Chaplains Share Light of Christ in Hainault

She Found Christ in the Midst of Tragedy

A Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplain kneels near the scene of the attack in Hainault

After a deadly sword attack killed a 14-year-old boy and injured four others on 30 April, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) deployed four crisis-trained chaplains to Hainault, London, to minister to this hurting community.

Giselle* was one of the London Underground staff working in the surrounding area covering Hainault’s station on 1 May. She was releasing local staff to recover from the shock of the previous day’s events that had unfolded outside the station.

Having spoken to one of the BG-RRT chaplains a couple of times during the day, Giselle felt comfortable having a more in-depth conversation about the events that had happened.


A Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplain ministers to a woman in Hainault.

She shared that she was fearful—especially due to the violence that regularly takes place on or near the transport network and the near daily abuse that staff have to endure.

The chaplain listened to Giselle and gently shared about the peace and hope that can be experienced even in the midst of tragedy through Jesus Christ.

The chaplain used “Steps to Peace With God” to clearly explain the Gospel message, and Giselle prayed to receive Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour.

Will you help others in the midst of grief find the hope of Christ? Your gift today will help deploy BG-RRT chaplains from the UK to provide emotional and spiritual support to those affected in times of crisis.

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Please also continue to pray for the community of Hainault. Ask the Lord to comfort them and draw many to Himself.

Thank you for your heart to share God’s love with those who are grieving. May the Lord richly bless you!

*Name changed to protect privacy.

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” —Psalm 46:1, ESV