Another round of late-winter tornadoes tore through the nation’s heartland late Friday and early Saturday, leaving dozens killed and scores of people homeless. BGEA Rapid Response Team chaplains have deployed to affected communities in four states, serving alongside volunteers from Samaritan’s Purse. The chaplains will be ministering to the spiritual and emotional needs of storm victims in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and North Carolina, offering the hope and love of Jesus Christ.
Formed shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the BGEA Rapid Response Team has deployed to scores of disasters and crisis situations ranging from Hurricane Katrina to the Virginia Tech shooting to the Haiti earthquake. In the years since the ministry was formed, hundreds of volunteer chaplains have been trained across the United States and around the world.
“These are men and women that have been specially trained that can go on a moment’s notice and stand alongside the ministers in a community and help them deal with the crisis,” said BGEA CEO Franklin Graham. “I just thank God that He has given us this unique ministry.”
Please pray for those affected by these terrible storms – and for those who are working to bring both practical help and spiritual support to the victims. Will you also consider a donation to the Rapid Response Team ministry of the BGEA?