LCMS World Relief and Human Care

From the mission field – Mexico and India

This month’s column includes news from Mexico and India.

‘God is good’: Lutherans bear Christ’s mercy after Taylorville tornado

On Dec. 8, volunteers from the LCMS Central Illinois District, Lutheran Early Response Team and Lutheran Church Charities joined the cleanup effort in Taylorville, Ill., following an EF-3 tornado that struck the area on Dec. 1.

Prayer petition for those affected by California wildfires

LCMS Worship provides “A Petition for the California Wildfires” for congregations to use in worship services this weekend to pray for those affected by the California wildfires.

LCMS church lost to fast-moving California wildfire

The fast-moving “Camp Fire” in Northern California has engulfed some 90,000 acres, causing at least nine confirmed fatalities and the destruction of 6,713 structures in the approximately 27,000-resident town of Paradise.

Hurricane Michael strikes LCMS congregations in Florida

After Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida on Oct. 10, LCMS World Relief and Human Care Disaster Response is partnering with the LCMS Southern and Florida–Georgia districts to provide long-term relief.

Hurricane Michael affects churches, members in Florida

The Category 4 storm was the strongest the area has ever seen.

Hurricane Michael strikes coastal LCMS congregations

The storm — a Category 4 hurricane — is the strongest the area has ever seen.

Rain, rain, go away: Deluge in Wisconsin affects LCMS churches and members

More rain is predicted this week, and much of the state remains under a flood warning.

Photo essay: LCMS missionaries show God’s love to children in Peru

Children in Lima, Peru, receive food for both body and soul from three Lutheran ministries that operate as Castillo Fuerte: Casa de Misericordia, or Mighty Fortress: House of Mercy.

BOD weighs monetary, membership challenges

At its Nov. 16–17 meeting, the Synod’s Board of Directors fixed its gaze on “facing the realities” of the Synod’s finances and membership demographics.

Synod, partners continue to offer helping hand in wake of five disasters

Lutherans are bringing help to the hurting — both physical and spiritual — in the wake of three devastating hurricanes, a major earthquake and menacing wildfires.

Oct. 29 church bulletin insert, flier for disaster relief efforts

As of Oct. 19, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s California-Nevada-Hawaii District reports several members have lost homes to California wildfires.

Oct. 22 church bulletin insert, flier for Disaster Response aid

The LCMS encourages congregations to use the following church bulletin insert and flier to inform members how they can join relief efforts in Puerto Rico, California, and beyond.

Recovery slow but steady in Puerto Rico as donations and aid are still needed

Power remains out over much of the island and many roads are still blocked by debris.

Harvey and Irma: Synod focuses on long-term aid

Collaboration among LCMS Disaster Response, affected districts and essential partners continues to be strengthened by generosity shown across the Synod.

Oct. 15 church bulletin insert, flier for Puerto Rico relief

Despite the challenges of blocked roads and collapsed bridges, Lutherans will bring Christ’s mercy to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.