Two of our Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains have deployed to Gawler in bushfire ravaged South Australia, to minister to victims who have lost homes, livestock, crops and more in the tragic fires that claimed two lives.
After initial preparation, the two took a drive into the disaster area, asking God to provide Divine direction. Stopping at a farm, they met a young man who was working to salvage some things from his home which had been destroyed.
The young farmer had recently built the property and was finding the magnitude of the loss of the family’s home, family memories, farm buildings and 40% of his crop in the fires overwhelming. He had heard that Samaritans Purse volunteers were in the area and would talk with his family about possible assistance when the insurers gave approval for demolition.
The Chaplains left some personal gifts for theyoung man’s family, including two ‘Trauma Teddy’ stuffed toys for the children, assuring him that they are available and that Samaritan’s Purse is also here to help.They are praying with him for rain, so that a covering crop can protect the exposed ground from further erosion.
Please pray for Kerry and Beverley and that God will open doors and hearts as they minister across the churches, community and SP volunteers in the area.

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