“The Bible calls Christians to real love. We are directed to love our neighbors as ourselves, especially other Christians (1 John 3:16) but also non-Christians,” writes the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), in the 2020 special edition of Sharing.

In this issue, read about how the Synod, through LCMS World Relief and Human Care, is doing just that amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In the United States, generous donations from Lutheran Church Extension Fund, LCMS districts and individual Lutherans are being combined with grant money from the Synod to support rostered and lay church workers whose livelihoods have been impacted.

In Sierra Leone and other West African countries, grants from the LCMS are helping local Lutheran churches provide education and handwashing stations for their communities.

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Visit lcms.org/mercy to learn more about the work of LCMS World Relief and Human Care.