Following a disaster abroad, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod works with partners to coordinate a response, says the Rev. Ted Krey, LCMS regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean. “They know of our willingness to help,” he says. “They know of our willingness to pass by and enter into their lives, but we wait for that invitation from the local community. The way in which one wants to help is identified by the community or a church in need.” Learn more about LCMS Disaster Response at