JAPAN GRIEF PROJECT
On March 11, 2011 Japan experienced a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the northeastern coast of the island of Honshu, followed by a tsunami with waves as high as 130 feet which inundated a 217 square mile area. 15,833 died, 5,943 were injured and 3,671 people remain missing. One elementary school in Ishinomaki, lost 74 of its 108 students and 10 of the 13 teachers and staff. The earthquake was so powerful it moved the island of Honshu an estimated 8 feet closer to the coast of California and shifted the earth shifted on its axis an estimated 4-10 inches.
Even as food, water and clothing are supplied and homes are re-built, grief remains. Hearts remain deeply wounded and hurting.
GRIEF - Thoughts and Reflections was written by Michael and Danielle Everett after the loss of their beloved daughter Jessica Danielle in 2004 to come alongside those who are grieving to offer comfort, hope and let them know they are not alone.
The Japanese edition of GRIEF - Thoughts and Reflections was developed to be distributed to those who are grieving in Japan as a gift in their native language, which helps hurting hearts and points to Jesus Christ without preaching. It is a bridge of love to faith.
Only 1% of Japan's population is estimated to be Christian. Help them know they have not been forgotten. Help them catch a glimpse of and hunger for the One who can heal, providing them with a future and a hope both now and for eternity.
Purchase copies of GRIEF (Japanese edition) for your church outreach and missionaries to give away. Donate funds to sponsor the gifting of additional copies. May many come to know Him through our compassion and love.