74 imagesIn March 2014, the Rev. Ross Johnson, director of LCMS Disaster Response, and missionary Sean Harlow accompanied a team from LCMS Communications to Leyte province, Philippines. The island suffered catastrophic damage from Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. With the outpouring of help from generous donors in The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, the church worked through its partner, the Lutheran Church in the Philippines, to deliver food to the hungry, employ workers through the Cash-for-Work program to rebuild destroyed homes, and help fellow Lutherans pick up the pieces of their lives. Photographs by Erik M. Lunsford, staff photojournalist in LCMS Communications.