A Message from Jackie Rychel, President of Ministry In Mission:
Reverend, Dr Ross Johnson, director of Disaster Response has asked me to reach out to my contacts and ask you to encourage donations for Hurricane Harvey victims.
Having served with Rev Johnson in Haiti for Hurricane Mathew I can tell you LCMS does a great job assessing the disaster, responding quickly and stabilizing the Churches and their pastors to be able to better serve their communities.
Please consider a door offering at your church in the coming weeks and/or add this information to you bulletins, social media pages and newsletters. Below is verbiage we are using in our releases to bring awareness to those that may want to give but need more information or the channel to donate.
LCMS World Relief and Human Care, through LCMS Disaster Response, is coordinating with Texas District Disaster Response to launch a significant and sustained relief effort in response to Hurricane Harvey.
LCMS Disaster Response teams will deploy as soon as emergency officials allow them to enter the disaster zone.
Please consider donating to the LCMS Disaster Response. ALL donations will be used specifically to restore numerous lives as we bear Christ’s mercy in word and deed to Hurricane Harvey victims.
To follow the most recent developments a new website has been established. https://www.lcms.org/harvey
Ministry in Mission