Elda Kieschnick died on Jan. 10 at the age of 102.
For more than a decade, Upbring — a Recognized Service Organization of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod — has been working with the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide emergency shelter to undocumented children on the southern border of the United States.
The Rev. Michael Newman of San Antonio, Texas, was elected to his first term as president of the LCMS Texas District at the district’s 61st convention, June 14–16 in Irving, Texas.
On May 18, a shooter opened fire on students and faculty at Santa Fe High School, ultimately killing 10 people and injuring 10 more.
Both Caitlin Copeland and Caitlyn Covington graduated April 28 from Concordia University Texas after overcoming unusual circumstances.
Heart for Texas, a coalition of Lutheran organizations partnering with volunteers and businesses in Texas and beyond, is helping homeowners return as closely as possible to normal life.
The LCMS Texas District effort has changed from splintered work in response to changing needs to that of a well-coordinated operation.
Individuals and groups can spend a day, a week or more helping residents of the Beaumont, Port Arthur, Corpus Christi and Rockport areas whose lives were affected by the storm.
The Rev. Ken Hennings, president of the LCMS Texas District, thanks those who have helped and invites additional volunteers.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and local districts will continue providing long-term recovery and care for disaster victims, including those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
The photo of the African-American deputy carrying two white children across floodwaters has been shared widely as a symbol of racial harmony.
The Rev. Ross Johnson, director of LCMS Disaster Response, and the Rev. Michael Meyer, manager of LCMS Disaster Response, joined host Kip Allen on September’s “Free to be Faithful” program on Worldwide KFUO to discuss how Christians respond to disasters.
As the news reports become fewer, headlines fade and people grow weary of hearing about catastrophes, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and district efforts will continue toward long-term recovery and care for the victims of Harvey and Irma … and perhaps Maria.