A message and plea from Nathan and Sharonette Bowman in Japan:
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
We ask you to join with us in prayer for the many who have suffered loss of loved ones, property and their livelihood as a result of the massive
earthquake that has devastated northern Japan and has left its print on the life of all Japanese.
For Japan, this follows the tragedy of the
Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand, where many Japanese were among the victims.
Please pray for wisdom for the leaders, who will strive to bring the infrastructure back into function.
Please pray for a new longing for God, as people come face to face with their own powerlessness.
Please pray for a compassionate response of neighbor to neighbor, that even through this devastation, relationships could find new meaning, be restored and new relationships built.
We would like to assure you that we are well. We were not directly affected by the terrible earthquake and tsunami. We are on the southern island. Kumamoto faces the East China Sea. We have had some small earthquakes, usually about once or twice a month, and this one was mildly felt here.
We look forward to meeting with as many of you as we are able this summer. May God give you strength as you serve Him faithfully in your community.
Nathan & Sharonette Bowman