CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 4, 2020 – As protests and rallies continue to take place across the country, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) will send a team of chaplains to Greensboro on Thursday evening.
RRT chaplains will be in Greensboro providing a ministry of presence during the Mission Greensboro rally.
“In response to an invitation, we are sending RRT chaplains to Greensboro to provide emotional and spiritual care with a message of hope to those who are protesting and expressing their concern for social injustice following the recent death of Mr. George Floyd,” said Jack Munday, international director of the RRT. “During our ministry in both Minneapolis and Charlotte, we have found the frustration and needs of those protesting is great as many agree to conversation and welcome prayer. We are deploying chaplains to show God’s love because most people are in crisis for many different reasons. In times like this, we know grief can be lasting and devastating. For that reason, we share God’s hope in Jesus Christ, for without Christ, we believe a person’s life can be overwhelmed with despair and hopelessness.”
RRT chaplains have been responding in Minneapolis, Minnesota, since Wednesday and in Charlotte since Sunday, supporting those communities experiencing a time of crisis surrounding the death of George Floyd.
For more information on the ministry, including videos, photos, news articles and an interactive map of former and current deployments, visit BillyGraham.org/RRT. Updates can also be found at Facebook.com/RRTChaplains.
the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team:
The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team was developed by Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It has since grown into an international network of chaplains in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia who are specifically trained to deal with crisis situations. They have deployed to more than 450 disaster sites across the globe, including shootings, floods, hurricanes, wildfires and tornadoes.
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