Praises from Japan

I wanted to pass along some praises that I've been hearing so far. It isn't much, granted, but honestly every bit we can be thankful for should spur on further intercession...

From Lynn Lusby Pratt, leader of Say Yes To Japan: "We have a Japanese minister in Sendai, Toshiaki Chida. He is fine. Though his house/church building sustained minor earthquake damage, he was not in the path of the tsunami."

I have also talked via email with my old friend Motoyuki Nomura, who was a mentor to me back in 1999-2000. He was instrumental in some of my first ministry to Japanese people. He is safe where he is, although power fluctuations could cause some issues with his somewhat unstable health. His son, who lives closer to the damage, is also safe. These are great praises!

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

We have much more to pray for, especially as the news gets worse. Yet I must be thankful. God is already working in the mess of Sendai. We don't know how He will move, but He will. Please keep praying!

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