New “Compassion in Crisis” Display Now Open At the Billy Graham Library
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 6, 2016—The Billy Graham Library’s new “Compassion in Crisis” display, which will be featured from July 1 to Oct. 31, highlights how the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has impacted those affected by some of the most significant crises throughout the last several decades.
“Compassion in Crisis” gives visitors a current and historical overview of the BGEA’s two crisis response ministries: the World Emergency Fund, founded in 1973; and the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) of chaplains, founded in 2002 following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. These ministries work to provide relief—physically, emotionally and spiritually—to those affected by man-made or natural disasters.
The display also features never-before-seen artifacts, including:
- A cross made from debris from the 9/11 attacks
- A handwritten letter to Billy Graham from President Clinton expressing gratitude for Graham’s participation in the prayer service after the Oklahoma City bombing
- A handmade spoon given to RRT staff following the 2010 Haiti earthquake
“This is a very relevant display for our world today and we know it will touch many lives,” said Sonya Johnson, promotions manager of the Billy Graham Library. “It shows how passionate Billy and Franklin Graham are about practically and effectively reaching those in crisis; how big of an impact the ministries they lead have had—not just domestically, but globally as well.”
In addition to the display, visitors will be able to tour the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Mobile Ministry Center, a 10-wheeled, 10-speed Kenworth mobile command center that serves as the base of operations for the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team as they minister in devastated areas, as available.
For additional information, including dates, times and event details visit: www.BillyGrahamLibrary.org.
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The Billy Graham Library opened in 2007 and has since had more than 1 million visitors from around the world. Admission to the Library and the Journey of Faith is free. For more information on the Library and upcoming events, or to schedule a group tour, please visit www.BillyGrahamLibrary.org. You can also stay connected with the Billy Graham Library on these social media sites: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and on the Library blog.