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Rebuilding Japan: Supplies Donated to Sendai Fishermen; Missionaries Restore Shinto Shrine

by | Sep. 16, 2011

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) continues to help in the effort to rebuild Japan since March’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. Two recent efforts include the donation of a new industrial size ice maker to fishermen in a small village near Sendai, and the restoration of a Shinto shrine in Tagajo.

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new ice machine was held 1 September. The 11 March tsunami destroyed all but one of 84 fishing boats in a local fishing cooperative. Although some boats were repaired, the fishermen were beached without ice to preserve the daily catch.

“Now we can go back to work and feed our families,” a local fisherman said.

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