The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) has expanded its Oklahoma flooding deployment from Tulsa to Muskogee, another city that’s facing the overflowing Arkansas River.
The team first deployed to Tulsa, Oklahoma, on May 25. Nearly two weeks later, flooding has continued throughout the state, affecting hundreds of homes in Muskogee.
“The deployments are an hour and a half away from each other,” RRT’s Assistant Director Josh Holland said while pointing to a map with two white pins jutting out from Oklahoma. “Our hearts go out to all those who have lost everything through this flood. Many people’s lives will never be the same. Through this painful time, we’re honored to share God’s hope through Christ.”
Crisis-trained chaplains have already prayed with nearly 500 people in Tulsa, and will be offering a listening ear and word of encouragement to those in Muskogee as well. At both sites, they’re working alongside Samaritan’s Purse volunteers who are mudding out flooded homes.
In addition, Billy Graham chaplains are at four other sites across the United States, including Virginia Beach, Virginia (shooting); Dayton, Ohio (tornado); Wayne County, Michigan (flooding); and Rockport, Texas (hurricane rebuild).
With all the recent deployments, please keep those hurting from man-made and natural disasters in your prayers.