Autumn activities and our next step

Merry Christmas!
Thank you for remembering Morigo in your prayers.(日本語は下に続きます)

We had a special autumn this year at Morigo, inviting the temporary housing residents for hiking and out-door lunch.  As part of the disaster relief ministry, the camp staff, together with the church members, had been regularly visiting the temporary housing in Yamato district (Higashi Matsushima city).  The relationship with the locals has been building up well for the past 4 years, and we were delighted to have them over at our campsite. They enjoyed the walk among the beautiful autumn leaves and the BBQ lunch. We also packed presented together for Samaritan’s Purse “Christmas Shoe Box” project in the renovated Morigo chapel.

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Now that the demolition of the damaged buildings and Morigo Chapel renovation is completed, we are moving on to the next step – renovation of the accommodation building.

The demolished buildings included bath facilities and the kitchen, leaving Camp Morigo pretty inadequate for a campsite!   Camp Morigo has been operating under the “accommodation facility permit”,  and we want to maintain that permit to be able to build additional facilities related to the campsite. Therefore, before we build the Cafe Livingston,  we need to re-build the kitchen and bath facilities.  We are planning to do this by renovating the accommodation facilities.
We are short of 4 million yen (approximately 40 thousand US$), and we are hoping to start building by 2016 spring.
Please pray for us and support us as we continue with our project!

May you have a blessed Christmas, tasting our Father’s grace of giving His one and only Son to us.

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みなさん、少し早いですがクリスマスおめでとうございます。

いつも、オアシスチャペル利府キリスト教会、オアシスライフ・ケア、そして、オアシスセンター(森郷キャンプ場)を心に留め、ご支援くださっていることに感謝申し上げます。すでにクリスマスの献金をお寄せくださった方々、本当にありがとうございます。

今年の秋は、Morigoにとって特別な秋になりました。震災以降関わりをもたせていただいていた、東松島市矢本地区の仮設住宅の方々を Morigoにお招きすることができたのです。森の中をハイキングした後、宮城名物の芋煮とBBQを行い、午後にはリフォームされた礼拝堂を使って、サマリタンズ・パースさんのプロジェクト、「クリスマス・シューボックス」の箱詰めを一緒に行うことができました。

礼拝堂のリフォームが完了した現在、オアシスセンターは、次なるステップである宿泊棟のリフォームを計画中です。震災で失った厨房・食堂・入浴施設等を、現存する宿泊棟(シャロームハウス)に設置し、新しく生まれ変わらせたいと願ったいます。さらに、カフェをスタートするプロジェクトも並行して進行中です。

ぜひ、引き続き、お祈りとご支援をよろしくお願いいたします!

神様の恵みを深く想う、祝福に満ちたクリスマスをお迎えください!

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