The Category 4 storm was the strongest the area has ever seen.
More rain is predicted this week, and much of the state remains under a flood warning.
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.
At its Nov. 16–17 meeting, the Synod’s Board of Directors fixed its gaze on “facing the realities” of the Synod’s finances and membership demographics.
Lutherans are bringing help to the hurting — both physical and spiritual — in the wake of three devastating hurricanes, a major earthquake and menacing wildfires.
As of Oct. 19, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s California-Nevada-Hawaii District reports several members have lost homes to California wildfires.
The LCMS encourages congregations to use the following church bulletin insert and flier to inform members how they can join relief efforts in Puerto Rico, California, and beyond.
Collaboration among LCMS Disaster Response, affected districts and essential partners continues to be strengthened by generosity shown across the Synod.
Despite the challenges of blocked roads and collapsed bridges, Lutherans will bring Christ’s mercy to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.
The utter devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria in September 2017 calls to mind the caring Christians who give so graciously, ensuring Christ’s mercy comes swiftly to those affected by catastrophe.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and local districts will continue providing long-term recovery and care for disaster victims, including those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
As the news reports become fewer, headlines fade and people grow weary of hearing about catastrophes, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and district efforts will continue toward long-term recovery and care for the victims of Harvey and Irma … and perhaps Maria.