Grad student works to rebuild Japan

Posted July 13, 2011

Jonathan Straker, ACU grad student, and his wife Michiko are just two of the Christians hard at work in Japan, still struggling to piece itself back together after March's earthquake and tsunami.

Straker and his family lived as missionaries in Sendai, Japan for more than five years -- not far from the most devastated areas of Japan. In places where one in 10 residents were killed by the natural disasters, relief workers are a critical part of the effort to rebuild.

Read more about the work the Strakers and others are doing to help the Japanese people here.

In photo, and Michiko (in hat) and Jonathan Straker (holding son Shiori) talk to neighbors outside the Sendai Church of Christ. (Photo by Erik Tryggestad, printed in Christian Chronicle)