Billy Graham Chaplains Bring Hope After Grocery Store Shooting

By   •   September 30, 2021

On Thursday, September 23, a shooter opened fire inside a Kroger grocery store in Collierville, Tennessee, located about 30 miles from Memphis. Ten store employees and five customers were shot, including one woman who died.
chaplains pray with woman outside kroger grocery store
A team of 10 Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) chaplains have deployed to the city, ready to support those processing this devastating event. Here, chaplains pray with a woman in front of the Kroger grocery store where the shooting took place.
The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team’s Mobile Ministry Center is parked onsite, and chaplains are offering prayer and hope to those who need it. >>Read the full story.
During each Rapid Response Team deployment, crisis-trained chaplains offer a listening ear and have conversations with residents and those affected by the tragedy. In times like this, many people have unanswered questions, and BG-RRT chaplains are able to share the hope of the Gospel and remind the hurting of God's love.
Such conversations can take place anywhere, even through a car window. This is the ministry of presence mentioned in Galatians—"Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ" (Galatians 6:2).
Please join in praying for the victims of the Collierville shooting and their families as they heal physically, mentally and emotionally from this tragic experience.