Like you, we’re deeply concerned for the Japanese. Campus Crusade for Christ has had a ministry presence there for many years with some results.
You may be interested to know, however, that 80% of major crises (including earthquakes, wars and famines) in the last twenty years have taken place in the 10/40 window region. Also, 40% of church-planting breakthroughs among Muslim people groups followed some kind of natural disaster. These statistics don’t apply to Japan, but they do show that disasters can cause a hunger for God in people.
All of our Campus Crusade for Christ staff in Japan are okay and, of course, are asking God what He would have them do. They recently decided to work in partnership with CRASH (Christian Relief, Assistance, Support and Hope) and will mobilize Christian Japanese students to help bring both relief and the Gospel to their people.
Also, the Jesus Film Project is raising funds to send 50,000 DVDs of the film to Japan immediately. They are also offering Jesus films in Japanese for $5 through the end of the month if you know of anyone from Japan to give them to.
GAiN, Campus Crusade for Christ’s humanitarian ministry will be in Japan and is taking donations. Of course, other groups are as well, such as Samaritan’s Purse and World Vision.
Please pray for God to move in the hearts of the Japanese people. God can move spiritual mountains which may be a barrier to His Good News. He is moving in the hearts of the Japanese. (Read Sus’ post on how God literally moved the physical mountains of Japan’s Honshu island.)
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Statistics from Ethne 2009.