BG-RRT Chaplains Deploy to Ukraine

from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

RRT Chaplains ministering in the Samaritans Purse emergency field hospital in Lviv Ukraine parking garage.

Dozens of chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) are on the ground in Lviv, Ukraine, offering hope and providing comfort and compassion to families who have been forced to flee their homes. The team of crisis-trained chaplains are serving alongside medical personnel with Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian disaster relief organization that is operating an Emergency Field Hospital and a triage clinic near a busy train station.
“In a crisis like this, the greatest need is spiritual. These chaplains are ministering to people who are hurting and have lost everything. Even though chaplains don’t have all the answers to every question a person may ask, they’re able to share the hope that we have in Jesus Christ and remind people that God hasn’t forgotten them and He loves them,” said Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse.
BG-RRT is partnering with local churches to equip even more chaplains to respond to the disaster and has trained over one hundred Ukrainian men and women to become chaplains.
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