Mami Matsuoka demonstrating the use of picture story cards used in Japanese Christian kindergartens. Cards with inspiring stories can encourage children and provide emotional support.
About this Mission Project
March 11, 2011. Children in NE Japan are still suffering emotionally from the trauma experienced on that day from the triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami and the failure at the nuclear power plant.
Their cities and neighborhoods continue to struggle in the recovery process. Families try to deal with post traumatic stress and economic recovery. Children are haunted by the images and memories of March 11th.
Children, 3-5 years old are finding refuge at their Baptist pre-schools. The safe and cheerful environment gives them an opportunity to escape some of the stresses. But some of the current materials being used are very old. Providing new resources for the teachers like books and picture cards is a vital need.
- $100 will buy 4 books or sets of picture cards.
- $250 will provide 10 books or picture cards.
- $500 will provide 20 books or picture cards.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $500 in the next 2 years to purchase 20 picture story cards/books. The purpose is to provide uplifting story materials for traumatized children for at the Aiko and Taira Baptist pre-schools in northern Japan. This project will be managed by IM missionary Roberta Stephens.
It is anticipated that this project will improve the overall emotional health of 250 children by equipping their teachers with tools to help heal wounded hearts. This project can also build a bridge between children in the US and Japan.
Connect to this Mission Project
- Pray with Roberta Stephens, Mrs. Michiko Usui at Aiko Kindergarten, Miyagi and Rev. Shuji Tsuchiya at Taira Kindergarten, Fukushima in Japan that children in Kesennuma and Taira will be healed of post traumatic stress.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.