It is Saturday night and we wanted to update our family and friends briefly before trying to sleep. I am sorry we haven’t had a chance to respond to individual emails, but we are very thankful for them. We can’t get Internet tonite so I am posting this via my cell.
you may be getting more news of total damage than us; we just read of a village in Miyagi with 10,000 missing. we know it will continue to be much worse- already near unimaginable.
Between meetings we tried to reach loved ones on our cell phones. we still have not connected with our friend Reiko’s family. Owen was just praying for them again before bed.
we were so happy to finally get ahold of Kazue again. she was able to drive out to the church and thankfully it is there and everyone is accounted for. we wept for joy. they have no electricity or cell phone connection at all. right now the pastor’s home is empty so it is possible that Eric and the guys who go to do relief could stay there.
at this point they are planning to return to our homes, gather the right supplies and then go from there.
tomorrow morning we will share about a donation account being set up to go directly to relief work.
thanks for praying. we just heard that though it’s not too cold in Sendai, there have been some blizzards blowing adding to the danger.
over ten percent of the country is without electricity because of the nuclear reactor problems.