Crisis Situations

‘His Jaw Dropped’: Longtime Addict Comes Clean

Nearly everyone is online these days, providing a virtual window into the heart of God—and His love for every one of us. Here’s one story of God at work online. “I will show my greatness … and make myself known in the eyes of many nations. Then they will know that I am the Lord.” …

Amid Global Crises, Franklin Graham Says Prayer Must Be a Priority

Franklin Graham posted the following on Facebook Thursday, in light of recent world events: Our world is aflame. We’re still reeling from a global pandemic. Over 4,000 people a day are dying from COVID-19 in India as the virus rages. Bodies still lie in refrigerated trailers in New York inside our own country. For the first time …

A Prayer for When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

With various crises wreaking havoc and pain in our world, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But focusing on our heavenly Father—instead of the storms swirling around us—can fill us with peace and strength for each day. One practical step is talking to God honestly about your fears and surrendering your life into His loving hands. …

Crisis-trained chaplains share comfort and hope at Buckingham Palace memorial

It’s not uncommon for the gates of Buckingham Palace in London to be buzzing with tourists taking photos and admiring the royal guards. But recently it’s been different. Hours after the Her Majesty the Queen  announced the death of her husband, Prince Philip, the mood around the palace was sombre. Amongst the trail of flower …

One Year Later: 430,000 Calls, Countless Prayers

A year ago this month, the pandemic threw many people into full-blown panic. Around one year ago, on March 17, calls started trickling in to the 24-hour Billy Graham Prayer Line. As the world turned on end, many realized their need for something bigger than themselves. Since then, trained volunteers and staff have answered more …

Newsletter: An Easter Message from Will Graham

Dear Friend, It’s hard to believe that three years have passed since my grandfather Billy Graham completed his journey and entered the presence of Jesus. After a lifetime of proclaiming the hope of the Saviour, God called him home. He looked forward to Heaven. It wasn’t just a “someday” or “I hope” type of longing, …

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 …