Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less anxious.
Pray For, Reach Out to Japan
Bethlehem has an ongoing prayer time for Japan (which started before the earthquake/tsunami):
Harvest Prayer Japan
Tuesday evenings, 6-7pm
Downtown Campus, Room 214
Contact: Andrew Erickson (952-239-4575).
From Bethlehem Blogs
If you are interested in how Bethlehem (specifically Bethlehem’s Global Outreach Department and Global Diaconate) are reaching out to Japan, you can see a comprehensive collection of their blogs posts, which cover prayer requests, news about our global partners in Japan, and also how they recommend that you give to Japan.
Suggestions for Giving
Here are the organizations that our global partners serving in Japan and Global Diaconate recommend supporting efforts to help Japan:
WorldVenture, the organization some of our global partners serve with, has set up a special fund for the relief efforts.
The Christian Relief, Assistance, Support and Hope (CRASH) is a Japan-based network supporting Christians doing relief work in Japan and around the world. They are endorsed by the Japan Evangelical Missionary Association (JEMA), and efforts are already underway in response to the critical needs arising from the quake & tsunami calamity. Donations can be made through JEMA's PayPal interface on their website.