Fall 2017

Cover image: Children pray during “Camp Courage” at Zion Lutheran Church, Ottawa, Ill., in July. The program from LCMS Disaster Response is designed specifically for children impacted by disaster.

This issue of Lutherans Engage the World describes how LCMS congregations are actively reaching out with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and lending a helping hand in laundromats and meat plants, on city streets and country farms. As I write this, Texans have begun to recover from Hurricane Harvey, western states continue to burn, and Florida braces for Hurricane Irma. How will these natural disasters provide unique opportunities to bear Christ’s mercy and witness to His saving love? Time will tell, and God’s Word will guide. Enjoy this issue!

In Christ,
Pamela J. Nielsen
Associate Executive Director, LCMS Communications


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