On March 11, 2012, a massive 9.0 earthquake triggered deadly tsunamis that crushed entire towns on the eastern coast of Japan. This was the most powerful earthquake ever to have hit Japan, and over 15,000 people lost their lives. The damaged nuclear power plants continue to make global headlines, and the effects of the collective disasters are still yet to be understood.
Many people responded to the disaster by giving funds to be used to help survivors, and WGM’s partner organization in Japan, the Immanuel Church, was able to provide help to men, women, and children whose lives had been forever changed by the earthquake. Missionary Zach Motts was able to travel through one of the hard-hit areas, and recorded the video below. It’s an honest look at the daunting task of rebuilding.