World of Hope 2012

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We are hard at work on this year’s EFCCM World of Hope impact giving catalogue.

Now we need your input!

Could you tell us how many copies of this your church could use?

We’re prepared to print up to one per person for your church, and there is no cost to you.

Just send us an e-mail at with your church’s name, the address and the quantity.

Thanks so much!

Outreach to Kids in Fukushima

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This quick exceprt is from Laura, an EFCCM missionary in Japan:

Last weekend I went to Fukushima to volunteer as part of a CRASH Japan effort to help a network of churches in Fukushima City. The children in Fukushima are restricted from playing outside in many cases by parents who are worried about them accumulating radiation in their bodies. Therefore, the churches have planned recreational weekends for the area children and their families to travel to areas with lower radiation levels where they can play outside.

On this trip, we went to Aizu with the children and their families. As soon as the children saw the playground and surrounding wooded area, their faces lit up and they went running off the buses. They enjoyed a week end of playing basketball, soccer, tag, dodge ball, collecting stag beetles, etc. They also heard a ventriloquist who told them about Jesus. Many of the kids and their families are living under great stress and need the peace that Christ can bring. Last week I heard that above 30% of families in Fukushima city are living apart, as the father stays home to work and the mother and children live in areas with lower radiation levels.

Please continue to pray for the churches in Fukushima and CRASH Japan as the family of Christ tries to point the way to rest in Christ.

Continue to Pray for Petros

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For those of you who have been aware of and praying for our Africa Area Director, Petros Yergatian, last week we informed you that he had a pneumonia-like infection and with a treatment of antibiotics, he was on the mend.

Unfortunately, we received word yesterday that he is back in the hospital with more fluid on his lungs. Please continue to pray for his recovery.

Update: Petros was released from Hospital is still a bit short of breath, tired and a times dizzy. He is working from home on some details but also trying to catch up both mission and business items. He is scheduled for another specialist consultation next Wednesday. Please continue to pray for the restoration of his health.