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PeaNut 471,633
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Posted: 3/16/2011 1:45:19 PM
Prayers being said.

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Posted: 3/16/2011 1:46:08 PM
Aki, I have been keeping the entire country in my thoughts and prayers ever since that awful day. I want to help however I can.

Stay safe, Aki. (((((Hugs)))))


PeaNut 68,744
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Posted: 3/16/2011 1:47:01 PM
My son and I are praying for everyone in Japan every day! Please be safe!!

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Posted: 3/16/2011 1:48:28 PM
Many thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family, and everyone involved. It's so sad what can happen in life.


PeaNut 347,933
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Posted: 3/16/2011 2:34:22 PM
Japan is in my constant thoughts and prayers. Please be well!

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Posted: 3/16/2011 2:52:21 PM
It's such a heartbreaking tragedy, my thoughts and prayers have been with the people of Japan since the beginning. I think they're going to be needed for a long long time.


"people generally see what they look for,
and hear what they listen for.

-To Kill a Mockingbird-


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Posted: 3/16/2011 3:19:54 PM
Aki, I am sending prayers and power thoughts to you, your family, and your fellow countrymen hourly. Stay strong and courageous.

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Posted: 3/16/2011 4:11:41 PM
I've been praying for your country and the people since I first heard about it (that'd be when first on the news here). and will continue to.

it is just heart breaking to see the devastation on the news - and the people who have lost loved ones, their homes etc.

Many US ministries have//are sending money, food, water, water filtration units, medical aid etc

Samaritan's Purse released $200,000.00 immediately to churches/ministries they knew in your country. That was just an initial amount for water, blankets, food until they could get much, much more in there. They are already filling a huge plane with supplies for your country. That was days ago so is probably already there at an open airport. They had already secured clearance to bring it and part of the $200,000.00 was to have trucks waiting to load onto and head to areas in need.

Operation Blessing has done the same. If you need anything please find a church or ministry with the supplies (food, water, clothes etc) you need.

"A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education."
- President Theodore Roosevelt

On June 28, 1787, as Governor of Pennsylvania, Benjamin Franklin hosted the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, where he moved:

"That henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessing on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning."

Franklin wrote April 17, 1787:

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."

Benjamin Franklin wrote his epitaph:

"THE BODY of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - Printer. Like the cover of an old book, Its contents torn out, And stripped of its lettering and gilding, Lies here, food for worms; Yet the work itself shall not be lost, For it will (as he believed) appear once more, In a new, And more beautiful edition, Corrected and amended By The AUTHOR."

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Posted: 3/16/2011 4:29:11 PM
Your country has been in my thoughts and prayers since I first saw the news. I honestly cannot imagine ...

"I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: 'I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God.' That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic-on a level with a man who says he is a poached egg-or else he would be the devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him...or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He did not leave that option open to us. He did not intend to."

C. S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

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Posted: 3/16/2011 5:35:23 PM
Of course I will. My heart is just breaking for your wonderful country. Please be safe.



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Posted: 3/16/2011 6:44:37 PM
I am so very sorry about what happened to you and your country. You have been, and will continue to be, in our prayers.


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Posted: 3/16/2011 6:47:58 PM
Saying many prayers for everyone in Japan, Aki.

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Posted: 3/16/2011 8:02:40 PM
Prayers have been said every day. The pictures and video are horrific and I can only imagine how it is to live there.


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Posted: 3/16/2011 9:12:18 PM
Continuous prayers for you and all of Japan for strength and comfort, hope and faith.

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Posted: 3/16/2011 9:15:15 PM
My heart breaks for what your country has been through. It is constantly in my thoughts.


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Posted: 3/16/2011 9:22:30 PM
Japan remains in my family's thoughts and prayers. (((hugs))) My heart hurts for you and your countrymen.


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Posted: 3/16/2011 9:48:59 PM
Our family is praying for Japan.

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Posted: 3/16/2011 11:48:32 PM
Prayers continue to be sent to the people of Japan. The manner in which your citizens are responding is an inspiration to us all. Keep the faith and know that America stands with you during this difficult time.


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Posted: 3/17/2011 12:20:15 AM
I think that all of America and many other countries are holding your country up in prayer. I'm just heartbroken about it. And we feel so helpless being so far away.


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Posted: 3/17/2011 1:45:31 AM
Thank you everyone, for your prayers!
I translated some of the prayers and shared on my blog.

And some of you asked me what else to do.
As a scrapbooker I would like to ask you to help us with your creativity - beautiful photos, layouts, cards, mini books... anything would be helpful. We watch TV everyday and we see horrible pictures and movies all day long, we need something beautiful to calm us down.

Thanks again!

Heather in Ohio

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Posted: 3/17/2011 3:57:36 AM
Have been praying for you and your beautiful country

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Posted: 3/17/2011 12:57:21 PM
BTT for front page. There is much concern on my part! My family, too.
Keep posting.

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Posted: 3/17/2011 11:58:03 PM
Maybe we could start uploading things to the gallery and tag them "Japan" so Aki and her friends can see them when they need something calming, positive, beautiful to focus on.



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Posted: 3/18/2011 2:22:08 AM
What a great idea, Julie!


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Posted: 3/19/2011 9:39:14 AM
I'm really really sorry for not being fluent in English, I don't know how to tell you what I feel now.

What I can say is...

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Posted: 3/19/2011 9:41:51 AM
I don't know if this has already been posted, but there is a Facebook group called Prayers for Japan.


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Posted: 3/19/2011 9:45:52 AM
Aki, you are fluent in English. Sometimes, it simply isn't possible to find the right words in any language.



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Posted: 3/19/2011 9:48:54 AM
My thoughts are with all of you during this terrible time

Ever had a day like this?


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Posted: 3/19/2011 11:41:29 AM
Many prayers for you, your family and your countrymen.

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Posted: 3/19/2011 12:05:29 PM
Japan and all of the people who are living through this tragedy are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and watch over us all during this terrible time.


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Posted: 3/19/2011 12:09:32 PM
Oh, I'm so sorry, I can't even imagine what you are going through. Thinking of you and everyone who has been effected by this.

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Posted: 3/19/2011 2:50:10 PM
Oh Sweetie, many have been praying since the news first broke. Japan and its people are constantly in the thoughts of many.

My thoughts - even when I'm not consciously reminded - go to your Country.

As an example, this morning, I had to attend a meeting. When I arrived at the parking lot, a big tour bus was parked across 6 parking spaces. For an instant, I was annoyed, as I had to park my car quite a bit further away from the building - and walk 1/2 a block or so, in the rain!

Then - my annoyance immediately vanished,(and I was a little bit ashamed!) as I thought to myself "Lady, get a grip! Settle down! I bet the people of Sendai would love for this to be their biggest worry this morning - walking 1/2 a block in the rain!"

Your Country often rises to the surface of our thoughts, even as we go about our day. (((hugs))) for you all.

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