Heroes Emerge in Wake of Japanese Disaster
Written By: Raven Clabough | Posted: Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
The Bible says, "Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling" (1 Peter 4:8-9). Every day, people across the world prove to live the teachings of the Bible, particularly at times of greatest sorrow and strife. The Japanese earthquake and tsunami is no exception, as men, women, and even animals emerged as heroes and givers of love.
For example, British teacher Robert Bailey, 27, who had a day off on the Friday of the earthquake, had elected to appear at the high school where he teaches in the coastal town of Ofunato to teach a group of 42 students how to play cricket. When the emergency sirens sounded to warn of the impending earthquake, Bailey immediately led his students to safety, onto a baseball field and out of danger. He is being touted by local residents as a hero for his quick and calm response to impending disaster.
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