A Need for Hope: Force of Hurricane Dorian Felt from the Bahamas to the Carolinas

By   •   September 6, 2019

Even through loss and destruction, God can move mightily. Thank you for continuing to pray God's love, peace and protection will cover all affected by Hurricane Dorian. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)
Photos of the destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian in Abaco Island, Bahamas, are gut-wrenching. The death toll from Dorian has climbed to 43 and is expected to rise significantly. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Gaudenzi)
Now that the storm has passed, Bahamians are left to sift through what's left of their homes and belongings. Crisis-trained RRT chaplains deployed to the Bahamas on Wednesday to work alongside Samaritan's Purse and provide emotional and spiritual care to those affected. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Plywood with the names of memorable hurricanes covered storefront windows in New Bern, North Carolina, as businesses and residents braced for the storm's arrival on Thursday. Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) chaplains are deploying to the Carolina towns of Wilmington, New Bern and Horry County. >> Help provide comfort and the hope of Jesus Christ where it's needed most. (Gray Whitley/Sun Journal via AP)
As Dorian moved past Florida and up the East Coast on Wednesday, shelters were prepared for evacuees in North and South Carolina. (Casey Toth/The News & Observer via AP)
A glimpse of joy despite uncertain times for millions of residents as Dorian remains a strong, destructive storm. Thursday afternoon, Franklin Graham sent out an urgent call to prayer to ministry supporters. "God can use you to bring comfort and peace in Jesus’ Name as you pray," he said. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News via AP)
North Carolina residents braced for the unpredictable storm well ahead of its arrival. (Gray Whitley/Sun Journal via AP)
Powerful winds on the outskirts of Hurricane Dorian caused a tornado that touched down in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, Thursday. No injuries were reported but some areas in the beach town saw extensive damage. (AP Photo/Tom Copeland)