“Faith can’t be damaged in a tornado,” says the Rev. Chris Decker, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Mount Pulaski, Ill. “It can only be strengthened.” Decker so testifies as he talks about how he and members of his congregation came to the aid of their brothers and sisters in Christ at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Washington, Ill., whose homes and church were in the path of a deadly tornado Sunday, Nov. 17. Watch the video to hear more of Decker’s powerful witness to the love and mercy of Christ.
Laura Livengood, member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Washington, Ill., tells how she and her husband were compelled to help those severely affected by the Nov. 17 tornado that tore through their town.
The Rev. Dr. Carlos Hernandez, director, Church & Community Engagement for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), talks with the Rev. Tom Heren, pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Washington, Ill., three days after a deadly tornado tore through his town Nov. 17.
The Rev. Glenn Merritt, director of LCMS Disaster Response, reports from Tacloban City, the Philippines, that conditions remain dire 10 days after one of the strongest storms in recorded history tore through the island nation. Listen to his stark report which Merritt was able to make upon finding a clear cell signal while on his search for fuel for the vehicle carrying the LCMS relief-assessment team