Chaplains Minister After Deadly Tornado Tears Through the Midwest

By   •   March 18, 2024

RAn EF-3 tornado ripped through the Midwest on March 14—leaving behind a trail of destruction in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Arkansas, Illinois, and Missouri. Chaplains are responding in some of the hardest-hit areas and sharing God's peace with the grieving.

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) has deployed chaplains to Logan County, Ohio, and Winchester, Indiana, in the wake of a tragic EF-3 tornado that tore through the Midwest on March 14.

“I could best describe it as a bomb going off,” said a sheriff in Logan County, “unbelievable damage.”

Communities in Logan County—one of the hardest-hit regions—are mourning the loss of three people who were killed in the storm.

At least 30 people were injured in Winchester, Indiana, as the powerful winds damaged or completely flattened more than 100 homes.

Chaplains are sharing about the peace that is available through a relationship with Jesus Christ as they offer emotional and spiritual support to the hurting.

“Will you join me in praying for those who have suffered so much loss in these storms and for our teams as we respond in Jesus’ Name?” Franklin Graham asked in a Facebook post.

A mobile ministry center was also sent to provide a space for chaplains to encourage and pray with people as they begin to grapple with the devastation around them.

“We can’t even begin to imagine what a scary situation this must have been for people. We are praying for all those impacted by this storm,” said Josh Holland, international director of the BG-RRT.

>>Please pray for those Indiana and Ohio residents who are dealing with so much loss and for the chaplains who are serving there.