By: Lindsey Zarob, Public Relations manager
I read the article Melinda Schmidt, a host of Midday Connection on Moody Radio, linked to in a recent tweet. For those of you who haven’t heard the story of these children, reports say there are 30 8-12 year olds whose parents are among the missing after the tsunami. They hold on to hope, but teachers and relatives think the children are starting to believe their parents will never come and get them.
These precious children represent 30 stories of the thousands upon thousands written in the wake of this monstrous disaster. Most of us here on the Chicago campus of Moody Bible Institute do not know nor never will fully understand this kind of loss and tragedy. But understanding isn’t necessary to making a difference and helping the many lives of our brothers and sisters in Japan.
Currently, Moody Radio is in the midst of its largest yearly fundraising event, Share 2011. As news of the earthquake reached Chicago, the Moody Radio team began to question, “How can we ask our listeners to give to us and not to relief work in Japan?” It just wouldn’t be right.
So, on Wednesday March 23, Moody Radio’s Share events in Chicago and Spokane, Wash. will contribute 10 percent of ALL gifts to CRASH Japan.
CRASH Japan is an evangelical Christian organization based in Japan that was founded to facilitate Christ-centered disaster relief. Its name stands for Christian Relief, Assistance, Support and Hope. The organization never dreamed it would be called to a relief effort on this level, but it has been up and running with strategic distribution points for food, water, medical supplies and basic necessities since the earthquake.
We decided to partner with CRASH for many reasons. The most notable is that one of our very own Moody Bible Institute Alumna and current missionary to Japan, Amy Eby, and her husband work with CRASH Japan and live above the headquarters in Tokyo.
Will you join us in supporting this ministry that is on the ground in Japan at work for the Kingdom? There are many organizations acting selflessly, devoting all of their resources to the people of Japan right now, and we ask you to please pray for all of them. Pray for the workers, the victims and the experts working around the clock to prevent a nuclear crisis.
For more information on how to give to Share 2011 and CRASH Japan, please visit www.moodyradio.org.