Australia: Consoling, helping, connecting

Lutherans support those suffering losses during the bushfire crisis

(LWI) – "If you can take a positive out of this tragedy, it’s the fact that the community works together, everyone pulls together," said Woodside Lutheran Church chairperson Darren Juers reflecting on the recent bushfires in Australia.

By mid-January, the fires had claimed 29 lives, destroyed more than 2,300 homes, killed an estimated 1.25 billion animals and razed more than 10 million hectares of land.

Members and congregations of the Lutheran Church of Australia, an associate member of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), have been at the forefront of community efforts to serve, minister to and offer relief to those who have suffered losses during the national bushfire crisis.

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