we touched this same spot with our hands, our feet, our gaze and our dreams

Saturday, March 26, 2011

THE JOY OF THE CHURCH IS TO TAKE CARE OF THE CHURCH

Thursday, March 25, 2011

Dear Friends, 

Well, I'm off on Saturday to Tokyo and we are arranging others to follow.  I'm sending on some links to you that will really bless you and keep you informed for prayer.  The first is a "Thank You for Praying: Video from Japan" video from some young Japanese - this will really move your heart.

Andy Game is my primary contact in Japan and has made CrashJapan his focus.  Relocated from Yokohama to the Christian Academy in Japan (Saitama Prefecture) he is involved with the team coordinating relief efforts for the people of the north region. Check out the Crash website for the latest signs of hope and regular updates.

Andy just sent me this video on rescue efforts - amazing!!

We have received most of funds we need for getting our team to Japan and back for this first trip (thank you so much), and are applying any additional donations to helping specific needs we encounter when we are there.  Having cash in hand is sometimes the most effective way of helping those in crisis - especially "those of the household of faith" who are suffering.  It is the joy of the Church to take care of the Church. 

Read more about how this trip came about by visiting 24-7 Japan The Time is Now. A link to give online is also provided here.

Also check out the www.24-7prayer.com website and www.24-7prayer.us as we will be posting updates in the days and weeks to come.

So, there it is, short and sweet.  I'll be in regular touch over the next two weeks. Please let me know if you get anything from the Lord in prayer for Japan, scriptures, encouragements etc...please send them along and I'll pass them to the folks I will be meeting with in Japan

Pray especially as we seek to build a coordinated prayer strategy in partnership with key ministries, churches and leaders.  It won't be easy, but it is paramount for Japan's future. 

Love, Jon Petersen     ninevahjon@cs.com    City Force

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