Jackson, Mississippi, Residents Welcome Chaplain Care After Flooding

By Todd Sumlin   •   February 24, 2020

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) is in Jackson, Mississippi, after rain pounded the area, leading to heavy flooding. RRT chaplains are available to pray with residents and offer encouragement. This woman received a Spanish Bible so she can read God's Word in her native language.
Many residents lost possessions due to water damage.
The road to recovery from a natural disaster is a long one, but it helps to have people come alongside you in the journey.
"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” —Matthew 18:20
Billy Graham chaplains regularly work with sister ministry Samaritan's Purse. While chaplains offer prayer, along with emotional and spiritual care to locals, Samaritan's Purse volunteers provide hands-on disaster relief.
Waters were still abnormally high as of Tuesday.
Often times, people impacted by natural or man-made disasters are already facing crisis even before a tragic event. While it can be devastating, some draw closer to God for comfort and direction. Here, a couple of chaplains offer a free Bible.
Taking a moment from cleanup to talk to God and seek direction.
The National Weather Service has said that both the Mississippi and Missouri river valleys are likely to flood this spring. This is due in part to the unusually high water on major rivers.
A bright spot in the middle of difficult days.
Chaplains go to disaster areas to help those affected talk through the situation and to pray with them when appropriate.
Jackson is the capital and most populous city in Mississippi. Please keep this city—and surrounding areas—in prayer as families cope with loss and strive to move forward.