The seminary of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) in Addis Ababa was also severely damaged, and several people died.
Just weeks after Hurricane Laura hit the coast of Louisiana, Category 2 Hurricane Sally made landfall in Alabama, damaging LCMS churches and members’ homes.
Along with local authorities, the LCMS Michigan District is currently assessing the situation.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fremont, Neb., is seeking volunteers for the ongoing recovery effort, which is expected to take at least a year.
As the recovery begins, Missouri Synod Lutherans are reaching out to their hurting neighbors with food, shelter and the love of Christ.
On Thursday, March 21, Synod representatives will visit Nebraska to conduct an assessment of damage with the district president and other officials.
More rain is predicted this week, and much of the state remains under a flood warning.
Following flooding across the Midwest in late December, two St. Louis-area congregations have partnered with LCMS Disaster Response to help nearby communities rebuild.
When a disaster hits your own town, your life is turned upside down in a tailspin of events. This is exactly what happened to me.
The massive amount of rain has burst dams and blocked roads. Pastors Denninger and Meyer discuss the differences between this disaster and Hurricane Hugo as they determine how to best serve the needs of the community and help with recovery.
LCMS Disaster Response Manager Rev. Michael Meyer deploys to assist the LCMS Southeastern District in essential damage assessments, as flooding continues in South Carolina.