Christian Aid and Relief responds to November storms

The unseasonably strong November storms in the Midwest on Sun., Nov. 17, 2013, hit hard in central Illinois. WELS Christian Aid and Relief has been in contact with Rev. Paul Schulz, pastor at Living Hope in Peoria, Ill., which neighbors the city of Washington where a tornado tore through the town.

So far, there have been no reports of any significant damage to any WELS churches or members’ homes. However, the damage to the community of Washington prompted Living Hope to try to help its neighbors. Christian Aid and Relief sent an initial $2000 to Schultz, so the congregation can purchase gift cards to help storm victims out with basic needs.

Also, following the typhoon in the Philippines, Christian Aid and Relief sent an initial $5000 to the Philippine Red Cross. Christian Aid and Relief’s usual practice is to work through our missionaries and contacts in these areas. Presently WELS does not have a world mission presence in the Philippines.

Christian Aid and Relief urges you to pray for all the people, both in the U.S. and the South Pacific, who have suffered from these recent natural disasters.

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