Photo: A firefighter rests next to part of the structure of a bridge that fell over a public bus during an earthquake, in Mexico City, Tuesday March 20, 2012. A strong, long earthquake with epicenter in Guerrero state shook central southern Mexico on Tuesday, swaying buildings in Mexico City and sending frightened workers and residents into the streets. There were no passengers inside the bus and the driver suffered minor injuries, according to firefighters. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
The LCMS’ Disaster Response staff have contacted the Lutheran Synod of Mexico, an LCMS partner church, and President Lopez to learn of the needs in the wake of yesterday’s 7.4 magnitude earthquake in the Guerrero state of Mexico. At this time, Rev. Carlos Hernandez, director of strategic development for the LCMS’ Office of National Mission, and Rev. Rueben Dominquez, pastor of El Buen Lutheran Church in McAllen, Texas, and assistant to Rev. Hernandez, are also contacting local partner church pastors in the hard-hit areas of Oaxaca and Mexico City to determine how the people of the LCMS can most effectively help bring mercy to the affected communities in the earthquake zone.
Learn more about the Synod’s global disaster response ministry; visit www.lcms.org/disaster.
- To make a donation for Lutheran relief efforts:
- Visit www.lcms.org/disaster and click the “Give Now” button.
- Mail checks (noting “Disaster Response” in the memo line) to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, Attn: Disaster Response, P.O. Box 66861, St. Louis, MO 63166-6861.
- Call toll-free 888-930-4438.
Any gift received in excess of the need for this relief effort will be wisely used to support LCMS disaster response and relief efforts in other areas where the need is great as determined by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.