Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 2011
Mar 14, 2011Public
Photo: Many of the brick garden walls in the area of Suginami Seishin Lutheran Church in Tokyo collapsed during the earthquake. 
*Photo credit: Kim Sherwin*
Photo: A sign warning customers in Tokyo to watch their step (they were open).
*Photo credit: Kim Sherwin*
Photo: More cracks in the sidewalk after the earthquake.
*Photo credit: Kim Sherwin*
Photo: The Honda dealership in the neighborhood took a lot of damage.
*Photo credit: Kim Sherwin*
Photo: Close-up of the earthquake damage.
*Photo credit: Kim Sherwin*
Photo: Most of the children on the street near Suginami Seishin Lutheran Church in Tokyo were wearing these hoods, 
to protect them from the possibility of falling debris. 
*Photo credit: Kim Sherwin*
Photo: GEO missionary Kim Sherwin shared this photo from the English school office at Suginami Seishin Lutheran Church in Tokyo on March 11.
*Photo credit: Kim Sherwin*
Photo: GEO missionary Kim Sherwin shares a photo of the kitchen in her apartment. She shares, "Looking at the entryway from inside. (March 11)
Pretty much everything I had stored above chest-height was on the floor...or in the sink."
*Photo credit: Kim Sherwin*
Photo: Many grocery stores have empty shelves like these empty bread shelves in Tokyo, due to disrupted transportation and agriculture industries.
Photo: Many grocery stores have empty shelves like this one (all the bananas are sold out), due to disrupted transportation and agriculture industries.
Photo: Stone walls in Fukushima City didn't fare well in the earthquake.
*Photo credit: Cindy Charlton*
Photo: Former LCMS missionary Haidee Kuehne is cleaning up the altar area at Fukushima Izumi Lutheran Church, while former LCMS missionary Cindy Charlton take pictures to share with family and friends. The two are living in Fukushima City, serving with Rev. Osamu and Ryoko Nomura at two Japan Lutheran Churches in Fukushima Prefecture.
*Photo credit: Cindy Charlton*
Photo: Cindy shares, "Our newly redecorated altar...Ryoko (a local Japanese member of the church) and I like it better this way!"
*Photo credit: Cindy Charlton*
Photo: The duo in Fukushima find non-drinkable water, but okay for washing dishes. Heidee (in pink) waiting for water.
*Photo credit: Cindy Charlton*
Photo: Cindy Charlton prepares to head out to gather water from the canal.
*Photo credit: Cindy Charlton*
Photo: Individuals wait in line for drinking water in Fukushima City, Japan. 
*Photo credit: Cindy Charlton*
Photo: Damage from the earthquake in Fukushima City, Japan.
*Photo credit: Cindy Charlton*
Photo: A collapsed wall and other damage from the earthquake in Fukushima City, Japan.
*Photo credit: Cindy Charlton*
Photo: In Spring 2010, Cindy Charlton (far left) and Rev. Osamu Nomura (back, center) of Fukushima Izumi Lutheran Church join with friends at a prayer house in a neighboring town.
Photo: Rev. Jonathan and Juli Blanke and their children, Sarah and Joel. The Blankes live in Tokyo, where Jonathan teaches New Testament classes for seminarians and college students at Japan Lutheran Theological Seminary and Japan Lutheran College. 
Learn more about the Blanke family here: http://www.lcms.org?6700.
Photo: Matthew Hass serves the Lord as a GEO missionary in the Tokyo area of Japan through the Volunteer Youth Ministry (VYM) program. 
Learn more about Matthew here: www.lcms.org?13342.
Photo: Justin Kumfer serves as a GEO missionary in the Tokyo area of Japan through the Volunteer Youth Ministry (VYM) program. 
Learn more about Justin here: www.lcms.org?13514.
Photo: Peter Pfaff serves as a GEO missionary in the Niigata area of Japan through the Volunteer Youth Ministry (VYM) Program. 
Learn more about Peter here: www.lcms.org?14668.
Photo: Kim Sherwin serves as a GEO missionary in the Tokyo area of Japan through the Volunteer Youth Missionary (VYM) program. 
Learn more about Kim here: www.lcms.org?13497.