BGEA Chaplains in West, Texas

By   •   April 20, 2013

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