Ishinomaki Team#11: Cleaning…!
June 4th, 2011 to June 6th, 2011
I wanted to participate in NEJ Go-Relief Mission Trip ever since the big earthquake, and finally God gave me the opportunity! I kept praying to God “Please give me the opportunity to go to the Northeast region in Japan to help the people there”. Many Christians have helped me; this is a big reason why I became a Christian. So, just as my Christian friends did for me, I wanted to do something for the people in need in return.
We arrived at Ishinomaki, where we could find many ruin. We worked for renovations of apartments. We peeled the floor, wall and scooped mud and sand that were drained from the sea. They were so heavy and dirty, but we knew that the owner of the apartments would rent them to single mothers by cheap rental fee. After we heard that we were given more energy and power for the people. We very much cooperated to work for the purpose that they would live here someday!
We of course had a risk to be there, radioactivity, expecting more aftershocks. Nobody but God knows. However, even though we were at risk, I once gave my life to God; and He gave me new life each day so I can devote my life to do the work.
I really thank God that He gave me the wonderful team members whom I went with. It was such a wonderful grace for me. I continue to pray for the people there. There are still much work to be done for them to have safe and normal life back again. May God guide us(TBC members) to do the best for the people there.
Thank you so much, again, for the opportunity to participate in NEJ Go-Relief Mission Trip. May we continue to work hard to let the people know God’s presence and unfailing love and that God is at work in the region!
Testimony shared by Ms. I.T.