Last week, a powerful earthquake killed over 3,500 people in Nepal, near the capital, Kathmandu. Here’s how Lutherans are already responding:
Lutheran Disaster Response is committed to walking with our brothers and sisters in Nepal, as rescue efforts and assessments continue. The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has launched an immediate large-scale emergency response with its emergency team in Kathmandu at the LWF offices, which have escaped the worst impact of the quake. The ELCA is the only U.S. member church of the LWF. We are also working with Lutheran World Relief and church partners from ACT Alliance to coordinate the response, which includes the distribution of immediate life-saving supplies such as water, food, shelter and medication to people injured. –See more here.
As you hold Nepalese survivors in prayer, remember Pastor Mike Stadie too.
Many All Saints people know Pastor Stadie well. He directs Lutheran Disaster Response, or LDR. He travels all over the world in the name of Christ and on our behalf. He is based in the ELCA churchwide offices in Chicago. He will no doubt be busy coordinating Lutherans responding to this disaster.
If you are moved to make a financial gift to support survivors of the Nepal earthquake, consider a gift through LDR. To make a gift online or to find out where to mail a check, click here.