It is All in a Vest

A volunteer writes:

I had the priviledge of working with Tohoku Care from June 13-22 in the tsunami disaster area. We worked in the cities of Kamaishi, Otsuchi, and Rikuzen Takata. We also visited several of the government housing sites in those cities. Each time our team went out, we wore yellow vests with our logo and a verse on the back. The verse is John 15:13, “Greater love has no man than this than to lay down his life for a friend.”  The vests were/and are a great testimony. On our first day out a man came over and took a picture of one of the volunteer vests. As we worked people were able to recognize that we were a Christian group. Opportunities also arose for us to share. At the end of one day Mr. Mi came over and told us that he liked the heart of our group. Another lady behind him agreed. Please pray that the volunteers who come to work will always reflect these words of Jesus and  His love to those who are so hungry for love.



  1. Amen. What a blessing to have the opportunity to wear one of these Tohoku Care vests and share the love of our Savior with the Japanese people who are hurting so badly. Many Japanese read the verse on the back of my vest and were interested in sharing their stories with me because of my work. One man, Kawa-San shared a story of how God worked a miracle in saving him and his family even though the tsunami was over 100 feet tall and wiped out his entire village. His house is one of maybe 4 or 5 that remain standing. Pray for the survivors who are like Kawa-San trying to rebuild their homes, that they will seek after Jesus Christ to heal the pain that 3/11 caused.

  2. They have since had to condemn Kawa san’s house, but at least when they rebuild it the land around will be cleaned.