Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on the morning of November 8 as one of the world’s most powerful storms on record to make landfall. The Category 5 typhoon made landfall near Leyte Province in Eastern Visayas Region causing massive destruction and loss of life. Up to 11 million people are projected to be impacted by the typhoon. LWR is working with partners to develop an emergency response program that focuses on the most urgent needs, such as providing shelter, clearing debris and creating financial resources for recovering families.
An extremely powerful typhoon (Typhoon Bopha) struck the Philippines December 4, 2012 causing landslides and flooding along the coast of southern Mindanao and in farming and mining towns inland. The typhoon claimed hundreds of lives and left tens of thousands without shelter. LWR is working with partners to develop an emergency response program that focuses on the most urgent needs, such as rebuilding livelihoods, providing shelter and creating financial resources for recovering families.
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The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eatonwas installed as presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 2pm (Central) at the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel on the campus of the University of Chicago.
Immanuel Lutheran Church in Grandview, WA gathered and loaded nearly 9,000 pounds of food for the 2nd Harvest Food Bank.
Celebration Lutheran Church in East Wenatchee, WA gathers to commemorate the start of a new mission church in the valley with Misael Fajardo-Perez.
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A Child Dies from Malaria Every 60 Seconds.
Today we are in a special moment where we could turn this around. Working though Lutheran churches in Africa, the ELCA Malaria Campaign is uniquely positioned to provide mosquito nets, insecticides, medication, health care, education and more to help eliminate deaths from this disease—for good. To date, the Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod has given $20,984.25 to this cause. For more information, visit the ELCA Malaria Campaign.
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You can learn great things from your mistakes when you aren't busy denying them