For from His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. John 1:16

Thursday, March 17, 2011

JAPAN - serving His people

the lives of His people in Japan have been forever changed from the devestating earthquake and tsunami, more losses are imminent, and countless significant challenges lie ahead.  please join me in praying for the people of Japan...

About the country:

population - over 127 million people in the country (tenth largest nation in the world).

economy - third largest after China and the USA, specializing in electronic and automotive exports. low unemployment rate of 4.9%. highest national debt of any modern, industrialized nation.

government - constitutional monarchy, a monarchy in which the powers of the ruler are restricted to those granted under the constitution and laws of the nation.

religion - a combination of Shintoism and Buddhism is practiced by 84%. Christianity, Islam and Sikhism followers comprise 3% of the population.

Ways to serve the people of Japan:

PRAY - prayer is the greatest gift that the people of Japan can use right now

GIVE - give through your local church or other organization, Samaritan's PurseSalvation Army, American Red Cross

"And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness.  For example, we don't know what God wants us to pray for.  But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.  And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God's own will."  Romans 8:26-27

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