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Demonstrating Christ's love

It might not originally have been on his list to do that day, but when Mark Luetzow, a member at Christ, Saginaw, Mich., heard that people needed help cleaning up their homes after floodwaters swept through nearby Midland, Mich., he decided to take his sons and volunteer.

“There is biblical encouragement to help our brothers when they are in need, and it certainly was a time where we could live that out in our lives,” says Luetzow, who serves as president of Michigan Lutheran Seminary, Saginaw. “Part of my motivation was to demonstrate that principle to my boys and also have them get a firsthand experience of what disaster looks like.”

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WELS Christian Aid and Relief helps coordinate flood relief efforts

Local volunteers came to help after floodwaters from heavy rains and two failed dams flowed through Midland, Mich., in May, causing severe damage to Holy Scripture Lutheran Church, an Evangelical Lutheran Synod church that was filled waist deep with water. In this video, Holy Scripture's pastor, Paul Schneider, reflects on the events on the Sunday following the flood.

To learn more about the volunteers who helped with this relief effort, read Demonstrating Christ's love.