from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
In the final month of 2021, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) deployed to six locations, five as a result of natural disasters.
On Dec. 1, crisis-trained BG-RRT chaplains went to Oxford Township, Michigan, after a student opened fire at a high school.
A deadly string of tornadoes that swept through the Midwest resulted in four deployments, including northeast Arkansas and Mayfield, Bowling Green and Dawson Springs, Kentucky. Nearly 100 chaplains have served between the four communities, praying with more than 4,000 people.
The BG-RRT closed out 2021 with a New Year’s Eve deployment to Boulder County, Colorado, after 100 mph winds caused the rapid spread of the Marshall Fire, destroying hundreds of homes and displaced thousands of families.
The BG-RRT deployed 51 times in 2021, the most new deployments in one year since the ministry was founded after the attacks of 9-11. Nearly 1,300 chaplains served across the United States, praying with more than 40,000 people in 2021.
For more information about the BG-RRT ministry, visit billygraham.org/RRT.