Katie Folden, who was interviewed in Missionary Talks episode 63, gives us an update from some of the events following the March 2011 earthquake that has devastated the country of Japan. After the destructive earthquake there was a tsunami that destroyed lives and cities in the northern part of the country. Fortunately for Katie she lives in a mountain city far from the coast, but she is affected spiritually and emotionally for the people of Japan with whom she works.
Katie shares with the listeners how they can specifically pray for the people of Japan and the rescue and relief efforts that are taking place. She also mentioned a couple of agencies that she recommends that could use contributions.
CRASH Japan is a relief organization that Katie and other missionaries are working with to physically help the people of Japan while sharing the love of Christ in word and deed. By visiting the donation page at the CRASH website you can see various options for properly donating to the needs in Japan.
She also mentioned that the church she works with in Japan is putting together care packages and helping to prepare housing and shelters for refugees. Those donations can be sent through Central Missionary Clearinghouse. Checks need to say “Japanese Emergency Fund” on them.CENTRAL MISSIONARY CLEARINGHOUSE Japanese Emergency Fund P.O. Box 219228 Houston, Texas 77218-9228
You can leave a comment or email me if you have any questions for Katie on how you can help.