The first $25,000 in food and water was set for distribution in December in Liberia. Another $75,000 in aid is planned.
ST. LOUIS, November 14, 2014—Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison announced today a new initiative to deliver aid to combat the spread of Ebola.
As Ebola continues its deadly sweep across West Africa — the death toll rising to some 3,500 at this writing — the people of the LCMS continue to respond with prayer and support for our relief efforts.
The initiative provides scholarships for pastors from emerging and partner church bodies to obtain advanced degrees at the two LCMS seminaries.
The three grants totaling $51,175 will be used to help prevent new cases of the often-fatal virus in Guinea and Liberia.
Although it’s winding down its fundraising campaign this spring, the Lutheran Malaria Initiative is far from over.
Delegates sing the Doxology to celebrate a new partnership between the LCMS and the ELCL.