Japan (IAI/MNN) — Last Thursday, a 5.9 magnitude
earthquake hit Japan about 100
kilometers east of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. No immediate
damages or injuries were reported, and no tsunami alert was issued.
The quake resurrected images of the devastation that
hit in March this year. The rebuilding
of Japan has been ongoing, but many are still without jobs or the means to
From the beginning, International Aid has been providing
thousands of dollars of medicines, hygiene products, blankets, and flashlights
to partners working on the ground in the hardest-hit areas. They also coordinated
an effort to supply numerous families who lost their homes with "start-up" kits which included items such as appliances and furniture.
International Aid CEO Brian Anderson just visited the
northern regions to encourage partners in ministry and some of the people being
served. Nine months after the disaster,
the majority of the people in that region continue to be unemployed and need
Anderson met with their main partnering organization as well
as with some of the families that received the "startup" kits to see how
International Aid can continue to meet the needs of those affected by the
A trip to South Korea was aimed at further strengthening
relationships with organizations in the area. International Aid has had a
history of distributing aid in the region, and in the past few years has
shipped to various Asian countries including India, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia,
Indonesia, the Philippines, Fiji and Papua New Guinea. Strong relationships
with partners in South Korea could be incredibly helpful in distributing aid to
this part of the world.
International Aid teams demonstrate the love of Christ
to those who are suffering. Please pray
for open doors to continue to bring physical and spiritual relief to the
Japanese people. Pray also for opportunities to share the Gospel.