pastor Kurashima of the Masago church, Associate Pastor Yamauchi of the Chuo church, the Wakaos of the Ishikawa Kita church and Pastor Yokota of the Minami Urawa church. This team is loaded with pastors! John and Phil …

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The Scientists Who Called Wolf

The other day I received an emergency bulletin from the US embassy indicating that there were severe tsunami warnings along the coast.  They were expecting 30 waves to hit sometime in mid-afternoon on Sunday.  The tsunami – incidentally a Japanese word – would be a result of the huge 8.8 earthquake in Chile. That afternoon I was rushing to the airport by train escorting visitors who were leaving that day.  I noticed several train lines …

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