Care Package Outreach

Dear friends,

I have a update concerning care packages to Japan. More than just people in the church and those we minister to normally, my church in Tokyo is going on the offensive and outreaching to nearby Fukushima prefecture hit very hard by the earth quake. They are renting dump truck and hauling supplies out there to distribute to people along with the good news of Jesus. They have given me a list of items that they are in need of. They are heading out this friday. But as this is going to be a ongoing Endeavor, these supplies would be most appreciated if you are lead to send them.

Needed supplies:
Non perishable food, instant foods, snacks, canned goods
Igloo containers to fill up with water
First aid supplies: band aids, feminine sanitary pads (Japanese women usually use only pads not tampons)
Clean blankets
Warm clothing, please put in a bag, sorted to size
BAtteries, radios, flash lights, paper plates, paper cups, disposable chopsticks
Saran Wrap, or any plastic wrap
Plastic garbage bags
WEt wipes
Work gloves

This outreach will be based out of the sister church in Setagaya. As such, those interested in giving to this outreach, please send your packages to this address.

Tokyo Horizon Chapel
5-21-7 Sakuragaoka, Setagaya - Ku, Tokyo, 156-0054.

Thank you all for your heart for this country and your prayers.

Alex Robinson

Aid to Japan...

Dear friends,

In the aftermath of the earthquake an tsunami's, many of you have asked as to how you can aid Japan in this time. Many of your have asked if I know of Christian Relief organizations that are at work in japan now and also about the possibility of care packages. Also you have asked about the specific prayer needs of Japan in this time. I will do my best in this letter to answer these questions for you.

Firstly, lets talk about Christian organizations at work in this country. The one I know the best is the organization CRASH. This stands for Christian Relief, Assitance, Support, and Hope. It is run by one of the missionaries that I have worked with in the past. He loves the Lord, has a heart for Japan, and has served here for the last 25 years. They have served in disaster areas throughout asia and have been prepared for serving in the relief effort for a Japanese disaster for quite some time. They are responding to this crisis even as we speak. If you are lead to give financial support or wish to volunteer in the Relief effort, I would like to direct you to there website which is

Some have spoken about sending care packages here to aid those I know in the disaster area. I have spoke with my church in tokyo and they have said they would be most grateful if such care packages were sent. Currently, they have said they are in need of non perishable items such as Toilet paper, Cans of meat and vegetables, Rice, lighters, batteries, candles, flashlights... the bare essentials. They have said that they would distribute the items to those in need in the church and the people they minister to there, including the Horizon Language school and Shine kids classes of which I have previously spoken to you about. For those of you interested please send any packages to

Tokyo Horizon Chapel
C/O Kevin Song
4-19-5 Haramachida
Machida, Tokyo 194-0013

Lastly, many of you have asked about prayer needs during this time. People here have composed a prayer list that I think is suitable for a base guide to go through as you pray for Japan. But before I give you the list, I want to ask most of all that you pray for God to reveal himself to Japan through this. We have been praying for a revival to come to Japan for a long time now. And I believe that God has spoken to me that this Revival would come before the day of the Lord. If this is His time for this, pray that this would be and that anything in its way would crumble. And please pray for me, as God has not yet revealed what role I am to play in all this. Thank you for you prayers and love. I pray that this day would find you enjoying the presence of God, sharing fellowship with your Savior and Lord. Because one thing we can learn from all this is that we are not promised tomorrow.

Prayer List for Japan:

Trapped Victims - Even now, they are working around the clock to unearth those trapped under the rubble.

Relief Efforts - That insight, wisdom, and strength would be given to the Relief Workers.

Government Workers - That they would be able to organize the rescue efforts and rebuilding.

American Military - Many members of the churches here, soldiers stationed in Okinawa, have left to help in the relief.

Food - Many don't have it.

Elderly - This is a difficult time for them.

Children - Many have been orphaned. Many are scared and need God's comfort.

Damaged Buildings - Many of the structures have been compromised.

Refuge shelters - Difficult to maintain enough of them and workers to manage them.


Electricity Restored - There are going to be scheduled blackouts all throughout tokyo, and many areas in Japan don't have any power.

Contact with families - Communications are down in most areas. And in the destruction, many cannot locate their families.

Warmth from the Cold - Japan even now is still very cold.

Aftershocks - My friends have told me they are still experiencing them.

Rebuilding - That once this crisis is over, they would be able to rebuild, that the whole nation could have a foundation not only of bricks and concrete, but of a belief in Jesus.

Clean up


Boldness For Believers - That they could outreach to the survivors and give them the only surety anyone can have. Jesus.

Translators for emergency workers

Financial Aid

Fearful People

Travel availability - many planes and trains are intermittently out of service. Some permanently.

Nuclear power plants - That they will stabilize, there is a unstable plant within contamination radius of my church in Tokyo.

I am o.k...

Dear friends,
I know that there are many of you who have been concerned about my safety. I want to let you know that I am O.K. The earthquake was horrible on the mainland of Japan. Upon hearing the news of the earthquake there, I began to pray. The phones went down during that time and the hours afterward. I could not get in contact with anybody there. We spent much of the afternoon and the evening praying with my Japanese brothers and sisters here who also had family on the mainland and could not make contact with either. We did not know much, but we comforted one another in the fact that God was in control. I began to try to make contact with people via email and facebook due to the phones being down. In addition to the phones, the trains were also down there. Many could not locate there families and loved ones when I first began to contact them. Fortunately, apart from cuts, bruises, and damage to the buldings and property, everyone I know there seems to be o.k. Praise the God who by His right hand protects his children. Please keep praying for Japan, the damage is extensive and many have lost there lives. Pray for those in ministry here. for the wisdom in how to minister to the grieving and injured.
Last night I was given this passage that seemed right for this moment.

Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength,a very present help in trouble.
2Therefore will not we fear,though the earth be removed,
and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 though the waters thereof roar and be troubled,
though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.
4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God,
the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of her;she shall not be moved:
God shall help her, and that right early.
6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved:
he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
7The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.
8 Come, behold the works of the LORD,
what desolations he hath made in the earth.
9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth;
he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder;
he burneth the chariot in the fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God:
I will be exalted among the heathen,
I will be exalted in the earth.
11 The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.