Rapid Response Team Ministers in Lone Star State After Flooding

By Todd Sumlin   •   September 26, 2019

Less than three weeks after Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas and East Coast, Tropical Storm Imelda made landfall in southeast Texas on September 17. The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) is sharing hope in the small towns of Winnie and Vidor, after they faced the one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history.
Dumping 40-some inches of rain on the Lone Star State, Imelda has been linked to five deaths.
Billy Graham chaplains offer a word of prayer before heading out with Samaritan's Purse for a day of ministry.
Seeing all the debris can be overwhelming, but knowing that God is above all things is a divine comfort.
"As we pray for the many families who have lost their homes, possessions and dreams, they are suffering more than we can imagine," RRT's International Director Jack Munday said.
A resident takes a break from clearing flood debris to talk with two Billy Graham chaplains.
Some homeowners have said that Imelda affected them more than Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm that swamped the Houston area two years ago.
The Mobile Ministry Center (MMC) is serving as the team's home base where crisis-trained chaplains offer emotional and spiritual care to the hurting communities.
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." —Psalm 147:3
A look inside the MMC, a testimony of how the Lord is working in the midst of difficult circumstances. Do you have the peace of God when life is hard? Know Christ today.
Often, pausing to pray is the most productive action one can do.
As the chaplains encourage Texans, please remember the flooded communities in your prayers.