The massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan has caused their worst crisis since World War II. Our hearts literally ache for the hundreds of thousands of people who have lost their homes or have been evacuated to emergency shelters. Many of them are enduring freezing nights, have little or no food or water, and are coping with the strong emotions of grief, fear, and anger. Whole villages were washed away, and the death toll in Miyagi prefecture alone could exceed 10,000. The number of deaths will undoubtedly be multiplied many times over.
The nuclear plant at Fukushima has suffered an explosion and a partial melt-down, and two others plants are also affected by the disaster. All of their nuclear reactors were shut down temporarily, severely limiting the power available to cope with the problems they face.
Christians need to pray diligently for them and do whatever we can to help them in this great time of need. This is our opportunity to show them Christian love.
Missionaries tell us that the Japanese are one of the largest unreached people group in the world. The number of Christians in Japan has declined from 4.6% before WWII to a current count of less than 2%.
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