Disaster Response

Residents of Puerto Rico wait for the water to recede Sept. 21 following Hurricane Maria. An LCMS Disaster Response team has been on standby, waiting for the military and first responders to clear roads and secure hard-hit areas so that it can enter the country and assess needs. A tentative five-day trip is planned to begin Oct. 5. (Yuisa Rios/FEMA)

Synod prepares response to devastated Puerto Rico

With limited information from Lutherans there, an LCMS assessment team plans to leave for the island Oct. 5.

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KFUO Audio: Why Do Christians Show Mercy?

The Rev. Ross Johnson, director of LCMS Disaster Response, and the Rev. Michael Meyer, manager of LCMS Disaster Response, joined host Kip Allen on September’s “Free to be Faithful” program on Worldwide KFUO to discuss how Christians respond to disasters.

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LCMS receiving reports from missionaries in Caribbean, Mexico after disasters

The LCMS Office of International Mission and LCMS Disaster Response are working to connect with our missionaries and partners following Hurricane Maria and the earthquake in Mexico.

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How Can I Help?

6 ways to actually help during a natural disaster.

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A view of the flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Friday, Sept. 1, in Houston. Lutheran Church Extension Fund is providing $350,000 for Harvey relief and Thrivent Financial is matching donations up to a total of $3 million toward the effort. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

LCEF, Thrivent announce funds for Harvey relief

Lutheran Church Extension Fund is providing $350,000, and Thrivent Financial will match donations up to a total of $3 million.

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Free devotional booklet for those affected by disaster

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, LCMS Disaster Response has made a devotional booklet for those affected by disaster available as a free download.

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