International Ministries

Japan Earthquake Relief - One Great Hour of Sharing

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American Baptist International Ministries (IM) is working with the Japan Baptist Union (JBU) to respond quickly to the earthquakes and aftershocks that rocked Kumamoto, Japan, during the past weekend. Forty-two people have been confirmed dead, more than 1,000 are injured and 11 are still missing, according to BBC News.

An initial $5,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) emergency relief funds is being sent to IM partner the Japan Baptist Union (JBU) to help with the relief efforts.

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Additional relief is urgently needed. You may give online by credit card by using the Give box at the upper right of this page; through your church; or by mailing mail a check to International Ministries, Attn: OGHS-Japan Relief, P.O. Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482. Write “OGHS-Japan Relief” on the memo line if you give by check.


One Great Hour of Sharing is administered by the World Relief Committee of the Board of General Ministries of American Baptist Churches USA. The Committee facilitates American Baptist emergency relief, disaster rehabilitation, refugee work and development assistance by establishing policy guidelines and overseeing distribution of the annual OGHS offering received by churches.