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The Rev. Brian Bucklew and his family enjoy some much-needed time at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Fla., as part of the disaster-victim respite care offered by LCMS Disaster Response and the LCMS Florida-Georgia District. A May 10, 2015, tornado destroyed the church building and parsonage of Zion Lutheran Church in Delmont, S.D. — one of two congregations where he is pastor. (Jennifer Bucklew)

Partnership provides respite after disasters

LCMS Disaster Response and the Florida-Georgia District work together to provide respite, counseling and aftercare for pastors and their families following catastrophic events.

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Jan H. Simmons, president of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League’s English District, right, poses for a photo with her daughter, Jenna Hunter, who attended her first LWML convention when she was just 4 months old. Hunter, now 26 and married, will attend the auxiliary’s 75th Anniversary Convention in Albuquerque, N.M., as a Young Woman Representative. (Courtesy of Simmons family)

LWML convention offers family-friendly events

The 75th Anniversary Convention of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League — June 22-25 in Albuquerque, N.M. — offers events and programs for all family members.

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LCMS Stewardship Coordinator Rev. Heath Curtis, left, and Assistant Coordinator Rev. Nathan Meador will lead “More Than Giving” — a June 9-10 conference on stewardship co-sponsored by the Synod’s Office of National Mission and DOXOLOGY.

Stewardship conference set for June 9-10

LCMS Stewardship Coordinator Rev. Heath Curtis (left) and Assistant Coordinator Rev. Nathan Meador will lead the “More Than Giving” conference.

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LCMS offers resources to identify, combat human trafficking

The resources, which are from a variety of sources, are available on the LCMS website.

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Pictured March 15 after receiving a mission-grant check of $25,000 from the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) are, from left, the Rev. Bart Day, executive director of the LCMS Office of National Mission, and the Rev. Mark Kiessling, director of LCMS Youth Ministry. Presenting the grant check were LWML President Patti Ross and Shelley Moeller, the LWML’s vice-president of Gospel Outreach. The grant will be used for housing and stipends to enable young adults to serve for 10 weeks or 10 months with Youth Ministry’s Lutheran Young Adult Corps. (LCMS/Frank Kohn)

LWML president presents mission grants in St. Louis

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League’s Patti Ross presents grants of $120,000 for renovations to the Lutheran Church of Nigeria’s seminary, and $25,000 to the Lutheran Young Adult Corps.

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Students at First Immanuel Lutheran School in Cedarburg, Wis., walk back to their classroom after activities on the school’s playground one day last fall. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

Task force to explore ‘creative solutions’ for Lutheran education

The Synod’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Lutheran Schools is looking for “creative solutions” to meet the challenges schools and workers are facing.

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