64 imagesOffering mercy in Peru, LCMS Disaster Response Director Rev. Ross Johnson was on the scene soon after heavy late-March rains triggered massive landslides there. In the region around Lima, Johnson and local missionaries surveyed effects of the landslides that killed residents and displaced others, while causing significant infrastructure damage. Also affected was a preaching station and a local school named Noe (Spanish for Noah), where the LCMS is involved in an ongoing mercy project. Johnson led training on the Theology of Mercy and the Theology of the Cross with the missionaries — the Rev. Herb Burch, the Rev. Mark Eisold, the Rev. Joshua Gale and Deaconess Intern Caitlin Worden — and discussed with them potential ideas to further partner on existing mercy projects in Peru. Photos by Erik M. Lunsford, staff photojournalist and a staff writer with LCMS Communications.
15 imagesSee photographs of Castillo Fuerte, a mercy center in La Victoria, Peru, with The Rev. Joshua Gale, LCMS career missionary to Peru, and Deaconess Caitlin Worden. Photographs by Erik M. Lunsford, staff photojournalist and writer in LCMS Communications.