Ministry Setup Report (1)

June 30, 2011

Week one (Jun 23 - 30) of our ministry setup trip to Japan has flown by. Our activities have included more than tsunami recovery ministry setup. Updates on those additional activities can be found here on Dale's blog. This blog tracks our tsunami ministry.

CRASH Japan Tokyo office

As part of the initial process of setting up the tsunami recovery ministry of the EFC of Canada Mission, Dale spent several hours with the President of CRASH Japan, the endorsed relief and recovery network of Japan Evangelical Missionary Association, a network of most evangelical missionaries in Japan from all over the world. JEMA membership currently stands about 1100 missionaries. Dale is the voluntary President of JEMA.


During the dialogue between Dale and the President of CRASH Japan at an outdoor coffee shop near the temporary Tokyo office of CRASH Japan, Dale was invited to request funding for leadership logistics of our EFC of Canada Mission tsunami recovery ministry from CRASH Japan. Seeing as the EFCCM Relief Fund does not cover costs of our leadership logistics (with the exception of our tsunami ministry setup trip), this was good news indeed! Perhaps we will make such a request to the CRASH Japan leadership team once we set up one or more specific recovery projects that have long term goals and show continuity in ongoing leadership.

From Jul 9-16 we will be in the Sendai city area of northeastern Japan setting up the EFCCM tsunami recovery ministry. (dale little)