FORT MYERS, FL — Cissie Graham Lynch, daughter of Franklin Graham, lives with her family in Fort Myers, Florida, one of the areas slammed by Hurricane Ian. The state’s deadliest storm in 87 years claimed well over 100 lives, destroyed businesses, washed away homes, and tossed boats against houses, into trees, and along the roads.
“This is my town. This is my community,” said Lynch, who has been ministering alongside Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains in the area. “The spiritual need here is tremendous. People are hurting. We need prayers.”
Cissie Graham Lynch:
I’m Cissie Graham Lynch and I’m here with in Fort Myers, Florida. This is my town, this is my community and of course it’s been devastated by hurricane Ian and the spiritual need here is tremendous. People are hurting. We need prayer. And that’s the amazing thing about our chaplains at the Billy Graham evangelistic association.
They have an incredible gift to go in and meet with people and they just listen. Some people just need to talk and get their stories out there and just share it and our chaplains do an incredible job to love on them, to listen, to hug them and to pray with them, to share that there is hope in the storm. That there’s a peace that can be given that the world cannot give and that peace is Jesus.
We need your prayers. The city’s got a long road of recovery and we’re so grateful for those who’ve partnered with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and who continue to pray.
About the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) proclaims the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ throughout the world by every effective means available. From its headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., the BGEA directs a wide range of domestic and international ministries, including: large-scale festivals led by evangelists Franklin Graham and Will Graham; The Billy Graham Library; The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, located outside of Asheville, N.C.; SearchforJesus.net, an Internet evangelism project reaching thousands of people for Christ online; and many others through print, television, telephone, radio and the Internet.
About the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team
The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team was developed by Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It has since grown into an international network of chaplains in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia who are specifically trained to deal with crisis situations. They have deployed to more than 300 disaster sites, including shootings, floods, hurricanes, wildfires and tornadoes.
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