We have all heard about the disaster in Japan. Not only lives are lost and homes are destroyed, the aftermath of the nuclear power plants has caused many to live in fear and worry. Japan is in great need of a comforting and assuring voice.
By God's grace, FEBC Japan has been faithfully serving Japan since 1962. Their ministry becomes even more critical since the earthquake on 11 March. However, it has become harder for our team in Tokyo to carry out their ministry under the current circumstance. Despite the difficulties our Japanese colleagues are trying their best to produce special program to reach out and comfort their listeners. Our Japanese field director, Keiko Yoshizaki said:
"Because of planned-blackouts, our temporary office will be moving to a local church. The church is located in the center of Tokyo, where outages in electricity will not affect our work.
We are so grateful for those who are praying for us. Will you continue? This morning, I began recording broadcasts that offer the comfort and hope that can only be found in Jesus Christ. I read from Ezekiel 36:25-28,33-36, Isaiah 54:6, 10, and Psalm 22, 23, 91:1-4.
Please pray that God continues to grant me the right words to share with my people during this scary time, and that in the midst of fear and sadness, hearts would be open to hearing the gospel. Beyond the devastation from the earthquake and Tsunami, we are really concerned about atomic power stations which are exploding one after another. It is much worse than Three Mile Island.
Many of you have also asked how you might tangibly help us. Right now our immediate request is support for our local churches. Countless churches have been damaged and several more are in total ruins-- washed away by the great waves. The total damage is hard to imagine as many pastors who are desperate for help have no way to contact us."
We need your help right now. Since our founding, FEBC has always been committed to strengthening churches in the countries where we broadcast. At times of tragedy and disaster, FEBC seeks to reach out to the communities where our broadcasts are aired.
The hope and comfort of God are to be heard by the traumatised Japanese. FEBC Japan is striving to bring the word of God to their people, through radio as well as supporting the local churches. Are you willing to contribute your part to work with God's people in Japan to bring the comfort and hope of God to the dismayed? Your willingness to participate in the ministry of God through prayer and gift is very much appreciated. If you are moved by God to want to help, please click here.
May God bless you.
Consulting Executive Director