Chaplains Minister in Indiana After Damaging, Hurricane-Force Winds

By   •   June 16, 2022

Billy Graham chaplains are ministering in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after severe storms damaged hundreds of homes. Pictured here, chaplains pray with a woman following Hurricane Delta, a Category 2 storm that hit in early October 2020.

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) is in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after severe storms caused nearly 100 mph winds—the strongest ever recorded in the city.

More than 330 properties reported downed trees and other debris from the June 13 storm, which snapped power lines in half and overturned semitrucks. The storm system, which swept through Ohio and Indiana, was classified as a “derecho” with its straight-line, high winds.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Fort Wayne, Indiana,” said Richard Brown, senior manager of deployments and operations of the BG-RRT. “We are sending our crisis-trained chaplains to pray with, listen and share God’s love with those who have been impacted by this severe storm.”

Chaplains are offering emotional and spiritual care to recovering homeowners—partnering alongside Samaritan’s Purse, whose volunteers will be cleaning up homes. They’ve prayed with nearly 50 people, sharing how God is with them in their hardest moments.

Please pray for the chaplains’ ministry and the city of Fort Wayne.