In the aftermath of Japan’s most devastating earthquake and a tsunami that claimed thousands of lives, Christian relief agencies are rushing to respond with both physical and spiritual aid. For many Christian agencies, the tragedy represents an opportunity to share the gospel through actions rather than words. Jeff Palmer, director of Baptist Global Response, said the organization is working to “mount a response that will be effective, [that will] meet needs in overlooked areas and help strengthen the witness of Japanese believers to hope in Christ.”

Christian believers in today’s Japan comprise a very small minority of the population, a reality that spurs aid groups toward creative and compassionate relief efforts.”Please pray for wisdom and knowledge as we try and discern how to best help,” Palmer urges Christians. “Most of all, please pray for Japan: physically and spiritually.”

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