SBC chaplains respond to El Paso shooting

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
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1 Corinthians 13Those affected by the mass shooting in El Paso are receiving spiritual help from Southern Baptists.

Chaplains from the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention Disaster Relief are working in the community to provide spiritual comfort, says chaplain director Gordon Knight.

"We'll be going to the mall there [near where the shooting happened], to some coffee shops, to some of the community places, just to render spiritual aid for people,” he says. “Pray with folks, let them tell their story, just anything we can do to help them start healing from this tragic event."

Knight says the SBC chaplains are trained to respond to such tragic events but it’s their own prayer and Bible study that prepares them.  

“This sort of thing unfortunately happens way too often,” he tells OneNewsNow, “and we've been a part of several of these mass shooting events."

That includes responding to the tragic shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas in 2017.


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