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Japan Earthquake 2011

2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
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Photos: Reuters
 

One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded hit Japan at 2:46 pm local time on March 11, triggering a massive 23-foot tsunami. The 9.0 magnitude offshore quake, the largest in Japan's history, was followed by hundreds of aftershocks. The National Policy Agency lists 16,464 as missing, and the number of dead at 11,620.


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How You Can Help Now
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GIVE generously to support emergency relief and rebuilding efforts by making a secure online donation right now. Gifts may also be made at your local UCC congregation marked for “Pacific earthquake/tsunami” with the request they be sent through your Conference office on to Wider Church Ministries. Donations may also be made out and sent directly to Wider Church Ministries, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115.

PRAY Use these bulletin inserts in your Worship Service or other gathering.

SHARE your church's reponse to the tragedy in Japan

ASSEMBLE  urgently needed Church World Service hygiene kits.

VISIT the Global Ministries Website for more information.

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More Information On This Disaster
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NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS:

Photos taken in Spring 2014

New!-Church World Service Japan Response

United Church of Christ Japan Disaster Relief Committee

UCCJ Tohoku Disaster Relief Center 

AFARI - American Friends of Asian Rural Institute 

NEWS FROM OUR MISSIONARIES:

Jeffrey Mensendiek serves the Council on Cooperative Mission where he is assigned to the Emmaus Center in Sendai as director of youth activities.

Martha Mensendiek serves through the Council of Cooperative Mission at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan where she teaches social welfare.

Casilda Luzares serves the United Church of Christ in Japan, Kyoto Conference. She is an English Literature Professor at Doshisha University.

David and Joyce Murchie serve as missionary associates in Japan, and in recent years have taught at Tohoku-Gakuin University in Sendai

Follow regular news and updates - News from Your Global Ministries Missionaries in Japan
http://globalministries.org/news/eap/japan-missionaries.html

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Contact Information
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Rev.Xiaoling Zhu
Area Executive for East Asia and Pacific - Global Ministries
Partner Relations Ministry Team
Wider Church Ministries
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio44115
(216) 736-3226
zhux@ucc.org
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