Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico update: Interview with Missionary Matt Ruesch

An LCMS Disaster Response team has been on the ground in Puerto Rico this past week as part of an initial assessment trip.

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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.

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Puerto Rico Relief: church bulletin insert, flier

The utter devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria in September 2017 calls to mind the caring Christians who give so graciously, ensuring Christ’s mercy comes swiftly to those affected by catastrophe.

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Residents of Puerto Rico wait for the water to recede Sept. 21 following Hurricane Maria. An LCMS Disaster Response team has been on standby, waiting for the military and first responders to clear roads and secure hard-hit areas so that it can enter the country and assess needs. A tentative five-day trip is planned to begin Oct. 5. (Yuisa Rios/FEMA)

Synod prepares response to devastated Puerto Rico

With limited information from Lutherans there, an LCMS assessment team plans to leave for the island Oct. 5.

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Video: La Via – See one LCMS family’s journey to the mission field

Follow the Ruesch family as they answer Christ’s call to become LCMS missionaries in Puerto Rico. Over the course of twelve episodes, learn how they enter the mission field and see how their life changes before their eyes… and yours!

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Rev. Angel Perez, leader in Hispanic ministry, dies

A memorial service for Perez was held Dec. 2 at Ascension Lutheran Church in Casselberry, Fla.

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