Some 800 homes are in need of repair after an EF-3 tornado roars through New Orleans East Feb. 7.
There’s no “get your act together and come see us,” no “clean yourself up and then visit.” It’s just one broken sinner inviting another into God’s grace.
The 2016 LCMS Disaster Response Conference — under the theme of “Showing Christ’s Mercy; Bringing God’s Peace” — reaches a broad audience with theology, case studies and practical application.
Disaster responders look to provide food, water, spiritual care and roofs for Haiti’s victims of the hurricane while assessing the full impact of the storm.
Contributions will support national and international mission programs and projects related to the Synod’s threefold emphasis.
The Synod in convention adopted the final three resolutions from Floor Committee 3 on Mercy regarding fertility issues, persecuted Christians and LCMS World Relief and Human Care.
LCMS convention delegates adopt six resolutions addressing unity in worship and life together in the church.
These include LCMS Disaster Response, LCMS National Housing Support Corporation, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Lutheran Services in America and Lutheran World Relief.
From Mercy Medical Teams providing essential medical care around the globe to serving people in urban and rural settings to comforting victims of disasters here at home, mercy is at the heart of everything we do.
In families, we see how precious it is not only to serve, but also to be served.
The annual LCMS conference is set for Oct. 18-20 at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind.
The May-June 2016 issue of Lutherans Engage the World focuses largely on theological education and the service of pastors and missionaries as they bring God’s Word to the world.
Last week LCMS Disaster Response and Luther Academy led a three day conference in South America for 76 Pastors and Seminarians on how to respond to disasters and minister to people hurting from a wide variety of tragedies.