December 15, 2012
BGEA Sends Experienced Chaplains to Connecticut
In the wake of the elementary school shooting in Connecticut, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team has deployed 10 of its "most experienced" chaplains to help provide hope and comfort to the Newtown community.
December 14, 2012
Chaplains respond to Elementary School Shooting
The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team has deployed 10 crisis-trained chaplains to Newtown, Conn., to help provide emotional and spiritual care in the wake of Friday's horrific elementary school shooting.
November 29, 2012
Chaplains Experience Trailer Park Transformation
What was once garbage-filled trailer parks, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, has been cleansed both in appearance and spiritually in norther New Jersey.
November 16, 2012
Socks, Salvation in Sandy Relief Work
How God used crisis-trained Billy Graham chaplains and a clean pair of socks to reach the heart of a former NFL player who "lost everything" in Hurricane Sandy.
November 12, 2012
Jesus' Love Not Lost in Translation
As the Rapid Response Team chaplains continue to minister to Hurricane Sandy survivors in New Jersey, a 12-year-old boy named Josh becomes a crucial instrument to communicate God's love to his parents and neighbors.
November 5, 2012
Prayer at Top of Sandy Relief List
As the Rapid Response Team chaplains prepare to go out and minister to Hurricane Sandy victims in New Jersey, they are reminded that "the Lord has sent you here so pray, pray, pray."
November 2, 2012
From 'Total Devastation' to Salvation in N.J.
Responding to Hurricane Sandy in the Jersey Shore area, Rapid Response Team chaplains ministered at three emergency evacuation shelters on Thursday, leading one suddenly homeless Seaside Heights man to eternal life with Christ.
November 1, 2012
Chaplain Teams on the Ground in New Jersey
Crisis-trained chaplain teams are on the ground in south, central and north New Jersey, meeting with church leadership and local officials to start the Hurricane Sandy recovery process. As of Wednesday more than 2 million New Jersey residents were still without power.
October 30, 2012
Chaplains Deploying to Hurricane Sandy
The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains are deploying to areas hard hit by Hurricane Sandy.
October 25, 2012
Rapidly Responding During Horrific Tragedy
Being able to deftly respond when a tragedy hits, like this past week in New Jersey and this summer in Aurora, Colo., is one of the reasons why the Rapid Response Team chaplaincy ministry can be so effective.
October 4, 2012
Building Faith through Isaac Attic Calamity
The attic was dark and the water was rising quickly. But God was present with Anne and Glenn and the Rapid Response Team was able to encourage the couple after their narrow escape of the storm's wrath.
September 11, 2012
Restoration, Desperation, Salvation in the Gulf
The stories from the Hurricane Isaac aftermath would be hard to imagine, if not for the power of the Holy Spirit. But when the Spirit moves — as He has throughout the Gulf region — the Rapid Response Team chaplains can only marvel in the life-changing power of Christ.
September 10, 2012
Out of the Ashes of 9/11, A Ministry is Born
From the ashes of 9/11, Franklin Graham recognized the need to develop a Rapid Response Team ministry to share Christ in the midst of crisis and disasters. BGEA Festival Director Chad Hammond shares the story from a first-hand perspective.
September 5, 2012
Chaplains Finding Isaac Worse Than Katrina
When Hurricane Isaac hit New Orleans seven years to the day after Katrina, many residents who had endured a laborious rebuilding process are finding themselves emotionally empty, ready to pack their bags for good. Rapid Response Chaplains are sharing the hope and love of Christ to those searching fo
August 31, 2012
Chaplains Head to Stricken Gulf Region
En route to Plaquemines Parish just south of New Orleans this morning, Rapid Response Team chaplains Al and Toni New shared memories of ministering in nearby St. Bernard's Parish during Katrina seven years ago.
August 14, 2012
Fire, Water and Pain
With weather across the country continuing its unpredictable wild ride, Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains have been called into action to minister to people affected by wildfires in Olive, Okla., and flooding in Johnson City, Tenn.
August 7, 2012
'Intense Grief' Ministry Lingers in Aurora
In almost three weeks since the Colorado movie theatre shooting, 33 trained Billy Graham chaplains have responded with "a ministry of presence and prayer" to more than 1,500 in the Aurora community.
July 27, 2012
'This Is It! This Is It'
Even as Rapid Response chaplains continue to provide emotional and spiritual care to the Aurora community, ministry is still happening around 70 miles south, in the Colorado Springs wildfire aftermath.
July 25, 2012
The Spirit of God Hovers Over Aurora Darkness
“The Spirit of God is in Colorado, hovering over the darkness," said one RRT chaplain who is ministering in Aurora following the deadly theater shooting on July 20.
July 23, 2012
'Cries and Screams and Sobs' in Colorado
A weekend of "intense, incredible grief" in Aurora, Colorado, began with Jack and Becca Dowling ministering to shooting victims at 7:45 a.m. on Friday morning and included 14 people coming to Christ at a memorial vigil.