Rapid Response Team Chaplains Encourage SC Flood Victims

By Tommy Berry   •   October 30, 2015

chaplain shakes hand
In cooperation with the local Emergency Operations Center, Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains deployed alongside Samaritan’s Purse to the communities of Jedburg, Summerville and Andrews, South Carolina, in response to severe flooding.
flooded yard
Some parts of South Carolina are still soggy as floodwaters recede.
Puddles of water from the flooding still remain, giving these two a chance to splash around.
chaplain talks with man
“We have felt more love from the chaplains than ever in our lives ... and it's for sure you guys love us and are real," a flood survivor told the chaplains.
chaplain shares Gospel
Chaplains pray for discernment when opportunities arise to share the Gospel with homeowners who are open to hearing about the hope of Jesus Christ.
Bulldozer with trash
Debris lines the streets of many neighborhoods.
group huddles
A quick huddle in the rain.
Piled debris from nearby homes.
Men carry wood
Samaritan's Purse volunteers help with cleanup.
boat in yard
A boat washed into someone's yard.
Chaplain repairing floor
Aside from praying with individuals and sharing the hope of Christ, chaplains sometimes lend a hand in the homes Samaritan's Purse volunteers work on.
group praying
Continue to pray for those affected by the flooding.
group praying
A chaplain and Samaritan's Purse volunteer pray with a man in front of the Rapid Response Team trailer.
chaplains pray
The historic and unprecedented flooding claimed multiple lives and caused widespread devastation across the state of South Carolina. But it also opened doors for those in need of hope to receive prayer and encouragement.
Debris in yard
Destroyed belongings thrown about.
prayer circle
Rapid Response Team chaplains and Samaritan's Purse volunteers join in prayer outside a home in Andrews, South Carolina.
Group praying
With all the mud and debris, it was better to not hold hands. But, this group did what they had to in order to connect with homeowners.
prayer circle
Chaplains have prayed with dozens since arriving in mid-October.
residents hold bibles
These residents were presented with a Bible after prayer.
Chaplains pray inside a local church.