PHOTOS: Chaplains Minister in California After Deadly Wildfires

By Earl Davidson   •   December 15, 2017

Chaplain on knee, talking to a man seated
Crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) are in Ventura County, California, to minister to those affected by the Thomas wildfire. They provide hope in their conversations with those facing severe loss.
A circle of men praying
Just being there for others can be a huge comfort in times of crisis.
A few people huddled in prayer, arms on each other's shoulders
The blaze began on Monday night, Dec. 4, and has spread across thousands of acres, destroying hundreds of homes and creating a need for water, clothing and other basic necessities.
Three men, including two chaplains, stand outside a mobile home, talking
Tens of thousands of people in the area were forced to evacuate their homes.
Chaplains pray with firefighters near fire truck
First responders come together to pray.
Chaplains have prayed with and comforted more than 31,000 people this past year in the wake of many crises and disasters.
Many affected by the fire face long, hard days. Chaplains are there to offer encouragement and fellowship.
man in scooter with small boy on his lap, holding hands in prayer with chaplains
A group gathers in prayer for a family that faced the Thomas fire. Prayers are continuously needed for those impacted by the fires in California.

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  1. Serene says:

    Very good job for humanity!

  2. Barbara Smith says:

    Thank you for the updates.

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