Sue Takamoto



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Help Wanted! Partner with Us in a Dynamic Work in Ishinomaki

image Be One, a house church network in Ishinomaki, is currently looking to fill the following positions (please see brief descriptions that follow):

  1. Nozomi Project Bilingual Staff
  2. Children’s Educator to tutor/teach our homeschooled children (junior high/high school)
  3. Nozomi Project...

imageOne of the best storytellers I know, Becky Still, recently wrote a story about our work here in Ishinomaki.  T.J. Lee, one of her co-workers with connections in Japan, came and took photos, and became friends with our family in the process.   They make us look a lot cooler than we are, but here is the article that they crafted together....

imageMarch 10th. She sat across from me at the table. “Tomorrow I have to go with my family to the temple. We still don’t have a gravesite for my mom and dad, so we just go to the temple instead.” C.’s parents had both been killed in the tsunami. She hasn’t talked about it much. I asked why they don’t have a gravesite yet. One of the other women sitting nearby made the money sign with her hands. It costs too...

tsunami japan 2011 03 11Tomorrow we will commemorate the fourth anniversary of the triple disaster. It is a very somber time for the community and for the nation. Please pray with us. Pray that we can listen well; that we can walk with people well through this time. We will be praying for 24 hours through the fourth anniversary and your prayers are appreciated as well!

A friend shared this passage, which I have always loved:

2 Corinthians 1:8-11 New International Version (NIV) "We do not want you to be uninformed, ...

Today has been a weepy day for me. (Note:  I started this post on Monday, February 9th.  Just finishing it now, ten days later — I couldn’t quite process it all to get this written).

We found out that a dear friend of ours from our L.A. days has passed away.

Last week we received an email that our friend Kathe had stage four...

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