Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Leaving on Mar. 31st for Sendai

We Need Your Prayers!
From March 31 to April 10, I will be joining a team of 3 or 4 others to join the relief efforts through CRASH Japan in the Touhoku area. This is the area where all of the main earthquake and tsunami damage is most severe. Please pray.

At first I was thinking that I would not be able to join for various reasons. One problem kept coming after another. It is now apparent that I will be away from my kids and wife and most modern conveniences for about 10 days, as we give relief to people in the area in various ways. Please pray that our time and work (which will be almost completely non-verbal service) will be a blessing for many. Pray for good communication, love and joy to be in our midst, and for God to be glorified through everything.

I have to admit, I have some nervous excitement in the thought of going. It will be great to help in practical ways, and at the same time it will be very hard to be away from my young family so long! The radiation should not be a problem where we are, but there are probably some health risks in going. Please pray for our safety and for the safety of others in the area.


Beth Warden said...

Hey Mark and Maki, I've been reading your blog and giving updates on the radio show (www.todaysfamilyradio.com) If you ever have a chance to do an interview, via skype or phone, just let me know. In the meantime, I'll keep pointing listeners in the direction of your blog. Praying for you!
Beth Warden

Doug Wolter said...

Praying for you and Maki and the boys. Love you guys.