March 11, 2011

Praying For Japan...

Our homeschool program initiated a Postcard Exchange Project few months ago. One goal, aside from learning Geography, is to send back a prayer of blessings each time we receive a postcard to the country/state/city/family where it is from.


Today, after dh announced another postcard in the mailbox, I took my camera and snapped a shot as Naomi opened the box.

Goosebumps... it's posted from JAPAN!

Of all countries... Japan needs our prayer the most. So we pray for the country which is hit by a tsunami caused by a massive 8.9 magnitude quake, the largest so far in the history of Japan.


We also pray for the family who sent this postcard.

Thank you, Clarissa, for the beautiful postcard. We hope you are away from the affected area, and that you and your family are in a safe condition.

Please also pray for my sister in-law and her family who live there. As I write this, we have not received any communications from them yet. Thank you.

Psalm 46:1  
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.


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20 comments:

Renee said...

Thats cool :)

Maia said...

This program has a great impact in children's education.
Beautiful post.
My thoughts are with the suffering Japanese too, in this great,still ongoing tragedy, that doesn't seem to reach an end.

Titania said...

It is valuable when children learn about other countries and their way of living and traditions.
I am shocked about the devastation the earthquake and tsunami have brought to the north of Japan.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

This is a wonderful project for children. I also hope that your relatives are okay. My thoughts, prayers and heart go out to all effected by this disaster.

Ann said...

Praying for your sister in-law and her family and all in Japan.

Flower Town said...

Very coincidental huh...i too am sad with what's happened.

Ray said...

I will be praying for your sister-in-law and her family.

Mom of M&Ms said...

I love this!!! and what a gift from God, so you knew exactly who to pray for.. Would you email me how you set up this program.. My girls would love to do something similar!

Those cherry blossoms rock!

Luna Miranda said...

i hope and pray that Clarissa and her family are safe.

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kanak7 said...

I join you in your prayers....

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

There are never coincidences with God - timely for a reason. I too will remember your family over there in prayer at this tragic time along with Clarrisa.

Katia said...

I am so glad to know you are OK, because one of the news here in the US said it might affect your host country, and you came to mind.
I need to send your girls a post card. Love the idea. when Anna was in grade school we participated as part of a post card exchange. she loved it!
(((hugs)))
Katia

Regina said...

Praying for them right now.

Modern Mom said...

We all need to pray together for their quick recovery. I hope your relatives are alright.

My entry.

meemsnyc said...

I pray that your family and friends are safe in Japan. It's so sad and tragic how quickly natural disasters can destroy so much.

Lady Rose said...

Ruth,

I pray that you will hear from your sister-in-law and her family soon.

This devestation in Japan has greatly bothered me. I really don't like to think about so many people being killed, injured, hurt, etc. It truly breaks my heart. :(

At any rate, these are scary times for everyone. Let us pray that the Lord will see us through all this current madness!

-Lady Rose

Dena E's Blog said...

Wow Sweetie,, I just found this other blog of yours and I sooooo LOVE it.. It is awesome to see your heart for our Precious LORD and Savior...WOW!!!!
I have 2 blogs also. The 2nd one is used only for GOD posts too.
You are a JOY to my heart!!! I Praise God for women like you!!!
Blessings on you from our LORD above~~~Hugs Dena

Dena E's Blog said...

And my Hubb's and I do keep praying too for all those in need.
Prayer is an honor and soooo powerful for God's Glory...

Míriam Luiza said...

Que Deus guarde sua família no japão!

Clarissa said...

Greetings from Japan!

I would like to thank you for the prayers to my family and to the people of Japan.Japan is still struggling but I believe that Japan will stand up again.

I hope that your SIL and family is fine,I will include them in my prayers,too.