It’s been almost a week since the massive earthquake affected Japan, followed by the tsunami and aftershocks. Donations and other assistance are as needed as ever. One major project going on is Anime and Manga Bloggers for Japan, which is providing funds to ShelterBox and Doctors Without Borders. Anime News Network has a list of other charitable activities that animanga-related individuals, sites, and organizations are running.
For Christians readers out there, you might be interested in Christian organizations that are providing relief. First and foremost, I’d like to suggest giving to CRASH Japan. The mission of this organization is to provide disaster relief; as such, they are prepared for an event like this and were able to go into action right away. Yuki-Anne, a missionary in Japan associated with this blog, is volunteering through this organization. CRASH Japan is also looking for volunteers who can assist.
Here are other Christian organizations helping the Japanese people (most provided by Christianity Today):
- Samaritan’s Purse: This wonderful organization has long focused on providing needed goods, medical supplies, training, and other items to the needy. From their site: “The team in Sendai is determining areas of need, setting up a distribution network, and getting the much-needed supplies into the hands of local families as quickly as possible.”
- World Vision: Known for their Sponsor-a-Child program, they do so much more great work and are another organization I regularly give to.
- Asian Access: The goal of this organization is to multiply church growth throughout Asia. They are aiding in this disaster by working through their network of churches.
- World Relief: Another well-known organization, World Relief is apparently not physically present in Japan, but is partnering with the Japan Evangelical Alliance, which is associated with CRASH Japan.
- World Concern: This wonderful humanitarian organization is working with partnering Christian organizations.
- Saddleback Church PEACE RELIEF: This ministry of Saddleback Church (pastored by Rick Warren) is also contributing to the relief effort.
- Redeemer City to City: Another organization focused on church-planting, this organization has provided information about individuals and churches on ground level and ways to donate.
Again, I want to emphasize, GIVE. Help the suffering, homeless, needy, and lost.
In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.
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I gave $25 through a site called goodbrackets.com; it’s a college basketball predicting site where if you end up with the highest score, you can end up winning over $1000 for your choice of charity.
Wow, very cool idea. Is that the site you set up your anime character bracket through?
Thank you for the link. I am on the verge of dedicating myself to go. Therefore, the link to CRASH was just the thing I am looking for.
If you’re able to go, please keep me informed. I’ll pray for you.
There’s no guarantee that your money will go to Japan though; Japan, so far, has said that it does not require much foreign aid that this time. They are working more with governments than NGOs at the moment.
I donated money to a Buddhist charity called Tzu Chi because I knew they were already on the ground. They were founded in Taiwan, so I guess the proximity makes them more nimble and locally-sourced.
Absolutely. And it’s best that everyone does some research before they give. I’m mostly promoting CRASH because they are well-established in the country and because I know of a person working with them.
Thanks for telling us about Tzu Chi – I’d never heard of this organization before.
For those who are interested, CRASH is accepting teams in the future but not individual volunteers yet.
Perhaps another time then.
Thanks for the update.
I really like this post. I’ll pray for your Christian organization and Japanese people. God bless you.
Thank you! I’ll be in prayer for your ministry as well. God bless!
Dear Friends in Christ.
Hope you and your family are doing well by the Grace of Jesus .
Friends we are doing to inform you that we have Start a Project.
In This Project we hope you will be with us and think that this work we are doing only for our Lord Jesus Christ.
Now I am going to tell about This Project.
In this some off our Ministry Member have make the Hand Braecelates about 1000. these Braecelates we will sent to our friends and to some pastor that will wish.
That Braecelates you can Distribute into your Church ,into your street,into your relitives ,into your friend, and one thing that it,s donation will be fix.and after distribute you will colect the donation and this donation you will sent back to us.
Where We Will Spend this Donation?
Friends as you know in the Pakistan on July 2010 the Flood was come . and millions of home and humans and Animals were distry human and Animal were die And many human and Animal have become sick.
We will arrange the medical campus for the sick people because many people have skin disease due to flood.
we will get some Bibles that we will distribute in the people . we will arrange prayer meeting at the end to prayer we will distribute the free food and Bibles..
By this we will arrange the saminor and prayer meeting in the different places..
If the Any donation will remain then with this we will get some books and other things that need in Education this matrial we will distribute in the Poor kids.
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And i hope you will also like to work with us in this Project for Jesus ,and Jesus will be with us in this Work .
Friends inthis Project we also need your Prayers.
And with Your help in this Project we can not do any this.
I hope you will be with us.
Friends if you have any problems or want ask any question about this project then do not hesitate tell us.
Sincerly in Christ,
Pastor Asif Gill
Jesus Christ Ministries of Pakistan.
Dear Brother and Sisters In Christ,
Jesus Christ Ministries (JCM) is a non profit, nondenominational Christian ministry working for the pread of the Gospel in Pakistan. We are working for this mission since the year 1999. We are located in District Layyah of Punjab Province of Pakistan.
In a period of only few years we have done an extensive work to send the gospel out in Pakistan. We live in a very backward and underdeveloped area of Punjab where people are illiterate, not only in the formal and non formal education, but as well as in the knowledge of the Word of God. And due to the lack of Education 8 out of 10 people have the tendency towards drugs and narcotics, which is a very alarming situation. People do not respect each other. People here do not value each other’s customs and rituals. They do not send their children to school. They do not read the Bible. They do not go to church. In a nutshell, they are far far far away from the Word of God. And this is the reason why we are starving to send the Gospel here in this area.
To get the Gospel to the people who need it, we have Sunday prayers. Also, we organize open-air prayer meetings in the surrounding areas where no pastor or evangelists are going with the Gospel. This way we are reaching those people who have never heard the Bible before. We have Bible Study classes two times in a month. Also, we have Sunday Schools where we teach people about who Jesus Christ is? And what is the purpose that he came on earth became a son of man and died for our sins.
Since our existence we have been doing this with self help. But as now we expand, we need your help to carry on our mission. Please join the helping hands that God has sent us. We need your help to spread the Gospel in Pakistan. There are many many more areas like Layyah that we have to reach. There is a great multitude that God yet have to save. We desperately need your help. We request you to come and work with us in partnership.
We are giving free fundamental and Bible education , we want to give free book,s clothes,shose and other matrial that they need in study. friends we also want to inform you that we do not have the table and chair , and not building , we are giving education in the open areas , therefore we need your help to carry on our mission.
I also have been working as a freelance translator for the past 4 years. And so, if you need any of your materials to be translated into Urdu, Punjabi or Siraiki languages, please do not hesitate to ask me to do services for your organization.
Few Months ago now we have also doing work on the Animal Rights, Now the we are doing work on the animal we are providing the food and also we are arrange the Medical campus for the animal. Because they need this , we thing that every person are doing work for the Human Rights But there is very few people or Organization, of NGO , etc that are working for the Animal Rights ,
your gifts are very important for these peoples .
This is also the creation of God , and Animal are also course of our food , we get many things from then that are benefit for our life.
Therefore we need your help. We request you to come and work with us for the Animals Rights.
And also if you can give sponcership our can donate for this please do this , we need your help in every way.
Your gift are very important for the flood people and the Childrens.
We look forward to hear from you at your earliest convenience.
Rev. Senior Pastor ASIF Gill and KAMAL Gill
Jesus Christ Ministries