LCMS World Relief and Human (WR-HC) has made available a $10,000 emergency grant to help meet basic needs of survivors of the massive 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck eastern Turkey the afternoon of Oct. 23. The grant is already making possible the distribution by relief workers of first-aid supplies and medicines among many people left homeless [...]
While focusing on hurricanes, tsunamis, floods and famines may sound depressing, participants at the first International Disaster Response Conference for Lutherans say they are encouraged and better equipped after learning how the church reaches out when calamities turn lives upside down. About 80 people attended the Oct. 18-20 conference in St. Louis sponsored by the LCMS [...]
Disaster coordinators from the United States and around the world are gathering Oct. 18-20, 2011, for the International Disaster Response Conference for Lutherans at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis, Mo. See photos from the conference’s first day here: http://ow.ly/72aTS.
Deadly Cyclone Giri made landfall in Myanmar on Oct. 22, 2010. It was deemed the most intense storm to ever strike the country — its strength even surpassing the well-known 2008 Cyclone Nargis. Cyclone Giri killed at least 150 people, left 70,000 homeless and inflicted catastrophic damage across Myanmar. Through a partnership with the Lutheran [...]
Find photos and videos from this week’s International Lutheran Theological Conference in Prague, Czech Republic, which is addressing some of the critical issues facing the Lutheran church today, at www.lcms.org/pragueconference. LCMS President the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison is one of the speakers. This year’s conference focuses on “Lutheranism in the 21st Century.”
By Kim Plummer Krull More than 220 LCMS families lost their homes due to historic flooding in Minot, N.D. — a disaster that has largely disappeared from national headlines but that the Rev. Glenn F. Merritt calls an example of how the Synod’s mercy arm “continues to work with its districts and congregations even after [...]