The grant, given to the LCMS by the Harold C. Smith Foundation, will be deployed over the course of three years.
A new group of missionaries were sent out with a plea for God’s blessing during a “Service of Sending” on Aug. 3 at the LCMS International Center chapel in St. Louis.
The new “mercy centers” have been dubbed “CARD” for Casa de Amparo y Respuesta a Desastre (House of Refuge and Disaster Response).
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.
An LCMS Disaster Response team has been on the ground in Puerto Rico this past week as part of an initial assessment trip.
Despite the challenges of blocked roads and collapsed bridges, Lutherans will bring Christ’s mercy to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.
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.
With limited information from Lutherans there, an LCMS assessment team plans to leave for the island Oct. 5.
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!