Chaplains Arrive in Dauphin After Deadly Bus Crash

Crisis-trained Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) chaplains are in Dauphin, Manitoba, after a terrifying bus crash left 15 people dead and 10 in hospital.

The bus was taking 25 seniors from the Dauphin area to a casino on June 15 when it collided with a tractor-trailer in Carberry, west of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

“We are praying for the people of Dauphin, and our chaplains are here to offer Christ’s compassion, care, and love to hurting residents and family members,” said Merle Doherty, manager of BG-RRT Canada’s chaplains.

The Rapid Response Team’s Mobile Ministry Center vehicle has also arrived in the community, setting up at a church on Dauphin’s main street. The vehicle provides a safe, quiet place for residents to sit, talk, and receive prayer.

The Rapid Response Team’s mobile Ministry Center offers people a safe, quiet place to sit, talk, and receive prayer.

“Dauphin is a small town (with less than 9,000 residents), so this nightmare impacts so many people,” said Merle. “Our chaplains are able to provide emotional and spiritual care after horrible, tragic events like this because of the crisis training they’ve received.”

The chaplain’s deployment to Manitoba marks the second involving a devastating bus crash. In 2018, BG-RRT chaplains offered a compassionate, listening ear and, when appropriate, shared prayers and the love of Jesus with people in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, after a bus accident killed 16 people. Most of them were members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team.

The chaplains are serving alongside the local churches and will stay in Dauphin for as long as needed.

Please join us in praying for Dauphin and the family and friends of those who were killed. Ask God to help our chaplains compassionately share the hope and comfort of Jesus Christ during this tragedy.