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Harrison, Mehl Consult on Japan Relief

March 31, 2011 — LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison speaks with Rev. John Mehl (in Hong Kong) via Skype about the situation in Japan.  Mehl, LCMS World Mission Regional Director for Asia, was in Tokyo meeting with leaders from the Japan Lutheran Church, an LCMS partner church, to help plan a coordinated relief strategy.

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For more information about LCMS relief efforts in Japan, visit

LCMS President announces grants for Japan

President Harrison announces that The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is sending $200,000 to two Japanese Lutheran church bodies and he encourages everyone to respond with prayer and financial support for our brothers and sisters suffering from the effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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LCMS Japan Disaster Relief "War Room"

President Harrison led the discussion this morning at the second disaster relief “war room” meeting at the International Center since the quake and tsunami hit last Friday.

Reports and information were coordinated and shared from the following departments and individuals–either in person or by phone.


  • John Fale
  • Dennis Fangmann
  • Glenn Merritt
  • Darin Storkson
  • Al Dowbnia
  • Hans Springer
  • Chrissy Thomas


  • Dave Birner
  • John Mehl
  • Kama Bernabo
  • Travis Torblaa
  • Stacey Grapengater


  • David Strand
  • Jim Heine
  • Adriane Dorr
  • Joe Isenhower
  • Melanie Ave

President’s Office

  • Matt Harrison
  • Jon Vieker
  • Kim Vieker


  • Blake Tilley

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Following chapel this morning, staff at the IC gathered to wish President Harrison a happy birthday.

President Harrison encourages prayer and support for Japan

LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison offers comfort and encourages prayers and support for the people of Japan in the aftermath of an earthquake and tsunami.

For more news, information and resources regarding the LCMS response to the Japan earthquake, visit

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