01:04 • October 10, 2022
Cissie Graham Lynch, daughter of Franklin Graham, lives with her family in Fort Myers, Florida, one of the areas slammed by Hurricane Ian. The state’s deadliest storm in 87 years claimed well over 100 lives, destroyed businesses, washed away homes, and tossed boats against houses, into trees, and along the roads.
“This is my town. This is my community,” said Lynch, who has been ministering alongside Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains in the area. “The spiritual need here is tremendous. People are hurting. We need prayers.”
>>Will you take a moment to pray for the town of Fort Myers and all areas left to rebuild after the storm?
For thousands of residents in Fort Myers, life has been turned upside down—on top of everyday challenges they might have faced prior to this disaster.
“Our chaplains do an incredible job to love on them, to listen, to hug them, to pray with them, to share that there is hope in the storm, that there’s a peace that can be given that the world cannot give, and that that peace is Jesus.”
“This city’s got a long road of recovery, and we’re so thankful for those who have partnered with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association,” said Lynch. “Continue to pray.”