PONTYPRIDD, Wales, 24 February, 2020 – The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) has deployed crisis-trained chaplains to south Wales to offer emotional and spiritual support after deadly floods have devastated the area.
A team of seven chaplains are currently partnering with local churches and ministering in affected communities after hundreds of families have been forced to evacuate their homes nationally as rivers have burst their banks causing their worst floods since 2014.
“Our chaplains are hard at work supporting the response of the local church here in Pontypridd, Wales”, said Nigel Fawcett-Jones, RRT manager for the UK. “We can’t comprehend the emotional challenge the local residents are enduring right now as it continues to rain, but we are blessed to have the opportunity to support them and show the love of Christ during this time of crisis”.
In addition to the deployment in south Wales, RRT chaplains continue to serve around the world, responding to flooding and tornadoes in the United States, earthquakes in Puerto Rico, and bushfires in Australia.
For more information on the ministry, and further information on our RRT Chaplain deployments visit BillyGraham.org.uk.
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 11th September, 2001. It has since grown into an international network of chaplains in the US, Australia, Canada and the UK 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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