Another earthquake? It's too soon...
My pastor, Fukuda-Sensei, pulled together a team of 5 others to drive with him the 1200 km (750 miles) to Kumamoto. His wife has family in the area. His wife's father used to be pastor of Hakata Christ Church, a Baptist church in Fukuoka, which will likely serve as a base camp for disaster relief, collecting info of needs and locations, traffic situations, and coordinating efforts.
This is all too familiar...
I am one of the drivers. We are driving a relief van and 2 ton truck full of supplies. On Sunday, we collected supplies through Oyumino Christian Church in Chiba, Grace City Church and Grace Harbor Church in Tokyo, and Tsukuda LOVES, our neighborhood relief organization, in Tsukishima. (It used to be called "Tsukuda LOVES Tohoku", but the target area for relief work has expanded.)
|Collecting supplies in my music studio|
|Blown tire on relief truck|
|Filling the truck with supplies in Tokyo|