Billy Graham chaplains offering Christ’s love to New Brunswick flood victims

A crisis-trained Rapid Response Team chaplain prays with New Brunswick residents after flooding in 2018.
A crisis-trained Rapid Response Team chaplain prays with New Brunswick residents after flooding in 2018.

As weary New Brunswick residents struggle to recover from another year of devastating floods, crisis-trained Rapid Response Team chaplains from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association are coming alongside them to offer Christ’s love and compassion.

Chaplains are arriving in flooded communities along the St. John River near Fredericton to accompany Samaritan’s Purse volunteers as they clean up damaged homes at no cost to the homeowners.

“For some residents, this year’s flood is the second time in two years that their homes have been damaged and their possessions ruined,” said Rapid Response Team Manager Merle Doherty.

“Many of them will be heartbroken. They need hope and compassion, and that’s what our chaplains are there to offer in the name of Jesus Christ.”

“Many of them will be heartbroken. They need hope and compassion, and that’s what our chaplains are there to offer in the name of Jesus Christ.”

Mobile Ministry Center travelling to Fredericton

Financial partners like you enabled us to transport our Mobile Ministry Center (MMC) from our Calgary headquarters to Journey Wesleyan Church in Fredericton, which is staging area for the chaplains and Samaritan’s Purse.
mobile ministry center
The MMC is a specially equipped truck that serves as the chaplains’ home base. It’s also a place where residents and volunteers can come to receive spiritual and emotional care in a relaxed atmosphere.

This will be the sixth Rapid Response Team deployment in response to flooding in New Brunswick since 2008.

Last year, chaplains prayed for more than 575 people during a six-week deployment in the Fredericton region. We praise God for working through them to bring 18 people to faith in Christ, “the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth” (Rev. 1:5, ESV).

Please pray with us for New Brunswick flood victims, for the volunteers who are helping them in Jesus’ Name, and for the chaplains who are offering them “a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3). And please financially support the life-changing work God is doing through this ministry.