Thoughts and Prayers for People of Japan

D. Gary Young
Gary Young requests your thoughts and prayers for the people of Japan

Dear Young Living Family Members,

The ongoing disaster in Japan has weighed heavily on the hearts and minds of people across the globe. We express our continued thoughts and prayers for those impacted by this terrible tragedy, particularly our employees and distributors in the affected areas.

On Friday, March 18, I am calling for the Young Living family to unite in a moment of silence for the victims of the recent disaster in Japan. At 7 p.m. in your respective local times, I would ask each of you to pause from your daily activities and spend a moment in somber reflection for those who have been lost or are suffering.

May our united thoughts and prayers bring comfort and peace to those affected directly and indirectly by these tragic events.


D. Gary Young

Founder and President

Young Living Essential Oils

11 thoughts on “Thoughts and Prayers for People of Japan

  1. Are distributors able to donate YL products that can be delivered to Japan for disaster relief? Is this something that can be done through Young Living International distribution or the foundation?

    Thank you, Gary, for your outstanding leadership and guidance. We are blessed by your strength, conviction and dedication to doing what is best for the people of world.

  2. Dear Gary,

    Thank you very much for your message and prayer.
    I sent your message to my YL friends.
    It’s so encouraging for us all.

    We wish and hope that the people who are suffering at this moment from thirst or hunger or cold would find a helping hand from others and the nuclear power plants would be cooled down as soon as possible.

    Thank you again for your prayers from the bottom of my heart.


  3. Our prayers are with all those involved with the devastation in Japan.
    We pray for continued strength and courage during this difficult time

  4. Thank you YL for being a corporation that cares!!


    O Divine Father of us all!! Please hear the cries of your children in the Pacific Rim for aid and deliverance from the devestation of earthquake in Japan and the ensuing tsumani waves. Let this be a lesson unto others to help us unite against further nuclear energy dependency throughout our world. Maya gathering of loving thoughts, prayers and actions bring about the return of a promised Messiah: May thy kingdom come quickly, Ha Shem!

  5. Prayers being said daily. Thanking God He is in control and hearing the cries of His people.

    “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

    True prayer is a way of life not just an emergency route.

  6. Fantastic Idea Leslie! As soon as Mary & Gary’s Special YL E-Blast arrived, I was on the horn w/our home office, requesting a Quadshield Pack shipment to my cousin, Kiyomi. Customer Care arranged this immediately, and believe it or not, the only delay is Tokyo’s FedEx ground today. Understandably so, there is gasoline shortage too.

  7. Beautiful, moving letter sent from Sendai, Japan, shared via email:

    Things here in Sendai have been rather surreal. But I am very blessed to
    have wonderful friends who are helping me a lot. Since my shack is even more worthy of that name, I am now staying at a friend’s home. We share supplies like water, food and a kerosene heater. We sleep lined up in one room, eat by candlelight, share stories. It is warm, friendly, and beautiful.

    During the day we help each other clean up the mess in our homes. People sit in their cars, looking at news on their navigation screens, or line up to get drinking water when a source is open. If someone has water running in their home, they put out a sign so people can come to fill up their jugs and buckets.

    It’s utterly amazingly that where I am there has been no looting, no
    pushing in lines. People leave their front door open, as it is safer when an
    earthquake strikes. People keep saying, “Oh, this is how it used to be in
    the old days when everyone helped one another.”

    Quakes keep coming. Last night they struck about every 15 minutes. Sirens are constant and helicopters pass overhead often.

    We got water for a few hours in our homes last night, and now it is for
    half a day. Electricity came on this afternoon. Gas has not yet come on. But all of this is by area. Some people have these things, others do not. No one
    has washed for several days. We feel grubby, but there are so much more important concerns than that for us now. I love this peeling away of
    non-essentials. Living fully on the level of instinct, of intuition, of
    caring, of what is needed for survival, not just of me, but of the entire

    There are strange parallel universes happening. Houses a mess in some
    places, yet then a house with futons or laundry out drying in the sun.
    People lining up for water and food, and yet a few people out walking their dogs. All happening at the same time.

    Other unexpected touches of beauty are first, the silence at night. No
    cars. No one out on the streets. And the heavens at night are scattered with stars. I usually can see about two, but now the whole sky is filled. The mountains are Sendai are solid and with the crisp air we can see them silhouetted against the sky magnificently.

    And the Japanese themselves are so wonderful. I come back to my shack to check on it each day, now to send this e-mail since the electricity is on,
    and I find food and water left in my entranceway. I have no idea from whom, but it is there. Old men in green hats go from door to door checking to see if everyone is OK. People talk to complete strangers asking if they need anything.

    They tell us we can expect aftershocks, and even other major quakes, for
    another month or more. And we are getting constant tremors, rolls, shaking, rumbling. I am blessed in that I live in a part of Sendai that is a bit elevated, a bit more solid than other parts. So, so far this area is better off than others. Last night my friend’s husband came in from the country, bringing food and water. Blessed again.

    Somehow at this time I realize from direct experience that there is indeed
    an enormous Cosmic evolutionary step that is occurring all over the world
    right at this moment. And somehow as I experience the events happening now in Japan, I can feel my heart opening very wide. My brother asked me if I felt so small because of all that is happening. I don’t. Rather, I feel as part of something happening that much larger than myself. This wave of birthing (worldwide) is hard, and yet magnificent.

    Thank you again for your care and Love of me,
    With Love in return, to you all,

  8. Dear Gary,
    Thank you for your thoughts on the people suffering in Japan.
    I am a YL member, my YL friends in the States like Teri Secrest help me with the current information on those precious oils you produce.
    My YL members living around Fukushima Nuclear Plants area worried about inhaling cesium tainted air and eating iodine coloured fish.
    Can you suggest to us which oils would strenghten their immune system from radiation and it would also be helpful if what you suggest have been used before with positive results in similar situation.
    Looking forward to you reply.
    All the best,
    Seigi Hinata

  9. Thank you Rebecca Myers for reporting your friend’s moving story from Sendai.
    I live in Tokyo, and I would like to share Anne’s story by translating it in Japanese for the sake of my YL members -more than 750-who read my blog everyday.
    I will report back their reactions in a week or so.

  10. Seigi,

    There are two Environmental Protection Kits that are offered by Young Living for this purpose (QuadShield and EndoShield). The new Essential Oil Desk Reference that is just off the press carries much information that will give you the answers you need.

    – Gary

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