This is the fifth update from the directors of Teen Challenge Japan on the aftermath of the earthquake which hit Japan on March 11th 2011:
The Spirit of the Lord guided us all the way to Sendai and back last weekend. Thank you so much for your prayers.
We arrived at Sendai City earlier than expected on Saturday, put some petrol in the van on the way, and were able to meet with everyone we wanted to and distributed food, clothing, petrol and kerosene. We made our base at Izumi Gospel Church which is pastored by Pastor Hiroshi Itoh.
This is the fourth update from the directors of Teen Challenge Japan on the aftermath of the earthquake which hit Japan on March 11th 2011:
The Holy Spirit guided us to go and help the people in Sendai, the tsunami-hit area. God allowed us to gather goods which were getting impossible to buy even in Tokyo. The people used their initiative, money, time and energy, and we are now ready to bring the immediate relief goods.
Following is a report we received from TellAsia, a ministry working to spread the gospel in Northern India.
Dear World Challenge Team,
We deeply appreciate you for your generous partnership with us and your contribution to provide Bibles for the 2020 Network pastors. We’ve fully utilized the funds you provided and have distributed a total of 900 Bibles to needy pastors, leaders and new believers.
We received the following update from Love Through Me International Ministries regarding their previous prayer request for Nani.
Following is a letter that Dr. Ruby sent to members of "Friends of Jeevan Jyoti Charitable Trust (Foundation)" on Facebook.
Dear Friends in Christ,
You may have thought me insensitive as I have made no reference to the depression and recession that is affecting so many in your countries.
Following is an e-mail update we received from Milla Happonen of Caring Hands in Uganda:
Robert comes from a family of five kids. His mother’s HIV infection caused her medical expenses to be so high that she was unable to pay for house rent. She ended up sleeping on the street with Robert. The other children were put in an orphanage. A good Samaritan allowed her and Robert to sleep in a church. We taught her to make beads and slowly she regained her strength. She got her children back, pays for rent and has enough to eat. The children went to school this week.
Dr. Gene Smith and his wife Arlene, medical missionaries working for World Challenge, recently returned from holding medical clinics with Doctors For Life in KwaZula-Natal, South Africa. Below is a report from Dr. Smith.
A charitable organization established by a Finnish woman received the President’s Export Award. Caring Hands was established by a Fida International missionary, a Finnish-Canadian woman named Milla Happonen. The paper jewelry Caring Hands produces bring self esteem and creates a source of income for HIV positive women. The award was presented by Uganda’s president, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Friday, October 3, 2008 in Kampala.