Japan | Janneke Jobsis Brown

30 Days of Light – Prayer for Japan

30 Days of Light – Prayer for Japan
Who prays for Japan? All of us, I hope. Here is a special prayer. Fred, my wonderful octogenarian friend who survived the World War II Japanese concentration camps (Jappenkampen) in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) sent this to me. He does not recall having a sense of faith while in the camps. He noticed that many lost their sense of faith in the camps, and some were able to hold on to a connection with God. Fred’s faith grew once he had many years of freedom and visited Canada (which turned into an unexpected immigration – long story). Fred now lives in California. I am fortunate to...
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30 Days of Light – Japan

30 Days of Light – Japan
Japan for me today, sorrow about the severe quake. Here is only one photo of wreckage, and nearby, we hope, are those who are being found and rescued. Japan through the years for my father and family —  some of  my family are survivors of Japanese concentration camps which imprisoned Europeans in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) during World War II. Many died, many were never the same after surviving. My parents were friends with a Japanese family in our first American home, Provo, Utah. Generations later I know this family may have been re-located there, into Japanese-American internment...
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