LWML Mission Grant 2015–2017 Mission Grant: Disaster Response Trailers — LCMS Disaster Response, $80,000
“Blessed to be a blessing” … a simple but powerful phrase that cannot adequately describe the joy expressed when a Disaster Response Trailer shows up in time of need. This Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) Mission Grant of $80,000 paid for one third of the costs per trailer for requesting congregations in each of 21 districts. The congregation/district and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Disaster Response paid the remaining two thirds. Since receiving the $80,000 grant money from the LWML, the LCMS was able to fund 26 Disaster Response Trailers.
It multiplied into nearly $270,000 which was used to purchase equipment for the trailers, enabling Disaster Response volunteers to be better prepared when offering relief and comfort to people who suffer after a disaster. LCMS Disaster Response continues to provide a ministry of presence before, during, and after a disaster, giving the volunteers more opportunities to speak the comforting truths of the Gospel to the affected individuals and families. LWML has been part of this amazing outreach. Indeed, God has blessed us to be a blessing! Thank you for being a blessing this Giving Tuesday, December 3.