Betet für Japan

Dringende Gebetsanliegen von unseren Geschwistern aus dem YMCA Japan:

  • für die Opfer und die Hinterbliebenen des Erdbebens und des Tsunamis
  • für die außer Kontrolle geratene nukleare Situation um Fukushima
  • für unsere Geschwister im YMCA Sendai (Hafenstadt im Tsunamigebiet) und YMCA Morioka (Stadt im Inland, die vom Erdbeben stark getroffen wurde)

Ich habe letzten Sommer Koji (YMCA Tokyo, Generalsekretär) und  Shigeru (YMCA Japan, Generalsekretär) in Hongkong auf dem YMCA Weltrat kennengelernt. In dem stark betroffenen Sendai YMCA arbeitet ein sehr engagierter koreanischer YMCA-Sekretär, mit dem ich mich lange auf dem Weltrat unterhalten habe. Er scheint – laut der Nachricht unten – am Leben zu sein. Bitte betet aber trotzdem auch für ihn und vor allen Dingen für die beiden YMCAs Sendai (Erdbeben und Tsunami, Küstenstadt) und Morioka (Erdbeben, Inland). Sie liegen genau in dem Haupt-Katastrophengebiet.

Michael Götz

E-Mail von KOJI HIROTA

Hello, TOKYO YMCA is almost safe. But SENDAI YMCA may be in bad situation. We need help then. Please pray for them.

KOJI HIROTA (General Secretary of TOKYO YMCA)

E-Mail von Shigeru Shimada

Dear friends,

We ask all our member movements to pray for the victims and their families and be prepared to respond to a coming appeal for assistance to Japan. Let us especially pray for the situation around nuclear installations in Japan. We shall keep you informed as the situation becomes more clear. An earthquake with a histroric magnitude of 8.8 rocked the Tohoku region Friday, 11 of March, triggering tsunami that wiped away cars ships and buildings and houses all along the east coast. The quake was felt hundreds of kilmeters away, including in Tokyo and Yokohama, where buildings swayed for a long time and people swarmed out of them. According to a National Police Agency tally as of 2:45 p.m. Saturday, at least 520 people were killed and 750 others were missing as a result of the magnitude 8.8 temblor. Another strong quake with a magnitude of 6.7 rocked an inland area on the Sea of Japan coast northwest of Tokyo, hitting Nagano and Niigata prefectures at 3:59 a.m. Saturday, but the extent of the damage from the quake, which occurred far away from the one that jolted Pacific coastal areas, was not immediately known. Now, the government declared a state of atomic power emergency Friday after the Tohoku region was hit by what is being called the strongest earthquake in Japanese history and urged around 3,000 residents near a reactor in Fukushima Prefecture to evacuate.

We, Japan YMCA, fortunately all staffs of the local YMCAs and the National Council are safe. Some local YMCAs, especailly, Sendai and Morioka YMCAs where are located in Tohoku region are in the serious situation and lack of essential utilities until now. We set up the YMCA Emergency headquarters at the National Council and keep collecting informations and coordinating resources. We really appreciate pray and condolences from YMCAs all over the world. May all people in the disaster can gracefully and completely avoid from the danger or suffering, and May God takes care of them.

Shigeru Shimada (General Secretary, The National Council of YMCAs of Japan)

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