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 church was heavily damaged and the parsonage was destroyed. At least eight other member families lost their homes and many more in the community have been severely affected. To learn more about LCMS Disaster Response and how you can help the relief efforts, visit