One of the best parts of my job as staff writer at Lutheran World Relief is to sharing our work on Facebook, because I get to share with you the great work you make happen around the world. I noticed that when we posted information about our response to the April 25 earthquake in Nepal, many of you shared those messages with your family and friends and said, "the Lutherans are there!"
In the aftermath of the initial quake, as well as the second powerful earthquake on May 12, the Lutherans are there, indeed. With the support of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, our staff on the ground are reaching out to people in some of the most remote areas of Nepal, distributing food rations, shelter supplies and other essential items.
We give thanks for the enduring partnership of both church bodies. Your suppport expands our efforts to reach more people affected by this disaster. Thank you for once again helping to ensure that, "the Lutherans are there!"
God of mercy and justice, in the presence of sustained devastation your promises are lasting. We continue to lift up our voices for our sisters and brothers in Nepal as the ground beneath them shifts. Remain with those who work to bring relief. Sustain those who have lost much and those who mourn. Abide with those whose days are uncertain. Fill us with your Holy Spirit as we endeavor to support the work being done in Nepal. All of this we do because of the grace first shown us by your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.