Disaster Response

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Theological Introductions to Mercy Work

*This is Part 1 of 7: A Basic Theology of Mercy Work* “Mercy Work,” as it will be defined herein (Christian care for those in need – in body, mind, or spirit), flows directly from God’s mercy to us. The frequent apostolic blessing of “grace, mercy, and peace” should remind us of the importance of […]



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The LCMS International Center in St. Louis is the site of many of the church body’s meetings and where much of its day-to-day business takes place. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

Boards and Business: International, National Mission

Reports on recent meetings of the Synod’s Boards for International and National Mission.



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Women carry supplies on a road littered with debris caused by last fall's Hurricane Matthew, in Port-Salut, Haiti. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

Registration opens for Disaster Response Conference

The annual conference is set for Sept. 26-28 at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind.



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The Rev. Brian Bucklew and his family enjoy some much-needed time at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Fla., as part of the disaster-victim respite care offered by LCMS Disaster Response and the LCMS Florida-Georgia District. A May 10, 2015, tornado destroyed the church building and parsonage of Zion Lutheran Church in Delmont, S.D. — one of two congregations where he is pastor. (Jennifer Bucklew)

Partnership provides respite after disasters

LCMS Disaster Response and the Florida-Georgia District work together to provide respite, counseling and aftercare for pastors and their families following catastrophic events.



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Prayers, generosity enable LCMS mercy efforts after 2017 storms

Spring 2017 flooding in Missouri and tornadoes in Texas are only part of a string of destructive calamities straining available disaster-response resources.



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An exterior view of the new disaster-response/mercy center on the outskirts of Santiago.

Photo essay: One Foundation

A new addition to a multi-use building in Santiago, Dominican Republic, will now house a regional disaster-response/mercy center.



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