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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Earthquakes and Misc.

Our island is Hokkaido. Where the red dot is on south-eastern part of island, Kushiro, is where the earthquake was. We live on the northern point area on the western coast to the right of where that white island 'dot' is. From Teshio to Kushiro is about an 8 hour drive.
That area can have quite a few small earthquakes but our areas has only had a 4 or so type once in the last 10 years. We are very thankful for that. Thank you for your prayers for our safety from day to day.

Replacing the outside wall and the lower block foundation of office area.
lower block work that had to be built back up again...
interesting and challenging work when the wall is already made above it.
Outside wall and block work done on this end.

We have mentioned that Ken has been helping the Minks in Shibetsu two days a week with their renovations on their mission building. Below are several pictures of the current stages of the outside work. Inside work continues to go forth as well even as they live in the building. Mostly they are concentrating on outside work at the moment while the weather is good. The left hand side of the building where the open walls are will be the main office. The metal stairs to the right of that are the main entry, right now, to the 'church' area of the building on the 2nd floor. The Minks live on the 3rd floor and access there through the new entry way to the far right of the van in this picture. You can just see a little of the top of the door area. Once inside there are stairs to the 2nd and 3rd floors. Eventually the outside rail stairs will be taken out all together.

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