Japan 2011, Final day of first trip

Our final day in Ishinomaki.  We finished demolishing the insides of the first floor of the future cafe, delivered bedding to those at the relief center, served people at the temporary housing, stripped houses of debris and more.  We worked hard but loved serving these wonderful people the whole time.   

Go HERE to read an article in the Calvary Chapel magazine about the ministry there in Ishinomaki.  

Japan 2011, Start of the Cafe

First mission trip to Japan after March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.  We were there for a week to do relief ministry.  This area was less than 2 miles from the ocean and was hit by 20' waves.  The ministry in Japan was going to use the building as a cafe for the survivors to come and be served.  Directly across the street was an elementary school used as a shelter where for a time over 400 people were staying.  We have continued to return each year.