This is an email from missionary friends in Japan. Geigy and Jeremiah serve as missionaries with GO! Ministries. Please continue to pray for them as they live and serve where people are trying to put their lives back together.
It has now been over a month since the earth shook and life as we knew it changed to our "new normal." For many still displaced in the shelters, their lives continue in uncertainty and disturbance. Please continue to lift them up in prayer. The nuclear situation continues to be tenuous although the last couple of days has seen the levels remain constant. We continue to monitor those as well.
We thank you for your many kind words of encouragement and warm wishes and prayers. These have continued to sustain us so we are grateful from the bottom of our hearts. Our children are back in school now, another school year underway with Justus starting 3rd grade with a new teacher and Jazz who just celebrated his double digits birthday and is a big 4th grader. Both boys are still in our local soccer club and this past Sunday, on Jazz's birthday, they won the MFA Spring Cup with both Boek boys playing goalkeeper on the combined 3rd & 4th grader combined team. Horray for them! Cali is back in school as well and is in Jr. High 2nd year, equivalent to being an 8th grader.
Jeremiah has been staying busy. The past two weeks, he has been on two relief trips to Iwaki City in Fukushima. The first trip was with the college group from our church. The second trip, he went along with people from our fellowship including our daughter Cali. It was a blessed time. Yesterday (Mon. 4/11), he left along with the Calvary Chapel teams here in Japan for a 4 day trip up to Sendai. You can read up on their trip via updates posted on this site: CALVARY TOUHOKU RELIEF.
It is a blessing to link arms with brothers and sisters from all over Japan. Larry and Nari from our fellowship are there with Jeremiah. They had a very long trip last night as there was a very strong aftershock which caused the expressway they were on to be closed. Please pray for them to have God directed travels and opportunities to share the Good News and to go in His name.
We are holding down the fort here in Tokyo. I'm staying busy with the kids schedules and baking some goodies to send to the volunteer center for C.R.A.S.H. site. It is a blessing to have everyone doing their part in this extra ordinary times.
In case you haven't seen this video, please take a moment to watch this video done by the Christian churches in the affected areas up north. Hear their hearts and their cries for God to do amazing things in this land "for such a time as this." Jeremiah and our church has had the great honor of coming alongside Pastor Mori and the Global Mission Chapel in Iwaki. You will see him in the video. As missionaries, we stand behind our Japanese brothers and sisters and we link arms with them and hold their arms up when they grow weary. We along with them ask God to not only heal this land but to bring revival.
Thank you for standing with us. Thank you for being a part of the work here and again thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
At this time, we will continue to update via Facebook. Please feel free to "friend" us.
blessings to you all,
:)Geigy for the 5 Boeks