The Rev. John Fale, associate executive director of LCMS Mercy Operations, explains how The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod shows mercy in the midst of chaos and disaster. “[Disaster response] is an opportunity that’s been given to us as the LCMS to bring . . . the tangible expressions of mercy as they are connected with the proclamation of the Gospel and teaching the faith. In the midst of such tragedy, it’s a wonderful opportunity God has given to us.”

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