After School Shooting, RRT Chaplains Deploy to Texas

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team deployed crisis-trained chaplains to Santa Fe, Texas, following a mass shooting at Santa Fe High School, where two teachers and eight students were killed and more than a dozen injured, including a Santa Fe Independent School District police officer.

The May 18 tragedy was the 22nd school shooting in 2018 where someone was hurt or killed.

“We have witnessed on multiple occasions—from Hurricane Harvey to Sutherland Springs, and Richardson to now in Santa Fe—the hurt and loss that Texans have experienced over the last year,” said Jack Munday, international director of the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team.

Seventeen RRT chaplains deployed to Santa Fe and prayed with more than 1,800 people in the Texas community. Six made decisions for Christ. In crises like this, “We have found that the only hope is in Christ,” Munday said. “He can touch that broken heart and bring the healing that is so desperately needed.”

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