Compassion Story

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1: 3-6)
We are blessed with a generous outpouring of love and compassion during these days of recovery from Hurricane Florence. The flooding and cresting of rivers continue in North and South Carolina. New areas are overwhelmed with water.
Our sisters and brothers throughout the country are stepping in to share resources, prayers, and gifts that make a difference.
Some updates:
President John Denninger has returned from his first visit to Carolinas. He was able to visit with a number of pastors, witness the damage, bring some needed resources (with the generous help of LCMS Disaster Response), and most importantly – share our prayers with them.
Some of the areas are not yet open and the rivers are still cresting. Assessment continues to take place. We are so thankful for the many offerings and gifts that have already been received. We are working with Orphan Grain Train (Millersville MD) to transport supplies.
Response Teams all across the nation are preparing to help with the response, recovery, and rebuilding process.  Please use our web site volunteer form  if you or a congregation team are able to volunteer.
Many of our Synod and District Disaster Response teams are ready to come help. It is great joy to know that in these moments, we are surrounded by such resources as Lutheran Church Charities, Crownpoint Ministries – Disaster Response, and Mercy in Action – Disaster Resources.
Our friend Sasha (Comfort Dog Ministry) is ready for to work and bring comfort, help and home to those hurting and in need. You can reach Sasha by emailing
Keep praying as those whose lives have been turned upside down need them. Continue to pray God’s grace and mercy for them as they navigate a very unstable world.