Kids at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and Precious Playmates Daycare in Martinsville, Ind., have been busy with efforts to support relief efforts in Japan. Sunday schoolers sold “Donuts for Disaster” after worship service March 27, raising $415 for LCMS World Relief and Human Care’s (WR-HC) work in Japan. Their local Thrivent Financial for Lutherans [...]
Hours after returning March 24, from Tokyo on business, James Domingo tackled another job – helping finalize plans for his congregation’s fund-raiser for Japan disaster relief through LCMS World Relief and Human Care (WR-HC). Domingo, a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Solon, Ohio, said he hopes the March 26, benefit bake sale will serve [...]
Regardless of age — tots and teens alike — the kids at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Martinsville, Ind., will sell “Doughnuts for Disaster Relief” following worship services this weekend. The fundraiser is meant to increase awareness of the disaster in Japan and collect donations for LCMS World Relief and Human Care’s “Japan Disaster Relief” [...]
As the most powerful aftershock yet rattled the coast off northeastern Japan on Tuesday, March 22, LCMS World Relief and Human Care (WR-HC) continues to work with Lutheran partners and prepares to assist with long-term recovery in a country where reports indicate several hundred thousand evacuees still live in shelters. “The needs are clearly going [...]
James Domingo typically sits in the pew at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Solon, Ohio. On Sunday, March 20, he plans to stand at the front of the sanctuary and ask his congregation to join him in helping suffering Japanese through LCMS World Relief and Human Care’s disaster response. After the service, the 43-year-old business consultant [...]
Besides doing homework after school this week, fifth and sixth graders at Martin Luther School in Joplin, Mo., baked cookies to sell to raise funds for earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan. “The students were concerned about the people of Japan and really wanted to raise money for them,” said Charlotte Robertson, second-grade teacher at [...]
Acknowledging the frustration of watching the growing crisis in Japan unfold, LCMS World Relief and Human Care Interim Executive Director Rev. John Fale said the LCMS must wait for the appropriate time to deploy LCMS disaster response personnel to Japan and also prepare for a “long-haul” response. “We want to act now, but we don’t [...]
Thanking concerned volunteers for their many offers of service in Japan, Life and Health Ministries Director Maggie Karner says that the LCMS response to Friday’s deadly earthquake and tsunami differs from the Synod’s work after disasters in developing countries but likely will be needed for the “long haul” of recovery and rebuilding. Unlike Indonesia and [...]
LCMS Missionary Rev. Ted Krey, Regional Director of Latin America for the LCMS, speaks about five years of witness in Palmar Arriba, Dominican Republic, as well as plans for the future.
Rev. Dr. Albert Collver, director of LCMS Church Relations, provides an overview of the five Lutheran church bodies in Japan, and how they partner with Lutherans in the United States.