Southern District

Hurricane Sally response and recovery: A sprint becomes a marathon

Hurricane Sally made landfall on Sept. 16 as the second major storm to hit the LCMS Southern District in a matter of weeks.

‘Jesus steps in’: Two LCMS churches find one path forward

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Faith Lutheran Church in Shreveport, La., faced different problems but found a common solution.

Hurricane Sally brings further destruction to southern LCMS districts

Just weeks after Hurricane Laura hit the coast of Louisiana, Category 2 Hurricane Sally made landfall in Alabama, damaging LCMS churches and members’ homes.

Hurricane Laura to require long-term, collaborative response

The Category 4 storm made landfall near Cameron, La., on Aug. 27.

Hurricane Michael strikes LCMS congregations in Florida

After Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida on Oct. 10, LCMS World Relief and Human Care Disaster Response is partnering with the LCMS Southern and Florida–Georgia districts to provide long-term relief.

Hurricane Michael affects churches, members in Florida

The Category 4 storm was the strongest the area has ever seen.

Hurricane Michael strikes coastal LCMS congregations

The storm — a Category 4 hurricane — is the strongest the area has ever seen.

Johnson elected to first term as Southern District president

The Rev. Dr. McNair Ramsey of Valley Grande, Ala., was elected first vice-president.

Video: Harrison, Schultz comfort tornado victim in New Orleans

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is providing spiritual and human care in the New Orleans area. Southeastern Louisiana was hit on Feb. 7 by an estimated six tornadoes, including two EF-3 storms with winds up to 150 mph, the National Weather Service reported. One was the most destructive tornado in the history of New Orleans.

Video: LCMS responds after Louisiana tornadoes

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is providing spiritual and human care in the New Orleans area. Southeastern Louisiana was hit on Feb. 7 by an estimated six tornadoes, including two EF-3 storms with winds up to 150 mph, the National Weather Service reported. One was the most destructive tornado in the history of New Orleans.

Photo essay: Christ’s mercy after Baton Rouge flooding

Lutherans are glad to help in the cleanup after August floods that impacted about 40,000 area homes, including those of Lutherans.

Video: Baton Rouge Disaster Response Update

Generous gifts from people across the Synod allowed LCMS Disaster Response to assist congregations, districts and volunteer organizers in delivering Christ’s mercy to those most impacted by severe flooding in Baton Rouge in August 2016.

Photo gallery: LCMS responds to flooding in Baton Rouge, La.

In the aftermath of severe flooding in Baton Rouge in August 2016, generous gifts from across the Synod allowed LCMS Disaster Response to assist congregations, districts and volunteer organizers in delivering Christ’s mercy to those most impacted by the tragedy.

LCMS update: Cali fires, Baton Rouge flood recovery

Louisiana floods and California’s wildfires put Synod congregations, districts and LCMS Disaster Response to the test. See victims, volunteers and responders discuss the latest recovery efforts.

Help flood, fire victims – Pray. Give. Volunteer.

LCMS Disaster Response is working with district and local congregations in Louisiana and California to provide grants, aid and spiritual care to disaster victims and responders. You can help. Pray. Give. Volunteer.

Louisiana flood, California fires challenge responders, congregations

Affected congregations, districts and LCMS Disaster Response provide short-term relief while planning for long-term recovery efforts.