Bringing Christ’s Comfort to a City in Turmoil

By T.J. Petrino   •   August 29, 2020

After several nights of racial unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, local churches invited the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) to offer their ministry of presence.
Demonstrations have taken place since Jacob Blake was shot by police on August 23.
Protests turned violent late on August 25, leaving two people dead and one injured. Here, chaplains talk with a local about everything that's happened.
Two Billy Graham chaplains arrived in the city August 27, with more joining them later.
These crisis-trained chaplains are talking to locals and explaining the Gospel in light of these recent events.
Due to continued tension between demonstrators and law enforcement, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers declared a state of emergency and called in the National Guard.
The Rapid Response Team shows no partiality, knowing that all people need the love of Jesus Christ.
Multiple local churches came together to pray for their city in Kenosha’s Civic Center Park.
Throughout the downtown area, many buildings are boarded up in case the protests turn violent.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” —John 14:27
Please join us in praying for this city in turmoil.