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.
LCMS World Relief and Human Care
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.
In midst of flood heartaches, Lutherans offer help, hope
As the recovery begins, Missouri Synod Lutherans are reaching out to their hurting neighbors with food, shelter and the love of Christ.
Nebraska, other states face historic flooding
On Thursday, March 21, Synod representatives will visit Nebraska to conduct an assessment of damage with the district president and other officials.
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.
‘Joy to the World’ theme of 2019 National Offering
National Offering gifts will benefit both national and international work.
From the mission field – Mexico and India
This month’s column includes news from Mexico and India.
‘God is good’: Lutherans bear Christ’s mercy after Taylorville tornado
On Dec. 8, volunteers from the LCMS Central Illinois District, Lutheran Early Response Team and Lutheran Church Charities joined the cleanup effort in Taylorville, Ill., following an EF-3 tornado that struck the area on Dec. 1.
LCMS church lost to fast-moving California wildfire
The fast-moving “Camp Fire” in Northern California has engulfed some 90,000 acres, causing at least nine confirmed fatalities and the destruction of 6,713 structures in the approximately 27,000-resident town of Paradise.
Hurricane Michael strikes LCMS congregations in Florida
After Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida on Oct. 10, LCMS World Relief and Human Care Disaster Response is partnering with the LCMS Southern and Florida–Georgia districts to provide long-term relief.
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.
Rain, rain, go away: Deluge in Wisconsin affects LCMS churches and members
More rain is predicted this week, and much of the state remains under a flood warning.
Photo essay: LCMS missionaries show God’s love to children in Peru
Children in Lima, Peru, receive food for both body and soul from three Lutheran ministries that operate as Castillo Fuerte: Casa de Misericordia, or Mighty Fortress: House of Mercy.