Disaster Response


KFUO Audio: Rev. Johnson discusses upcoming Disaster Response conference

The Rev. Ross Johnson, director of LCMS Disaster Response, and KFUO Radio’s Andy Bates talk about the 2016 National Disaster Response Conference, which is scheduled for Oct. 18-20 at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind.

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LCMS update: Cali fires, Baton Rouge flood recovery

Louisiana floods and California’s wildfires put Synod congregations, districts and LCMS Disaster Response to the test. See victims, volunteers and responders discuss the latest recovery efforts.

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New Devotional Guide: The Lord’s Mercy Endures Forever!

A new devotional resource for people going through tragedy is now available from LCMS Disaster Response, The Lord’s Mercy Endures Forever: 40 Daily Devotions of God’s Comfort.  Jesus said, “In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Even as little children, we learn that life isn’t […]

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Help flood, fire victims – Pray. Give. Volunteer.

LCMS Disaster Response is working with district and local congregations in Louisiana and California to provide grants, aid and spiritual care to disaster victims and responders. You can help. Pray. Give. Volunteer.

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Firefighter Jeremy Pendergraft helps a woman out of her home as a wildfire off of Hwy. 138 approaches Aug. 16 in San Bernardino, Calif. (Will Lester/The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin via AP)

Louisiana flood, California fires challenge responders, congregations

Affected congregations, districts and LCMS Disaster Response provide short-term relief while planning for long-term recovery efforts.

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KFUO Audio: Report on LCMS disaster response efforts in Louisiana and California

The Rev. Ross Johnson, director of LCMS Disaster Response, and Al Dowbnia of LCMS Communications, report on the flooding in Louisiana and the wildfires in California in mid-August 2016 during a KFUO Radio interview with Andy Bates.

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