It may seem like devastating tragedies are never-ending, but there’s a light in the darkness: LCMS Disaster Response is there, “reaching out with caring and compassion in the name of Christ.”
Because of the generosity of LCMS members, more than 50 Typhoon Haiyan-damaged homes have been rebuilt and restored, and there is hope among residents.
There are still opportunities to help those suffering from disasters — particularly in Colorado and the Philippines.
Lutheran Church in the Philippines (LCP) pastor says the LCP is grateful for “the help, leadership and support of the LCMS.”
The Rev. Ross Johnson, co-director of LCMS Disaster Response, gives an update from the Philippines on the Synod’s response to Typhoon Haiyan.
The Rev. Ross Johnson, director of LCMS Disaster Response, provides a report from the Philippines as the church provides immediate relief and begins planning to assist with the long-term recovery.
In this Skype report from the Detroit airport, Deaconess Pamela Nielsen of LCMS Communications talks with two of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) disaster response team members who left Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, for the Philippines — the Rev. Ross Johnson, director of LCMS Disaster Response, and the Rev. Michael Meyer, manager of LCMS Disaster Response.
Objectives include working collaboratively with the LCMS partner church there and LCMS staff members in the Asia Pacific region and “to get on the ground and see what the needs are as soon as possible.”