Less apparent are those affected by "secondary trauma"; friends and family members of those directly affected. Then there are those who have evacuated their homes due to the radiation leak. Life as an evacuee is stressful, especially for children.
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Coincidentally the same topic came on the evening news. A group of soldiers discovered two more bodies, one of a young girl. After recovering the body they lit incense right there in the midst of the rubble and prayed for the soul of the departed people. Later the commander debriefed his men and said, "They put on a brave face, but I know inside their hearts are breaking." One soldier said, "What if that MY daughter we just recovered? How would I feel?"
The needs are so great and long-term. Pray that God will raise up thousands of Japanese Christians to respond to this opportunity to minister to those in need.