UPDATE FROM HATTIESBURG: The Rev. Glenn Merritt, director, LCMS Disaster Response, reports that utility crews are still hard at work restoring power to homes and businesses affected by last weekend’s tornado. Mercifully, there are no new reports of damage. The city has authorized a call for volunteers to help clear trees and repair buildings. Patch [...]
Nearly three months after Superstorm Sandy, eight elderly, single women struggling to resume their lives along the hard-hit New Jersey Shore were among those offered a helping hand with debris and tree removal by Shepherd’s Heart Ministry. “All the women had limited access to help, financial or otherwise,” said David Hildebrandt, Sandy relief coordinator for [...]
The LCMS began reaching out Monday, Feb. 11, to LCMS families and the Hattiesburg, Miss., community after a tornado struck the city Sunday, Feb. 10. The storm caused major damage. According to early reports, it injured as many as 67 people and left up to 15 hospitalized.
Deaconess Grace Rao, director of LCMS Deaconess Ministry, and Deaconess Tiffany Manor, staff with Lutheran Church Charities, talk about what a deaconesses is and what she does. The deaconesses also share about their recent trip to Liberia, Africa, providing training and teaching about opportunities for women to serve in the church as deaconesses. [Pictured above, [...]