The Synod responds to disasters in four states: flooding in Illinois and Missouri, and tornadoes in Mississippi and Texas.
Why do bad things happen? What are Lutherans to believe when everything is in chaos and God feels so very far away? How can we Trust in God’s Love when we don’t understand what is going on around us?
Relief efforts following the late-December tornadoes in North Texas and flooding in the Midwest underscore the importance of training local responders ahead of time.
Volunteers from the International Center of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, LCMS Disaster Response, and New Beginnings Lutheran Church in Pacific, Mo., were among those cleaning up flood-damaged homes in Fenton, Mo., on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016.
Volunteers converge at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka, Ill., to clean flood-damaged homes on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. In December 2015, a large flood ravaged a large swath of the town.
When a disaster hits your own town, your life is turned upside down in a tailspin of events. This is exactly what happened to me.
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