Billy Graham Chaplains Responding After Terrorism Strikes Brussels

People gather at a street memorial for the victims of the Brussels attacks. (Reuters)
People gather at a street memorial for the victims of the Brussels attacks. (Reuters)

In the aftermath of terrorist attacks yesterday in Belgium, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team is sending chaplains to provide emotional and spiritual care to those affected by the tragedies.

“The entire city has been traumatized,” said Jack Munday, international director of the Rapid Response Team. “They are suffering grief, and our mission would be to work alongside the churches of Brussels, to follow the model of Christ where He went to the people.”

The goal is to share the hope of Jesus with an area that experienced utter tragedy on Tuesday when terrorists detonated bombs in the Brussels international airport and nearby metro station. At least 30 people were killed and hundreds more were wounded.

This is the Rapid Response Team’s first deployment to the capital of Belgium, and it will be a joint deployment with the international Rapid Response Team offices from Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Jeff Naber and Ray Garcia, two United States chaplains who previously served in deployments to Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, are in the process of heading to Brussels now. They hope to be in the Belgium capital by this weekend and stay for two weeks. In addition to working alongside the local churches, the chaplains initially will focus on being available for prayer at memorial sites.

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SOURCE: Charisma News
Kellie Van Gilder