Monday, May 11, 2015

LCMS Response to Nepal Earthquake

Download bulletin insert and read Reporter story to learn how you can reach out to those suffering in Nepal.

Earthquake in Nepal:
Ways your congregation can help

Immediately after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated the people of Nepal on April 25, killing more than 6,000 people and injuring at least 8,174 more, LCMS congregations and members have been asking what they can do to help care for their South Asian neighbors who are suffering from the effects of this catastrophe.
LCMS Disaster Response is providing $235,000 in grants to go directly to immediate provisions like food, personal-care kits, water-filtration units and other acts of mercy as together we care for the “least of these” in our midst. This is made possible through our Synod’s strategic 70-year partnership with Lutheran World Relief, Baltimore, a relief and human-care agency that will put those grants to use on behalf of the LCMS.
To bring this effort to light and provide our LCMS members and congregations with ways they can support the relief work in Nepal, an in-depth Reporter Online story and informative bulletin insert are now available.
“Disasters are naked reminders of how helpless we are and that we depend upon God’s daily provision of body and soul,” said the Rev. John Fale, associate executive director of LCMS Mercy Operations.
“God invites and commands us to come to Him in prayer. So in humility, but with great confidence through Jesus, we bring our helpless cries for mercy to a gracious God and He blesses. The Lord blesses and provides through the compassion and generosity of those who are moved by such suffering. Our collective gifts — as a church body walking together, loving together, caring for our neighbor together — have more impact when they are pooled together.”
To assist immediate relief efforts for those in Nepal, visit To boost LCMS Disaster Response in ongoing efforts to relieve suffering not only in Nepal but around the world, please visit
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