The March 11, 2011 tsunami devastated the city of Ishinomaki. Businesses, homes and many lives were lost. The journey to recovery has been long and arduous. While infrastructure and houses are being rebuilt, the soul of the city is still grieving. In response to the disaster, the Alliance launched the New LIFE Center in the tsunami-ravaged neighborhood of Midori-cho to be a voice of hope and to express the dynamic love of God through word and action.