Japan Quake Rpt: Obata Jul 24 ’14
Yesterday, July 24, we made a round trip to the temporary housing project in Higashi Matsushima to minister to the residents. Miss O played the violin and viola. Miss N played the piano. We had strawberry, melon, and blue Hawaii shaved ice which is a summer time treat. Yumi, a junior high student, came for the first time.
This was our second concert. It was a very good audience. The performers were encouraged and gave a very enthusiastic performance. Yumi became like a member of a shaved ice stand and was a very big help.
There was some ice leftover so we called Mr. Itoh in Shichigaoka. He called around in the neighborhood and we served seventy-five houses. This area was washed away by the tsunami. All the children in the community came, six in all. In spite of the short time we were with them, we had a very good time of fellowship.
We went in Miss O’s big van. She also did the driving for which we are grateful. It felt like we were celebrating Respect for the Aged Holiday early. It was tiring, but a very grateful day.