“Mercy in Action” was the theme as more than 50 participants from nine countries attended the disaster-response training conference for The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod’s Asia Pacific region Nov. 27-29 in Hong Kong. Conference leaders Rev. Glenn F. Merritt, director of LCMS Disaster Response, and Rev. Carlos Hernandez, director of LCMS Church and Community Engagement, shared [...]
NEW VIDEO: As he prepares to return to Japan, the Rev. Glenn F. Merritt, director of LCMS Disaster Response, talks about recovery work and needs that continue one year after one of the most powerful earthquakes in recorded history triggered a massive tsunami and nuclear crisis. Listen to the interview and learn how your prayers and support are helping Lutheran partners reach out to Japanese children affected by the “invisible disaster” of radiation concerns. Watch the video: http://video.lcms.org/archives/1073.
To date, LCMS donors have provided more than $2.3 million for emergency and long-term recovery efforts in Japan. That support helped Japan Lutheran Emergency Relief (JLER) — a partnership of four Lutheran church bodies — distribute emergency supplies at a relief center in Sendai, the nearest major city to the quake, and provide families with shelter and medical care.