No members of LCMS congregations died, and no LCMS churches were damaged, but almost 50 LCMS families lost their homes in the fires.
Twin sisters Natalia and Gianna Baca, seniors at Faith Lutheran High School in Las Vegas, are injured but recovering.
Jackie Appelt says reaching that milestone at Concordia Publishing House is a “happy surprise.”
With limited information from Lutherans there, an LCMS assessment team plans to leave for the island Oct. 5.
The photo of the African-American deputy carrying two white children across floodwaters has been shared widely as a symbol of racial harmony.
In the middle of one of the worst natural disasters in history, “we have seen honor in action, love in action and service in action through governments, agencies, churches, families and individuals. But we’ve also seen God in action,” writes Greg Seltz.
Lutheran Church Extension Fund is providing $350,000, and Thrivent Financial will match donations up to a total of $3 million.
Members of Memorial Lutheran Church go door to door, reaching out “to help anyone who has needs.”
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is working alongside the Texas District to provide physical and spiritual care and comfort to all victims.
LCMS missionary Rev. Micah Glenn and the Lutheran Hope Center are based there, along with community partners.
More than 540 people attend the LCMS Lutherans in Black Ministry Family Convocation, July 12-16 in Birmingham, Ala.
Bethesda Lutheran Communities expands beyond its beloved but outdated Watertown, Wis., campus to more than 300 locations, continuing to integrate people with developmental disabilities into their local communities.
After a two-week orientation, 10 missionaries are “sent” to serve in Germany, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, Peru, Spain and Uganda.