Thursday, June 23, 2011

YWAM Japan National Office Outreach to Fukushima Prefecture, May 26-29, 2011

After participating in emotional care training (Kokoro no Care) with a Missionary/Professional Counselor, volunteers went to a large evacuation shelter in Fukushima Prefecture where more than 1,000 persons were staying. 
One Evacuation Shelter in Fukushima
The volunteers offered to massage the hands of persons while listening to their personal stories. Afterwards the volunteers offered to pray for individuals and gave away free Christian booklets and tracts.
Hand massage offers opportunities for evacuees to tell their personal stories.
The YWAM Japan National Office staff member found that everyone was willing to accept prayers. She feels that it would have not happened before the earthquake, and that it might not happen after they settle down in their comfortable lives again. Now is the time: "Do you not say, 'There are still four months and then comes the harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!" (John 4:35)

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