Crisis Situations

Newsletter: Proclaiming Christ to a Desperate World

Dear Friend, The Bible says, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34, ESV). Without truth and godliness, there can be no real peace. In America, we have experienced a tumultuous political season unlike any in my lifetime. The Bible tells us to pray for our elected officials. We …

Billy Graham Chaplain: ‘Live our faith as well as we discuss our faith’

Greg Doughty is chaplain for the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT). He is part of a UK-based team of chaplains who are trained to respond to crisis situations by providing emotional and spiritual support – and share the hope of Christ to those in need.  We interviewed Greg about being an RRT chaplain, and …

Will Graham and Edward Graham Visit COVID Field Hospital

Will Graham and Edward Graham said they were encouraged by the work Billy Graham chaplains are doing on-site at a Samaritan’s Purse emergency field hospital in Lenoir, North Carolina. As hospitals become overwhelmed by the uptick in COVID-19 cases after the holidays, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team’s (BG-RRT) crisis-trained chaplains are ministering at a …

Billy Graham Chaplain Video: ‘We’re Going to See Lives Changed’

Billy Graham chaplains serving at a Samaritan’s Purse emergency field hospital in Lenoir, North Carolina, are encouraging staff and community members. Ministering alongside medical personnel in the midst of rising COVID-19 cases, chaplain coordinator Jennifer Metallo believes the Good News of Christ is being received. “We’re going to see lives changed.” Are you fearful of …

Franklin Graham: We Can Still Give Thanks

2020. A year like no other we’ve experienced. We’ve had a pandemic. We have been locked down like never before. We’ve seen incredible destruction from storms, fires, and flooding. … But in the midst of this trying year, there is no better time than now to turn our hearts toward God, who is with us …

Ministering After Deadly Flooding at North Carolina Campground

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) is offering emotional and spiritual care in North Carolina, US, where flooding inundated a residential campground and claimed five people’s lives last week. About 50 miles north of Charlotte, dozens were rescued—and others went missing—at the Hiddenite Family Campground on Thursday when floodwaters quickly rose around the South Yadkin …

Second UK Lockdown: Free Resources for Such a Time as This

COVID-19 Pandemic | BGEA Spiritual Growth Resources  With a second national lockdown looming, most of us may experience feelings of frustration and anxiousness as we approach another month of lockdown restrictions. BGEA UK would like to encourage you to take this time and use our free spiritual growth resources created for such a time as …

Losing Control in the Pandemic?

What’s your threshold for the pandemic? Some are roaring ready for everything to reopen while others stay isolated. For control freaks, it’s maddening trying to stay safe and constantly thinking about social distancing, masks and hand wipes. There’s also the responsibility of trying to keep a family safe. It can be mentally exhausting. Letting go …

3 Life-Changing Stories From Billy Graham Chaplains

As the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team ministers in the aftermath of hurricanes and wildfires, crisis-trained chaplains have witnessed God restoring people’s hearts and lives. More than 100 chaplains have deployed since late August to offer emotional and spiritual care to those facing the effects of hurricanes Sally, Laura and Delta, and the West Coast wildfires. Most …

Chaplains deploy to Birmingham after tragic stabbings

Earlier this month, a fatal stabbing shocked the city of Birmingham. One person died and seven were injured. Chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) deployed to the city, offering spiritual and emotional care to those affected. Even during the current COVID-19 situation, crisis-trained chaplains stood on the streets of Birmingham to share …

Newsletter: An update from Will Graham

Dear Friend, I just want to say thank you. In the midst of the coronavirus and uncertainty, with an incredible amount of unrest around us, you make the continued proclamation of the Gospel possible. In writing this letter, I have to be candid with you. As I watch what is happening around the world, it’s …

Brokenness in Beirut: Looking to the ‘God of Hope’

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” —Psalm 91:1-2 A massive explosion that engulfed Lebanon’s densely populated capital of Beirut Tuesday left at least 135 dead, 5,000 …