The Jan. 12 tornado was part of a larger storm system that affected dozens of counties in Alabama and Georgia.
Obituary: Rev. Dr. Richard H. Meyer, former president of the LCMS Southern District
Meyer died on Jan. 7 at the age of 100.
Oldest historically black LCMS church in Mississippi destroyed by arson
The church traces its beginning to the 1930s.
Lutheran Early Response Team: ‘Going the distance’ in a disaster
Volunteers are still needed to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
‘Tell the next generation’: Black Ministry Family Convocation gathers in Mobile
From July 27 to 30, more than 240 people, including 63 children, gathered at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mobile, Ala., under the theme “Empowering the Next Generation.”
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.
‘Jesus steps in’: Two LCMS churches find one path forward
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Faith Lutheran Church in Shreveport, La., faced different problems but found a common solution.
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.
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.
Johnson elected to first term as Southern District president
The Rev. Dr. McNair Ramsey of Valley Grande, Ala., was elected first vice-president.
Video: Harrison, Schultz comfort tornado victim in New Orleans
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is providing spiritual and human care in the New Orleans area. Southeastern Louisiana was hit on Feb. 7 by an estimated six tornadoes, including two EF-3 storms with winds up to 150 mph, the National Weather Service reported. One was the most destructive tornado in the history of New Orleans.