BGEA Chaplains in West, Texas

By   •   April 20, 2013

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Rapid Response Team chaplains Desi and Carolin Perez talk with Texas law enforcement officers in West, Texas.
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An apartment building near the plant that exploded.
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The nursing home totaled by the explosion.
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BGEA crisis-trained chaplains pray with two Texas law enforcement officers.
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A badly damaged home.
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Destruction caused by the April 17 fertilizer plant explosion.
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BGEA chaplains inside the disaster zone.
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Rapid Response Team chaplain Marion Warren praying with a man in West, Texas.
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The explosion knocked out hundreds of windows in the town.
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A small business in downtown West.
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Many businesses have been forced to close their doors because no running water is available.
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Flags in West, Texas, at half-staff.
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Law enforcement officers on the railroad track, blocking off part of West, Texas.
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BGEA chaplains Marion and Judy Warren praying with residents inside a local Mexican restaurant.
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Praying with residents inside a restaurant.
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A badly damaged home.
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A look down one of the streets of West, Texas, just two blocks from the blast site.
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BGEA chaplain Marion Warren talking with residents inside a local bakery.
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Chaplains praying with people whose loved ones were hurt in the explosion.
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Crisis-trained chaplain Marion Warren leading the staff and patrons of a Texas restaurant in prayer. The restaurant manager paused business during the busy lunch rush in order to pray. A restaurant employee who was also a volunteer firefighter/EMT was killed in the explosion.
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BGEA chaplain Sue Dowdy hugging a resident.
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Three young residents hold a bake sale to raise money for victims of the explosion.
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BGEA chaplains and crew praying.
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Chaplains Bob and Judy Tefft with a resident who helped save his neighbors after the explosion.
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Chaplains Bob and Judy Tefft pray with residents.
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You can see straight through this home that was destroyed by the explosion.
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Residents pray with BGEA chaplains.
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A home badly damaged by the explosion
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The explosion damaged dozens of homes within a one mile radius of the blast site.
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Someone placed an American flag in a tree within the blast radius.
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The force of the explosion shattered hundreds of windows.
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Damage from the explosion.
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A look inside the nursing home destroyed by the explosion.
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The outside of a nursing home within the blast radius.
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Damage from the blast.
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Another view of the nursing home damaged in the explosion.

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