Hurricane

Impact of Hurricane Ida continues days after landfall

In the days since the Category 4 storm made landfall and continued inland across the Southern and Eastern United States, it is estimated to have caused at least 65 deaths and more than $50 billion in damages.

Pandemics don’t stop disasters — or the church’s response

Natural disasters continued to strike even amid the COVID-19 pandemic. And LCMS Disaster Response continued to respond with mercy, aid and the message of hope found in Christ.

Hurricane Sally response and recovery: A sprint becomes a marathon

Hurricane Sally made landfall on Sept. 16 as the second major storm to hit the LCMS Southern District in a matter of weeks.

Hurricane Sally brings further destruction to southern LCMS districts

Just weeks after Hurricane Laura hit the coast of Louisiana, Category 2 Hurricane Sally made landfall in Alabama, damaging LCMS churches and members’ homes.

Hurricane Laura to require long-term, collaborative response

The Category 4 storm made landfall near Cameron, La., on Aug. 27.

Winter ‘Engage’: Sharing the Gospel in unexpected places

The Winter 2020 issue of ‘Lutherans Engage the World’ is full of stories about the Gospel going forth in unexpected ways and reaching people through unexpected ministries — particularly through music.

Synod issues grants for cyclone relief in Mozambique and Malawi

Tropical Cyclone Idai struck the eastern coast of South Africa on March 15, killing almost 1,000 people and damaging roads, crops and buildings.

Disaster Response deploying $600,000 grant for mercy work in Puerto Rico

The grant, given to the LCMS by the Harold C. Smith Foundation, will be deployed over the course of three years.

From the mission field – Mexico and India

This month’s column includes news from Mexico and India.

Hurricane Michael affects churches, members in Florida

The Category 4 storm was the strongest the area has ever seen.

Hurricane Michael strikes coastal LCMS congregations

The storm — a Category 4 hurricane — is the strongest the area has ever seen.

As the waters rise in North Carolina, neighbors arrive to help

The Synod is working hand in hand with the LCMS Southeastern District to provide relief and begin recovery.

LCMS congregations prepare response to Hurricane Florence

The LCMS Southeastern District and LCMS Disaster Response are working with congregations in the area to address both the physical and spiritual needs of those in the hurricane’s path.