This month’s column includes news from Mexico and India.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More rain is predicted this week, and much of the state remains under a flood warning.
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.
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.
Lutherans are bringing help to the hurting — both physical and spiritual — in the wake of three devastating hurricanes, a major earthquake and menacing wildfires.
As of Oct. 19, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s California-Nevada-Hawaii District reports several members have lost homes to California wildfires.
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.
Collaboration among LCMS Disaster Response, affected districts and essential partners continues to be strengthened by generosity shown across the Synod.