No LCMS congregations were damaged by four tornadoes that ripped through Oklahoma Sunday, May 19, according to LCMS Oklahoma District President Rev. Barrie E. Henke. While Henke said he is grateful, he said local congregations near the damaged neighborhoods in Central Oklahoma will reach out and serve however they can to those who were not so fortunate.
At least two people died and about 30 people more were injured by severe storms in Kansas, Oklahoma and Iowa. A tornado leveled a mobile home park near Shawnee, which is 35 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.
LCMS Disaster Response officials are in touch with district officials in the affected areas and will continue to determine the LCMS response to the storms.
To learn more about LCMS Disaster Response, visit www.lcms.org/disaster.
Greetings in the Name of our Merciful Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
I have a very dear friend who is a pastor. He is the founding minister of the Extra Mile K-9 Crisis Response Ministries. Pastor Ralph Buchhorn is currently planning to have several of the ministry’s K-9 Chaplin teams to respond to Moore, OK. The ministry’s biggest problem is funding. This ministry is the original K-9 response ministry. I am asking on the ministry’s behalf to ok funding for it. For more information you can check out http://www.faceofcrisis.org.
I thank you in advance for any help that can be sent.
Em Lee Fuson
If every LCMS congregation raised just a $100.00 this next weekend and sent it to OK think of the impact it could have! Think about….then do it! God Bless