NEW DELHI/TOKYO (Worthy News)– Christians across Asia prayed for Japan as the strongest earth quake ever recorded unleashed a monster tsunami that pulverized northeastern areas and impacted churches there.
“The wall of water wreaked havoc on the coastal city of Sendai as it moved inland,” explained Paul Hattaway, director of Christian mission group Asia Harvest working in the coastal region, where police said hundreds of bodies had been found.
It was not immediately clear whether Christians had been killed in the earth quake and how many churches were destroyed.
However witnesses said there was huge devastation as a towering wall of water generated by the 8.9-magnitude earthquake — the seventh biggest in world history — sent shipping containers, cars and debris crashing through the streets of Sendai and across open farmland.
A tidal wave of debris-littered mud destroyed everything in its path, television footage showed. “There are dozens of small churches in the area” Hattaway told Worthy News in a statement Saturday, March 12.