Gallery: Chaplains Ministering After Twin Tornadoes Strike Nebraska

By   •   June 23, 2014

Toni New in Nebraska
Rapid Response Team chaplain Toni New talks with residents of Pilger, Nebraska.
Pilger was devastated by twin tornadoes on June 16.
All of BGEA's chaplains are trained to respond to crises. Here, a chaplain chats with a survivor of the twin tornadoes. The chaplain volunteer network extends through 48 states.
Chaplains and Pilger residents prayed together in a local park.
Up to 75 percent of the town was destroyed by the twin twisters.
Al New, Rapid Response Team deployment manager, lends a listening ear.
The small town of 378 people was left with very little standing.
Al and Toni New pray with locals whose lives were suddenly turned upside down.
A mangled car stands in the rubble as a reminder of how devastating the EF-4 tornado was on June 16.
Al and Toni New pray over one of the residents who almost didn't survive the tornado strike.
The damage was severe with nearly every business destroyed.
Listening to stories of survival in Pilger, Nebraska. The Rapid Response Team has deployed to more than 175 disasters in the past decade. To help support this ministry, visit:

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  1. Jose says:

    God bless his ministries

  2. Maxwell Marsah says:

    God. I thank You for the lives of the residents of this place!!!!!!!

  3. Nandor Farkas says:

    I pray for those whose suffered by the tornado, and I pray for those who help to rebuild. JESUS Bless our chaplains and help them to rebuild these houses and homes.

  4. valsa abraham. says:

    I thank God for Billy Graham and his ministry.May God bless him and his ministry.

  5. Yvonne Green says:


  6. Matt T says:

    Prayers for healing and rebirth of this courageous community.

  7. Sherry Cunningham says:

    Thanks for sending in chaplains to areas where hope is needed.

  8. Yvone Flores says:

    Be strong and courageous, do not afraid or discouraged, for the Lord our God is with you all… My prayers go out to all people from Pilger, Nebraska and our sister and brothers in Christ.

  9. Edith Richards says:

    The Lord gives and takes away

  10. J. C. Cranford says:

    I am so very sorry for what the people of Pilger have gone through. I pray that through the members of the Rapid Response Team that these people will know how much God loves them and how we are all sending our love and prayers to them.

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