LCMS Disaster Response visited northern California Oct. 16-18 to meet with officials of the Synod’s California-Nevada-Hawaii (CNH) District as well as with parish pastors based in areas affected by the catastrophic wildfires. Working in collaboration with the district, Disaster Response will assist in conducting an early assessment and devising an action plan to help meet immediate needs in the stricken communities.
LCMS Disaster Response leaders also visited hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, where they focused their efforts on visiting the city of Mayaguez and its surrounding areas. Mayaguez is home to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, served by LCMS Missionary Rev. Matthew Ruesch.
The LCMS encourages congregations to use the following church bulletin insert and flier to inform members how they can join relief efforts.Bulletin Insert: Color and B&W (Oct. 22) Flier (Oct. 22)