The Maui response exemplifies the Synod working together to help a Lutheran church and school be the light of Christ in their community.
Emmanuel Lutheran Church and School in Kahului, Maui, was not directly impacted by the fire, but the church is assisting with the response.
LCMS Disaster Response is mounting a full-scale response in conjunction with the affected districts, district disaster response coordinators and the Synod’s Lutheran Early Response Team network.
Early reports from LAC missionaries confirm the impact of this storm on communities struggling to recover from previous storms.
As war and violence continue to devastate Ukraine, the LCMS has responded in a variety of ways.
The actions of a Lutheran in Romania bear witness to the love of God in Christ Jesus.
As the world has experienced a series of disasters and international events of far-reaching consequences, the LCMS has responded with prayers, encouragement and financial support.
The seminary of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) in Addis Ababa was also severely damaged, and several people died.
LCMS World Relief and Human Care Disaster Response has begun to evaluate and respond to the situation.
Just weeks after Hurricane Laura hit the coast of Louisiana, Category 2 Hurricane Sally made landfall in Alabama, damaging LCMS churches and members’ homes.
On Monday, Aug. 10, the storm tore through the Midwest, taking down trees and power lines, leveling corn crops, and cutting the area off from power and phone signals.
Along with local authorities, the LCMS Michigan District is currently assessing the situation.
As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the LCMS will use Soldiers of the Cross as one means to continue to assist LCMS church workers and their families.