Disaster Response

A young girl uses the new water well the LCMS provided to St. Peter Lutheran Church.

LCMS Provides Life-Giving Water in Bangladesh

By Roy S. Askins During the rainy season of Bangladesh, water is everywhere. Roads become submerged, homes become unlivable, church buildings uninhabitable and schools unusable. Villagers must walk on bamboo bridges, even within the village, and use skiffs to visit family and friends. In some places, high water levels cover wells. In other places, the […]

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Conference emphasizes disaster response, preparedness for Church

The 2016 LCMS Disaster Response Conference — under the theme of “Showing Christ’s Mercy; Bringing God’s Peace” — reaches a broad audience with theology, case studies and practical application.

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The Rev. Ross Johnson prays with hurricane victims at a home in Duchity, Haiti, Oct. 12. What distinguishes LCMS Disaster Response from other agencies responding to the crisis is the emphasis on providing spiritual care and the comfort of the Gospel to those suffering in the aftermath of catastrophes like hurricanes.

Photo essay: Devastation of Hurricane Matthew from the Caribbean to the Carolinas

Synod disaster responders visit Haiti and the Carolinas in the wake of Hurricane Matthew to assess and broaden aid to victims.

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Visits help disaster responders plan further aid for Hurricane Matthew victims

Synod disaster responders visit victims to assess the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew amid flooding in the Carolinas and an outbreak of cholera in Haiti.

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Video: Harrison gives overview of hurricane response

President Harrison gives an overview of the Synod’s response to Hurricane Matthew, which includes aid to victims in both Haiti and the Synod’s Southeastern District.

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Photo gallery: Hurricane Matthew strikes Haiti

View photos of the devastation in Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew by LCMS Communications Photojournalist Erik Lunsford, who traveled there with LCMS Disaster Response Director Ross Johnson Oct. 10-13, as the Synod looks to further aid to the hardest-hit areas of Haiti’s southern peninsula.

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