Support Fred and Chikako's Ministry with JEMS

Help reach survivors of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami

Fred & Chikako Whitwer - Tohoku A Project of Japan Missions

About the Ministry

We are serving the tsunami survivors of Ofunato, Iwate-ken. We do this by visiting groups of survivors at their temporary housing areas. There alongside the survivors we do projects such as making crafts or cooking simple dishes. We also host volunteers that travel to Ofunato to visit survivors. These volunteers do projects as well as sometimes perform music. We end each temporary housing visit with Christian songs, and a Bible message and a prayer. We visit individuals as well. These are folks that cannot come to the meeting areas or who have moved to permanent housing. We also teach English to interested children and retirees at the local church. Through serving survivors we want to help bring them to Christ and eventually connect them to the local church.

Give online here or you may also give by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT). Download and print an EFT authorization form (click here to download form). Complete it. Mail it back to: JEMS 948 East Second Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Please include a voided check with your completed authorization form. If you have any questions please call the office at 213-613-0022 or email Fred and Chikako.


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