About Typhoon 19





    台風19 号(ハギビス)

    台風19号(ハギビス)は堤防の決壊,市町村の浸水,停電その他の甚大な被害を東日本全域に引き起こしました。この影響を受けて大変な思いをしておられるすべての方々に, 心よりお見舞い申し上げます。被災地の方々のために,私たち地域会長会は祈り続けています。この祈りの輪に加わってくださるようお招きします。








    Dear Brethren: 

    Typhoon 19 (Hagibis)

    Typhoon 19 – Hagibis caused riverbanks to burst, municipalities to be flooded, power outages, and other extensive damage throughout eastern Japan. We express our sincere condolences to all whose lives have been adversely affected. We invite you to join us as we continue praying for the people throughout eastern Japan.

    We were relieved to receive reports that the full-time missionaries in the Nagoya, Tokyo North, Tokyo South, and Sapporo Missions are safe. The safety of many members has been confirmed and we await further reports regarding the condition of all members throughout the affected area. Local stakes and districts have begun organizing Helping Hands groups and providing service to disaster-stricken communities. We express our gratitude to those who give of their time and energy to console, serve, and strengthen their brothers and sisters in need.

    We recognize the desire of many to come and help. Please do not contact leaders of units in the affected areas about when and where to serve or what to donate. This can become extra work for those trying to overcome a terrible disaster. For information about service opportunities, please contact the local volunteer centers directly. For those who are unable to serve due to distance and other restrictions, they can assist by fasting and donating to the Church’s fast offering funds and humanitarian funds.

    We express our love and appreciation to one and all at this difficult time.


    Asia North Area Presidency

    Yoon Hwan Choi

    Takashi Wada 

    L. Todd Budge