Posted by: CongoChurch | April 11, 2011

Pray for Japan!

Akiko standing on an Osaka street lined with gorgeous sakura.

As another magnitude 7.0 quake rocks Japan, we are again reminded of the need for prayer in such trying times. The Japanese people have been suffering from fear and aftershock for a month to the day in the wake of the devastating magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that decimated parts of Northeastern Japan. Another great source of distress comes from their malfunctioning nuclear power plant’s continuing problems, which were caused by the quake.

Akiko Kawasaki is well known to most of us at Cherryfield Congregational Church. While a student here at UMM, she worked for Marie Emerson at the Blueberry “Dome” in Columbia Falls. Her blueberry pies won her the “Year’s Best” from YANKEE Magazine in 2008.  Akiko is currently back in Japan, and is pictured here in Osaka near where she lives. It is spring time in Japan, and the sakura, or cherry blossoms, are in full bloom. It is in these times that we must remember that not all hope is lost. Let us pray that Japan’s sakura brings them hope and healing!

Sakura provide beautiful inspiration and proof of God's intricate love.

Pray for Japan!

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