Crisis Situations

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 …

Lebanese Pastor Shares 5 Prayer Requests After Explosion

Anger. Stress. Hopelessness. The Lebanese people were grappling with these feelings even before a huge explosion shook their capital city Tuesday. Between ongoing economic issues and political tensions, this tragedy is now another burden the tiny country has to bear. “There is shock and devastation everywhere,” Milad Dagher told the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) …

VIDEO: In a Desperate World, There’s Still Reason for Hope

From the lingering pandemic to nationwide protests, our world is in despair. But, Franklin Graham explains, there is hope for a better world—and it’s found in Jesus Christ. >> READ: Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Ministering in Minneapolis Amid Protests “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that …

Newsletter: Sharing Hope in Crisis

Dear Friend, During these uncertain times, Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) chaplains are actively deploying, bringing the comfort, hope and truth of the Lord Jesus Christ to hurting people affected by COVID-19 as well as other natural disasters. Thank you for your prayers and gifts which help take the Gospel into crisis situations. We …

‘We Can Settle This Once and Forever’: A Life-Changing Online Chat

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, people have been turning to the internet for answers to spiritual questions that suddenly seem more pressing. At the onset of the crisis, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s online ministry Search for Jesus (SFJ) created new Christ-centred web pages to point people to hope in the midst of the pandemic. These pages …