Tim Challies' blog has quotes from Akira Sato, a Baptist pastor in Fukushima, near the nuclear reactor with so many problems. His people have endured the worst of the troubles from the quake and tsunami, and some of them work at the nuclear plant facing danger from radiation. Pastor Sato wrote:
Yesterday (Friday, March 18) one member who has been with us since the disaster had received an order from his company and left for work in the nuclear plant. (He is a leader of the plumbing job). As the family of God, knowing the departing pains of his loved ones, in tears we dispatched the brother with prayers. He left here with the Lord. Beside him, there are others, our precious members, who have been working hard at the plant. O, Lord, please protect them with your almighty hand! I beg you, please! ‘Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, ….that thine hand might be with me, and that wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me.’ (1 Chronicles 4:10)”Read more about Fukushima First Baptist Church at Challies Dot Com. Let's remember to pray for them. May the Lord be with our brothers and sisters in their suffering, and their service to their suffering community.