Monday, May 09, 2011

Tales from Japan: Tears and Songs from Japan II

Image Source: http://tsunami-2011.com/

It has been two months since the Great Tohoku Earthquake, and the Tsunami that took thousands of lives and left most of the northeastern coastal towns and cities in ruin.  There have been many that have rallied around Japan in support of it, but to be honest there is still a long way to go.  My heart goes out to the people who are trying to rebuild not only their towns and homes, but those who are trying to rebuild their lives again.  The healing is going to take more than donations of money and supplies, it is going to take time and the efforts of people to listen and to help where it is needed.  Anybody can volunteer, but it takes bonds of friendship and commitment to see people get back on their feet again.

My hope is that people around the world are able to find specific ways to sponsor families and projects by name to ensure the improvement of the quality of life of the victims.  It hurts me to see so much money gone to waste, or know that it never makes it to the hurting people on the other end of the photos.

I came across this great movie that was put together by a 12 year old Japanese boy named Kai.  It brought me to tears. The song in the background is Fix You, and it has Japanese subtitles.  I encourage you to watch and to find a way to connect and give something for the hurting, even it be just a prayer.  God Bless

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