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And then came the rain…

Wednesday night, Haiti’s capital experienced its heaviest rainfall since the earthquake, a soaking downpour that lasted for several hours. The storm, the second this week, foreshadowed things to come when the rainy season sets in next month.   “It has...

Prayers & Hymns in Haiti

      It has been one month of suffering since the earthquake in Haiti. In Port-au-Prince and other parts of Haiti, individuals and families affected commemorated the tragedy this weekend. In churches and public spaces tens and tens of thousands gathered to...

Pastor Lauvanus Returns to Haiti

I want to share with you a letter received from Pastor Joseph Livenson Lauvanus, the President of the Lutheran Church in Haiti.  On January 20th, the ELCA formalized our relationship with the church in Haiti, showing greater solidarity and commitment to accompany this small church as it...

Lutherans helping Haitian Americans in Florida

Greetings! My name is Rev. Kevin Massey. I’m the director of the ELCA’s Domestic Disaster Response and Lutheran Disaster Response. I’m in Florida today supporting the work of a wonderful Lutheran agency, Lutheran Services Florida. Lutheran Services Florida has responded...

Welcome to the ELCA Disaster Response Blog

My name is Megan Bradfield, and I serve as the associate director of international disaster response for the ELCA.  Welcome to the ELCA Disaster Response blog! My colleagues and I will be using this blog as a way to share...