EFCCM Disaster Fund

2013 11 OnaTrailer1

July 2014

Over the past 10 months we have applied more than CAN$30,000 from the EFCCM Disaster Fund toward the purchase and construction of a “friendship center” trailer in Onagawa Town, Miyagi Prefecture, about one hour north of Sendai City. 

2013 11 OnaTeam

The ReachGlobal missionary team working there has developed an excellent strategy of combining community rebuilding with gospel proclamation and demonstration. They call their ministry the Onagawa Megumi Project. (Megumi means grace in Japanese.)

2014 07 02-3

Onagawa was hit by monstrous tsunami tidal waves after the 9.0 magnitude quake on March 11, 2011. The sea rose to about 30 meters or 98 feet, completely destroying the center of the town, including hotels, banks, businesses, and homes. The fatality rate was high—about 10% of the population—and the social fabric was torn apart.

japanquake.ca (dale little)