By BGEA | First Published: August 29, 2016
After 10 days of offering Christ’s love and compassion to residents of Munich, Germany, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains finished their work in the violence-scarred city on August 2.
Residents were reeling after a gunman murdered nine people and injured 36 more in and near a McDonald’s restaurant on July 22. The incident ended when the man killed himself in front of two police officers.
Six chaplains, including two Canadians, were deployed to the city. They prayed with almost 120 people, showing them “the love of God [that] was manifested toward us” (1 John 4:9, NKJV).
“The Canadian chaplains who responded had been missionaries in Germany for 25 years,” said Canadian Rapid Response Team Manager Merle Doherty. “They were honored to be able to return and offer emotional care to a community that had been traumatized.”
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