Typhoon Haiyan

Disaster Response ‘touches lives with Gospel of hope’

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.”

LCMS response helps restore joy in Philippines

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.

Mercy Moment, Missionary Sean Harlow

Missionary Sean Harlow serves the Lord through disaster relief work.

Opportunities ‘to do good’ called ‘massive’

There are still opportunities to help those suffering from disasters — particularly in Colorado and the Philippines.

LCMS Disaster Response by the numbers

A quick look at disaster funds received and what’s still needed.

Disaster team surveys typhoon damage, brings aid

Lutheran Church in the Philippines (LCP) pastor says the LCP is grateful for “the help, leadership and support of the LCMS.”

LCMS relief effort media links

Collected here are links to news coverage of the LCMS response to Typhoon Haiyan.

Synod joins partner’s mercy response to typhoon

The Rev. Ross Johnson, co-director of LCMS Disaster Response, gives an update from the Philippines on the Synod’s response to Typhoon Haiyan.

Typhoon Haiyan: A report from the Philippines

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.

LCMS Team Heads to Philippines

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.

Johnson installed as director of LCMS Disaster Response

The Rev. Ross E. Johnson, installed Nov. 13, will succeed the Rev. Glenn Merritt in the post.

LCMS team prepares to deploy to Philippines

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.”

LCMS pledges $150,000 for Philippines typhoon relief

The LCMS partner church in the Philippines has three congregations in areas hit hardest by the massive storm, with destruction and damage reported to members’ homes and church property.