News Release

Church Leaders Encourage Prayers, Aid Following Earthquake in Japan

A statement from the Asia North Area Presidency

We are deeply saddened by the earthquake on Monday, January 1, 2024, in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, and the subsequent tsunami and fires. For their safety, members and those in the communities of the Hokuriku area are encouraged to remain on alert for the next several days, as aftershocks may continue throughout the week and beyond.

We invite all Church members and our friends to join in prayers for the safety of the people in the area, as well as the first responders and volunteers who are working to assist in the aftermath of the earthquake. For those desiring to help, it is recommended that such persons begin by donating to the Church humanitarian funds rather than sending items directly to units in the Kanazawa Stake. Other opportunities to serve will be updated in the near future.

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