Ministry In Mission had the opportunity on Sunday Nov. 13, 2016 to attend worship and present an update on the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) relief effort in Haiti as a result of hurricane Matthew at Zion Lutheran church, Akron, OH.
Jackie Rychel presented information on the rebuilding of roofs on Pastors homes in the hurricane affected areas. She also reported on the medical outreach teams which are being sent out to determine the extent of cholera and treatment for those that have cholera. The distribution plan to provide food for those in need was also highlighted.
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Disaster Response is working through Ministry In Mission, which is a Recognized Service Organization of the LCMS to provide relief efforts in Haiti. Ministry In Mission is coordinating efforts with the Israel Izidor Foundation and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Haiti.
In addition to the information on the hurricane relief effort, members of Zion were invited to participate in the effort by becoming short term missionaries to Haiti through Ministry In Mission.