My Brother in Sendai + A Prayer for Japan

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UploadedMarch 17, 2011
TakenMarch 18, 2011
ModelCanon PowerShot SD600
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My brother has been teaching in Japan for nearly two years now. After the earthquake struck, we didn't hear from him for 2 is the email we later received after him touching base with us that he was okay.
"Hi, Family,
It's now 11 am, about 72 hours after the quake. I'm back at school. Teachers have been split into 4 shifts, to cover all day & night. About 20 people are living in the gym, another 50 come at mealtimes, & a hundred or so are sleeping here. I have been told to work my normal hours, 8-4 pm, students are off until next Tues. School has power and water. My apt still has no water. Makie's parents are out in the suburbs and have no utilities. She and I are fighting a lot, as she is torn between wanting to be near me and them at the same time. The aftershocks don't help, as every time it shakes again, we fear the Big Aftershock everyone keeps warning might happen. The quake was scary, but manageable for us. It's everything after that is the real disaster. Love you, Gabe

Pray for everyone affected by this tragedy

9 responses

  • Naamah Kali

    Naamah Kali said (22 Mar 2011):

    beautiful and touching foto!
    Pray for souls left in Japan!

  • elise mccue

    elise mccue said (23 Mar 2011):

    Thanks for sharing, it brings a tear to me... great photo also I really like it.

  • Syble Brabham

    Syble Brabham said (24 Mar 2011):

    yes Thanks for sharing- I Pray for these people everyday

  • David Manheim

    David Manheim gave props (14 Apr 2011):

    It's Beautiful.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (15 Apr 2011):

    Brilliant idea!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (15 Apr 2011):


  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (23 Sep 2011):

    Brilliantly strong!..

  • Gerri Orr

    Gerri Orr gave props (20 Feb 2013):

    this is my daughters phoyo and it was meant for my son.Itbrings tears to my eyes.

  • Saroj Swain

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