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Sue Takamoto shares the story in an interview with Joe Handley

Nozomi Project started in 2012 as a response to Japan's terrible tsunami in 2011. And through this creative ministry, God is making something beautiful in brokenness.

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Sue Takamoto of Asian Access, through Be One Network, launched Nozomi Project (or "Hope" Project) to provide employment, dignity, biblical community and hope for women whose lives were broken by the disaster. Using broken shards of ceramic pottery, these workers create beautiful pieces of jewelry—not only as a way to make sustainable income, but more importantly to put their lives back together. The waves ruthlessly took away their loved ones, their homes and their hope; Nozomi Project is gracefully helping these women put the pieces back together.

Regarding this 'beauty in brokenness,' the Nozomi Project website says:

"As broken shards are being transformed into beautiful treasures, so too lives are being filled with renewed dignity and hope."

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joe interviews sueListen to Joe Handley's interview with Sue Takamoto on the eve of the 9th anniversary of Japan's Triple Disaster. Some of the topics covered are:

  • The call to move up from Osaka to Ishinomaki with her husband Eric and kids
  • Story of Nozomi Project got started
  • How many countries they are sending jewelry to
  • Sue's TEDx Talk
  • Winning an award presented by the wife of the Prime Minister Abe

Listen now...

Direct Link: https://a2-media.s3.amazonaws.com/audio/sue-takamoto-joe-10Mar-2020.mp3

 

takamotos 2019 sq"God can take broken pottery and broken women who think that life is over for them and do anything he wants. We are in the midst of seeing God do amazing things."

This is a story of God's ongoing, unrelenting grace toward the broken-hearted, carried out through His willing servants.

 

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Videos

Sue's TEDx Talk

https://www.ted.com/talks/sue_takamoto_finding_beauty_in_brokenness 

Intro to Nozomi Project

Direct Link: https://youtu.be/Vg1y6PuXjDE

Watch this overview of this tremendous project... then join us in praying for God to do the amazing.

 

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