After Disastrous Flooding in Michigan, Chaplains Offer Comfort and Prayer

By   •   May 10, 2019

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) chaplains have been ministering to homeowners struck by disastrous flooding in Wayne County, Michigan. Heavy rainfall flooded about 3,000 homes in the Detroit area. Here, a homeowner gives a chaplain a hug after receiving a Bible and having her basement cleaned by volunteers.
Soggy furniture, toys and other belongings are stacked on the curb awaiting removal. Chaplains Rand Bowman and Paul Behrens talked with one Allen Park homeowner whose basement was severely damaged.
RRT chaplains are trained in crisis response and are there to offer emotional and spiritual care. Chaplain Donna Lamb talked with a homeowner in Ecorse, Michigan, who accepted Jesus as her Savior during their visit.
Chaplain Al New leads a prayer before crews go out to their assignments on Thursday, May 9, ready to help residents pick up the pieces physically and emotionally.
Chaplains Paul Behrens (right) and Rand Bowman (left) talk compassionately with Patty Higgins, a homeowner who was overwhelmed with the stress caused by flood damage to her home. Patty later in the visit.
Chaplain Rand Bowman prays with other chaplains and disaster relief workers. Please keep this Michigan community in your prayers as their homes are repaired and their hearts heal.