SAN JOSE, CA — Crisis-trained chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team are offering help and hope to the heartbroken community of San Jose, California, where nine people died in a horrific shooting on May 26.
“People are hurting. People are confused. People are angry,” said chaplain coordinator Michael Glassey. Find out how chaplains are sharing the love of Christ to the devastated city.
Michael Glassey – Billy Graham RRT Chaplain:
We are here in San Jose, California at the City Hall Memorial site where there was an unfortunate incident last week where 9 people were murdered here at the Valley Transit Authority here in San Jose, California.
The response has been absolutely amazing. People have received us. They have allowed us to come in and come alongside them. People are hurting, people are confused. People are angry, but that’s where we can come in with the love of Christ and surround them and help them get through as we can.
Today we have led a couple of people to Christ at the memorial service they had today there and we would deeply appreciate your prayers and we thank you for your support.
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.
Source: Global News Alliance, Healing in the Wake of San Jose Tragedy