MITO, Japan (BNc) — The house of Yoshiya Noguchi, evangelist with the Ochanomizu church in Tokyo, was destroyed by fire Sunday morning, Nov. 4.
Yoshiya, his wife Emiko, their children Hannah (8) and Aito (6), and Emiko’s mother escaped with only the clothes they had on. Everything else was destroyed.
One report said that Yoshiya’s brothers searched among the remains, looking especially for a car key. They found half-burnt passports and driver’s licenses, but no car key.
Emiko tried to re-enter the house to get something and got a minor injury to her throat due to smoke inhalation. She was hospitalized briefly. Continue reading “Fire destroys evangelist’s home, family escapes with clothes on back”