Category Archives: Ishinomaki

Updates

It’s been a long long time since any updates have been made on this blog. But this definitely does not mean nothing was going on during this time! The rebuilding process in the disaster zone is still on going and … Continue reading

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Thank you KJ

On Thursday, the 16th, KJ finished up his 6 week service trip with us and returned to the States. He worked so hard to love others, selflessly serving very one including us. We want to thank God for all that … Continue reading

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A Festival, Fireworks and BBQ with the Satou family and friends

Kawabiraki is a Festival Marking the opening of the river (boating and fishing). This past Sunday and Monday was Ishinomaki’s Kawabiraki. During the last day of the festival, we got to see the largest fireworks show in Northeastern Japan. It … Continue reading

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Temporary housing for evacuees

In Ishinomaki, they estimate they will need close to 10,000 temporary housing units. Not even close to half have been built yet and they don’t know when they will finish the remaining units or even where they will be built.┬áThese … Continue reading

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Sad sight in Ishinomaki

I wrote this a few days ago and did not get a chance to post it. Yesterday as we made our way back to Watanoha, we saw a heart wrenching sight. Let me rewind and start the story from the … Continue reading

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The return of Daniel Cummings

My brother Daniel, an ER doctor in Delaware, arrived in Japan last night, here to serve in the relief efforts for a week. Myself (Luke Cummings) Daniel and another nurse (Yoko san) from Texas traveled up to Ishinomaki today to … Continue reading

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Pictures from Ishinomaki

The city is so big compared to most of these small coastal fishing villages (population of 165,000). It is so big that the devastation toll doesn’t seem that bad when you look at the damage as a percentage (confirmed dead … Continue reading

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