Crisis Situations

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 …

Newsletter: Unprecedented opportunities in an unprecedented time

Dear Friend, Fear is gripping many hearts in this global pandemic, and people don’t know where to turn for hope. The Gospel we proclaim is the only message that can bring peace in the midst of any storm in life. “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, …

Will Graham Offers 5 Truths About Prayer

Will Graham shares 5 points on what prayer is and what it accomplishes. Put yourself in the place of the disciples for a moment. They were with Jesus, the most important person in the history of the world. They had seen miracle after miracle. They knew that Christ held boundless wisdom and power. They could …

Will Graham: Finding Focus During a Pandemic

(Photo above): Will Graham, vice president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. How has the coronavirus pandemic and quarantine affected you? Perhaps when it began you were fearful, and then confused, and now frustrated. Maybe you know somebody—or multiple people—who have been gravely ill or even died from this terrible virus. Perhaps you’ve been so …

Unsure of Your Future? Pray with a Billy Graham Chaplain Today

“You may not know what the future holds, there’s so much uncertainty in the world today, but I do know Who holds that future.” Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), shares how you can have hope even in life’s most unpredictable moments by placing your trust in God alone. If you would …

Biblical Encouragement for Healthcare Professionals Treating COVID-19

“I will extol You, my God, O King, and I will bless your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless you. And I will praise Your name forever and ever.” —Psalm 145:1-2 Anika Magwood, now a retired nurse of 30 years, remembers her faith being shaken after a little boy died in her …

Will Graham Q&A: How Can I Share Jesus During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

Q. How can I share the hope of Jesus with others right now? A. We are currently at the intersection of a few very important realities. First, many people are facing fear and hopelessness. They are afraid because the things to which they cling (their money, relationships, jobs and health, for instance) have been proven to …