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. The eight-member team will provide immediate relief and begin planning for the long-term recovery in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which killed thousands of people and ravaged parts of the island nation on Nov. 8. The objectives of the trip are to begin working in collaboration with members of the Lutheran Church in the Philippines, an LCMS partner church, and LCMS staff located in the region, as well as to get a firsthand accounting from the field of the needs.View Video
For more news on the LCMS response to Typhoon Haiyan, plus information on how you can help, visit: http://lcms.org/disaster.
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Gerald, thank you for your concern and caring for the people of the Philippines. Right now, the focus is on assessment and emergency relief. It will be quite some time before recovery can begin. If you would like to use your gifts to help victims of disaster right now, you can consider helping those who were affected by the flooding in Colorado or the tornadoes in Oklahoma. If you are interested in helping out in this way, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We appreciate your prayers for everyone affected by this tragedy. Please consider donating to the LCMS Disaster Response fund to make resources immediately available as needs are discovered. You can make a donation online at http://www.lcms.org, or send it by mail to the address below.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
P.O. Box 66861
St. Louis MO 63166-6861
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