As the death toll from Typhoon Bopha continues to climb, a Lutheran Filipino pastor is asking for prayers for his young son who suffered a serious injury after the powerful storm blew the roof off the parsonage where the family lives.
Just days after taking part in an LCMS disaster-response training conference for the Asia Pacific region, Filipino Lutherans are preparing to use that “Mercy in Action” guidance to help devastated families in their typhoon-battered country. “What a blessing that the ALERT [Active Lutheran Emergency Response Team] just received their training and are now better equipped [...]
As congregations prepared to gather for Advent services on Wednesday, Dec. 5, the Rev. John A. Fale, associate executive director of LCMS Mercy Operations, asked for prayers for people in the Philippines who are mourning loved ones and suffering in the wake of Typhoon Bopha. The country’s strongest typhoon this year has killed more than [...]
As news is reaching the LCMS today about Typhoon Bopha, which struck the southern Philippines, we pray for the storm’s victims – for those who lost homes and possessions and most especially for those who lost loved ones. Our disaster response ministry staff have been in touch with our personnel in the area.
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 [...]
A new video from the LCMS Office of International Mission shows how a $25,000 emergency grant from LCMS World Relief and Human Care is being used to help survivors of severe flooding on the Philippine island of Mindanao caused by a Dec. 17 tropical storm. The flooding affected more than 120,000 people, many of whom [...]
A new bulletin insert is now available for congregational use for the Philippines flood relief effort. You can download the insert at http://www.lcms.org/floodrelief/philippines.
Photo: Residents wade in knee-deep mud in a subdivision hit by flash floods caused by Typhoon Washi in Iligan city in the southern Philippines island of Mindanao on Dec. 19, 2011. Photo by Erik De Castro/Reuters The official death toll has climbed to 1,000 people and many are still missing after Tropical Storm Washi struck [...]
LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison shares a call to prayer in response to the disaster that has struck the people of the Philippines. Please include this collect in your congregational prayers this weekend: Most merciful Father, with compassion You hear the cries of Your people in great distress. Be with all who now endure affliction [...]
Pray for the people on Mindanao Island, Philippines, and our partner church, The Lutheran Church in the Philippines. Parts of the Philippines are suffering from extreme flooding caused by a typhoon this weekend. LCMS missionary to the Philippines, Sean Harlow, is not in the affected area. Check back for ongoing updates as LCMS global staff [...]