LCMS World Relief and Human Care

‘No more and no less’: At all times, God provides

As 2021 comes to a close, consider a year-end gift to the The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

World events receive church’s response

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.

LCMS missionaries displaced by Ethiopia flooding

The seminary of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) in Addis Ababa was also severely damaged, and several people died.

Haiti suffers 7.2 magnitude earthquake

LCMS World Relief and Human Care Disaster Response has begun to evaluate and respond to the situation.

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.

Lutherans respond after ‘derecho’ wind storm devastates Iowa cities and farms

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.

Michigan floods lead to widespread evacuations

Along with local authorities, the LCMS Michigan District is currently assessing the situation.

Grants assist church workers impacted by pandemic

As of April 30, $321,452 had been distributed in 229 grants to workers across the Synod.

Lutheran Church Extension Fund partners with Synod to assist church workers during pandemic

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. 

Tennessee tornadoes kill at least 24; LCMS churches not harmed

The tornadoes touched ground in Tennessee during the night and morning hours of March 2 and 3.

Wurst installed as volunteer manager for LCMS Disaster Response; Meyer to serve as director of training

Wurst’s and Meyer’s new positions reflect a new staff structure for LCMS Disaster Response.

Puerto Rico hit by largest earthquake in 100 years

An LCMS assessment team is preparing to visit Puerto Rico in the next few days.

From the mission field – India Evangelical Lutheran Church

In August, pastors of the India Evangelical Lutheran Church gathered at Concordia Theological Seminary, Nagercoil, for the first Pastor’s Refresher Course in a decade.

2019 LCMS National Disaster Conference set for Oct. 2–4

Registration is open for the 2019 LCMS Disaster Response Conference. Join us Oct. 2–4 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, to learn about being “Joy:fully Lutheran in Midst of Disaster.”

Lutherans provide rapid response to Midwest tornadoes

In the wake of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in the Midwest, the LCMS Central Illinois and Missouri districts’ Lutheran Early Response Teams are preparing to help their neighbors.

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.