Again we are faced with massive destruction and hurt after a natural calamity. The Southern District went through this 16 years ago with Hurricane Kartina , and again last year with Hurricane Laura.
Unlike Katrina which did a lot of destruction in Mississippi and Louisiana due to flooding. Ida hit Louisiana and the New Orleans area with very destructive winds. They are talking weeks without power and water at this time. I know the Southern District Office of the LCMS is without power and phone communication at this time.
Austin Thompson (Stephanie Shorts husband) spent a lot of time down there with Laura and will be leaving shortly to help rebuild the power infrastructure this week.
If you can donate please send it to the Mid-South district office disaster relief, as 100% of the funds will be sent and used where needed in the Southern District.