By now, much of the world is aware of the senseless tragedy that unfolded in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 20. A young man armed with multiple weapons murdered 12 moviegoers and wounded as many as 59 others just after a local premier of the new [...]
The eyes of the nation are focused on Aurora, Colo., today as we learn of the horrific shooting overnight at a local movie theater. Staff with the LCMS’ disaster response ministry have contacted the LCMS Rocky Mountain District and the District Disaster Response Coordinators (DDRCs) serving that part of the country.
Photo: This family includes a teen who was recently placed with them through foster care, another teen who has been adopted by the foster parents and a third who is a birth child. The family is pictured during a recent visit to South Korea. Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains (LFS), a Recognized Ministry Organization of [...]
Seventeen Indian Lutheran registered nurses completed the inaugural parish nurse training program led by LCMS Health Ministries in partnership with the Indian Evangelical Lutheran Church (IELC), introducing a new vocation and a new opportunity for mercy work in a country with many serious medical needs. “The Indian nurses were excited and very involved in the [...]
Photo: A group of Tagakaulo farmers in the Philippines learn how to lay out and plant living terraces on a contour, which will help reduce soil erosion and set the course for sustainable farming success. How do you help a people who are among the poorest of the poor learn to faithfully tithe? For most [...]
As of July 5, more than 500,000 homes and businesses remained without power from Ohio to Virginia, according to news reports, following a June 29 storm with winds as high as 80 mph. And the record heat that followed the storm has been blamed for the deaths of at least 23 people. In a July [...]