Chaplains Minister After Deadly Tornadoes Strike Arkansas, Oklahoma

By   •   May 29, 2024

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains are sharing God’s hope in Arkansas and Oklahoma, two of the many states that have been ravaged by tornadoes in recent months.

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) has deployed to Benton County, Arkansas, and Claremore, Oklahoma, after separate EF3 tornadoes struck the areas on May 25.

“Tornadoes and floods have upended so many lives this spring across our nation,” Franklin Graham said on social media. “Pray for these hurting communities.”

The tornadoes were two of a reported 25 that hit Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas, claiming the lives of at least 21 people and injuring dozens more.

“May has been a very active month for storms across the U.S.—with dozens more tornadoes being reported this past Saturday,” said Josh Holland, international director of BG-RRT. “People in Arkansas and Oklahoma are the latest group dealing with destruction left in the wake of severe storms—from bodily injuries and loss of life, to power outages and damage to personal property.”

Crisis-trained chaplains are supporting the hurting, offering them emotional and spiritual care and pointing them to Jesus Christ.

>>Please pray for those who are dealing with loss following devastating storms and for the chaplains who are serving them.