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.
The new volunteer track will allow more people to get involved, even if they don’t have a full week to commit.
The decision comes after an extensive, 18-month review of the LFC program that “revealed a number of critical issues impacting LFC operations.”
The milestone was reached with JILM’s recent gift of $40,000 for LCMS mission and ministry work in Sri Lanka, Russia and Romania.
More than 50 volunteers prepared 275 baskets in four categories: mom care, baby care, spiritual care and household.
Because these families with women and children are often coming out of a domestic violence situation, we most likely will never meet them for the sake of their safety and anonymity. This is how it should be. It is about them, not us.
How are we equipping, encouraging, and enabling the people God has given us to serve and volunteer in His mission?
The LCMS celebrates our treasured volunteers during National Volunteer Month in April 2019. May the Lord bless your service to His Kingdom.
Thanks to God for the selfless volunteers who provide incredible support to LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission and our congregations.
Approximately $65 billion of volunteer effort was given by faithful Christians serving through their church.
Every year, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod sends short-term volunteers to international locations. Read how the “ordinary” skills of volunteers have been put to use to further God’s kingdom around the world.
Volunteering is as much a joyful sacrifice as any philanthropist’s donation, and it showcases the talents and time God has entrusted to the volunteer.
Volunteers make a difference in the lives of many military connected people through the Operation Barnabas program.
Some 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day. Many older adults are healthy, active and want to serve others.