Our history


March 11, 2011, 2:46:24PM

A 9.0 Magnitude earthquake hits off the coast of Sendai, Japan, followed by a monster tsunami. Japan suffers the greatest loss of life since WWII.

March 13, 2011

More than 5 million people in northeast Japan are without electricity. A meltdown at the Fukushima Nuclear power plant is imminent. The death toll is over 1,000 and expected to rise.

March 13, 2011

Alliance Missionaries in Japan partner with other Christian relief agencies to provide aid to survivors.

April 2011

Alliance worker Alan Kropp Kropp travels from Nagoya to the disaster area to help with relief work.

April 26, 2011

Alliance workers, Jane and Harry Landaw are appointed relief & church planting coordinators in the disaster area where no Alliance churches exist.

November 7, 2011

A decision is made to purchase a house located in the devastated city of Ishinomaki where 3,000 people lost their lives in the tsunami.

March 29, 2012

The New LIFE Center dedication and position to serve the city of Ishinomaki

June 2012

The New LIFE Center is used as an office and logistical support for Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian International Relief Agency

March 3, 2013

The Reaser family, with the Alliance Recovery and Development Agency CAMA move to live and work at the NLC

July 1, 2013

The Kropps, Alliance International Workers, join the NLC team with the Reasers

September 7, 2013

The Youngs, Alliance International Workers, join the NLC team along with Reasers and Kropps