Monthly Archives: March 2011


A freelance documentary filmmaker based in Japan named Ian Thomas Ash followed us up on one of our trips. I had a great time getting to know him. Here is some footage that he took of us.     Check out … Continue reading

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New Truck!

We bought a truck! Up until now, we had been renting a truck, but since March/April is moving season in Tokyo, it is almost impossible to rent a truck.The next earliest date we could rent a truck would have been … Continue reading

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Reflections: Kosaka’s Story

Kosaka quit his job in March because he was planning to travel around India for a year. Since the earthquake and tsunami, he has been working with us to love and serve people up in the Tohoku area. Kosaka cancelled … Continue reading

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Reflections: Yumiko’s story

Here is Yumiko’s story. Yumiko, my sister-in-law, Davy’s wife,  has also been helping at our Command Center–shopping for supplies, cooking, taking care of the kids, calling and just about everything you can imagine. Yumiko I was with my son, Torah, … Continue reading

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Reflections: Kumiko’s story

Story from Kumiko Kumiko is due in a week, but she has been helping at our Command Center–cooking, calling, emailing, working on the blog, taking care of our kids and so much more. I asked her to share her experience … Continue reading

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Oshika Auto Repair Shop BBQ

We went back up to this small remote community to BBQ for people there. Talking to people they told us that in this small fishing village only 14 homes are livable out of  147. Even in this small community so … Continue reading

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Oshika Auto Repair Shop

After unloading one truck at the Meiyukan, we headed further north to a peninsula within the Ishinomaki city limits called Oshika. Here we were able to distribute a 2 ton truck full of clothes as well as provide about 10 … Continue reading

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