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Restoring hope in Ebbw Vale

“I feel we’ve really been blessed,” said John Colney, minister at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Ebbw Vale, South Wales. “This was one of the best trainings I’ve been to.” He was speaking about a Sharing Hope in Crisis seminar which Samaritans Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association put on at his church last …

British high street banker brings comfort in Berlin

After he retired from branch banking at the age of 53, Douglas Barr-Hamilton discovered a new gift. It was to bring the presence of God to people in crisis in foreign lands. Douglas was part of the Rapid Response Team deployed to Berlin after the tragedy on 19 December. A lone Islamic terrorist had hijacked …

Sharing hope in Shipley

Anne Hyams from Bexhill-on-Sea is someone who has learned over a lifetime how to share hope in crisis. She is now 68, and describes herself as “fit and well, apart from some minor mechanical problems”. Anne trained as a doctor and served for many years among the Zulus in a rural part of South Africa, …

Silent witness to God’s love

“I’m nearly sixty, and I walk with a frame; but God really used me,” said Sue. In July 2016 Sue Davis deployed as a member of the Rapid Response Team, following the Bastille Day terrorist attack in Nice which left 84 people dead. Sue’s normal work is as a Fieldwork Tutor at Moorlands Bible College, …

‘There’s Been an Attack’: Trauma Still Affecting Many in Nice, France

Following the devastating terrorist attack in Nice, France, crisis-trained Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains have been in the city offering emotional and spiritual care for those affected. With similar attacks dominating headlines around the world recently, many have been deeply affected. Yet, the work of Rapid Response Team and others can help people deal …

‘Love And Compassion’ At Core Of BGEA Chaplain Deployment To Nice, France

An international team of crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) spent Monday morning walking along the Promenade des Anglais, ministering to people in the aftermath of last week’s attack in Nice, France. Makeshift memorials of flowers and candles covered blood stains left by those mowed down in an apparent act of …

Standing with Munich

Following the shopping mall shooting in Munich in June 2016, Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains brought a “ministry of presence” to the local community as the shock wore off and the grieving process set in. Watch how chaplains bring comfort to Joseph, who was present when the shootings took place and was still experiencing …

BGEA Chaplains Share Light of Christ in Shaken, Terror-Stricken Brussels

In the wake of deadly terrorist attacks last week in Brussels, Belgium, crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team have deployed to the area to offer emotional and spiritual care. Jeff Naber, a crisis-trained chaplain with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT), was looking for lighters Monday morning during his deployment in …