Friday, May 24, 2013
Local Pastor Returns From Visit To Japan
Local Anchorage pastor affiliated with an international relief organization returns from Japan.
Aid from across the globe continues to make its way to Japan to help the victims devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that engulfed the country three weeks ago.
Local Anchorage Pastor Jerry Prevo with Anchorage Baptist Temple returned from a two-day trip to Japan where he visited the people and the coast towns affected by the catastrophe.
Prevo is part of the international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, which has been helping tens of thousands of Japanese with supplies.
“They lost everything, they lost pictures of their family members. They’ve lost their businesses, they’ve lost their jobs, they’ve lost their houses,” he said.
Officials from Samaritans Purse also say the Japanese are aware of the radiation concerns that the rest of the world is focusing on but insist the they are focused on surviving through the night.
“People are talking about it," said Karina Petersen, media relations coordinator with Samaritan’s Purse. "But to be honest, the people here are more concerned about how they're going to rebuild their lives. They’re not focusing on something going on 57 miles south of them.”