Children show their appreciation to The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod for a sanitary latrine built at a school in Colminy, Haiti, the first one built in the village since the magnitude 7.0 quake devastated the country in January 2010. The latrine was built as part of the “Sanitation and Clean Water Project,” funded by a $25,000 [...]
by Kim Plummer Krull Volunteers are urgently needed to help “muck out” and “button up” flood-damaged homes before the fast-approaching winter deals Minot, N.D., area families another harsh blow. “Over 900 homes still need to be mucked out and cleaned out,” said the Rev. John Fale, interim executive director with LCMS World Relief and Human [...]
Learn more about the post-flood experience that has impacted dozens of people in Minot, N.D., on Mercy Tube, the You Tube channel for LCMS World Relief and Human Care (WR-HC). Find the videos here: http://www.youtube.com/MercyTubeWRHC. To make a gift to help WR-HC assist families suffering from historic floods: Mail checks (noting “Spring Floods 2011” in [...]
Pastor Paul Krueger, Our Savior Lutheran Church in Minot, N.D., gives an update on members displaced by historic Souris River Valley summer floods. “What we’re looking at right now is the critical need for volunteers in this next short time to get [LCMS members'] homes buttoned up…before winter,” said Rev. Krueger. Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzkgIOn3-14&feature=youtube_gdata_player.
Amid huge challenges, LCMS World Relief and Human Care’s (WR-HC) Rev. Glenn F. Merritt tells The Lutheran Witness that the Synod’s mercy ministry, with the help of partners and donors, is making positive steps to assist suffering Haitians.
By Sarah Schafer A 150-year-old LCMS church and parish house located less than a mile from the White House were damaged in the 5.8-magnitude East Coast earthquake of Aug. 23. But the church, Mount Olivet in Washington, D.C. — which had invested $15,000 to prepare for the anticipated high winds and rain from Hurricane Irene [...]
“You saved my life and the lives of my children.” That’s what a Haitian mother living in a home at the new Lutheran Village in Jacmel said to the Rev. Glenn F. Merritt during his latest trip to check on rebuilding and recovery in the battered Caribbean country.
At least 24 LCMS member families are among the Texans who have lost homes in massive wildfires that continue to blaze in the Lone Star state, according to the Rev. Steven Misch, mission and ministry facilitator with the LCMS Texas District. The families include at least one retired pastor, the Rev. Albert Loeschman, a member [...]
By Kim Plummer Krull When Hurricane Ike ravaged Texas three years ago, Dr. Lou Jander worked to help people whose lives were turned upside down by that storm. Today, the retired LCMS Texas District disaster-response coordinator and mission and ministry facilitator is one of as many as a dozen LCMS members whose homes are feared [...]
Photo (left to right): Jason Glaskey, Director of Christian Education at Immanuel Lutheran Church and Martin Luther School, Joplin, Mo., Deborah Rutt and Nicole Ridley, Lutheran Housing Support On Aug. 25, leaders of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Martin Luther School, Joplin, Mo., met with representatives from the LCMS’ Missouri District and the LCMS World Relief [...]