Tag Archives: Tohoku

Ishinomaki in May 2012

My trip to Tohoku this month was exhausting, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I can scarcely even write about it without the gray fatigue setting in. But volunteering is still important to do and to share, and as I haven’t written … Continue reading

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Tohoku in July II

As I wrote in my previous post, the best stories of transformation and recovery aren’t about buildings, but about people. Last week I told the story of Mr. Aoki, a gentle Japanese man who has come to Christ in his … Continue reading

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Tohoku in July

The first time I went to Tohoku, just under a month after the tsunami, the roads had been cleared, but there was still debris piled high at every corner. Most people were still in shock, and it was easy to … Continue reading

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Mud

At the beginning of the month, I spent three days volunteering in the Tohoku area — the region of Japan that was devastated by the tsunami.  What follows is a brief vignette about the experience.  I wrote it for my … Continue reading

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