Chaplains Deploy to Texas Following Historic Flooding

By   •   May 10, 2024

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team is sharing the hope of Jesus Christ in Houston, Texas—where excessive flooding impacted multiple counties in the region.

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) deployed to the Houston, Texas, area as flooding swept over a large part of the region. Catastrophic storms dropped nearly 2 feet of rain over the course of a week in parts of east Texas, causing rivers to overflow and inundate homes, businesses, and roadways.

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for 91 counties across Texas. Thousands were without power and many schools had to close. Hundreds of people had to be rescued from roads and homes.

“We’ve found that flooding can be a particularly devastating natural disaster. Often your possessions, your keepsakes, even your mattress and sofa, are right where you left them—but you can’t keep them,” said Josh Holland, international director of BG-RRT.

“The emotional toll is incalculable. Crisis-trained chaplains are coming alongside the residents of northeast Houston in their moment of loss and grief, providing comfort and the hope of Jesus in these dark days.”

Please pray for all of those who have experienced massive loss in the storms and ask God to continue to strengthen our chaplains as they minister.