The Headlines: Hurricane Ida Causes Mass Devastation

On August 29, the 16-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the southern border of Louisiana braved yet another deadly storm: Hurricane Ida. Samaritan’s Purse was on the ground just hours after the category 4 storm cleared—immediately receiving a flood of requests from homeowners asking for help. Kristy Graham hears first-hand from ministry leadership working in the disaster zone.
On August 29, the 16-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the southern border of Louisiana braved yet another deadly storm: Hurricane Ida. Samaritan’s Purse was on the ground just hours after the category 4 storm cleared—immediately receiving a flood of requests from homeowners asking for help. Kristy Graham hears first-hand from ministry leadership working in the disaster zone.

– Samaritan’s Purse is looking for volunteers to be the hands and feet of Christ in Louisiana! Check out SPvolunteer.org to see how you can serve.

– Visit our website to read more stories about how our team is encouraging families in the wake of Hurricane Ida.

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Show Notes

Two weeks ago, on August 29, 2021, Hurricane Ida’s path took a devastating turn as it barreled toward the southeastern border of Louisiana. The Category 4 storm unearthed trees, homes, and communities as it spread through the Greater New Orleans area. All the while, Samaritan’s Purse U.S. Disaster Relief teams were tracking the storm and standing by to assess the damage.

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Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2001, is a somber anniversary of the day that changed the United States forever. In this reflective episode, we honor and remember the lives that were lost on 9/11 and those who defended our freedom in the wars that followed. Kristy Graham offers personal reflections and shares Billy Graham’s address to the nation in the days that followed the 9/11 attacks.

– Watch Billy Graham’s 9/11 Message at the National Cathedral only days following the attacks.

– Call the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) 24-hour Prayer Line at 888-388-2683, if you’d like prayer and support during this somber 9/11 anniversary.

Show Notes

September 11, 2001, marks the solemn day when the United States experienced the worst terrorist attack on our own soil. On the Ground with Samaritan’s Purse is pausing to reflect, honor, and remember those who were lost on 9/11, as well as those that served and gave their lives while protecting our nation’s freedom in the wars that followed.

Kristy Graham opens the episode with her thoughts and condolences regarding the 20-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. She tells listeners that her hope and prayer through this remembrance is that the United States can once again be united. Kristy then shares her grandfather-in-law Billy Graham’s address to the country at the National Cathedral.

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The Headlines: 5 Minutes in 4 Places

News is changing by the hour. All around the world, people are experiencing unthinkable devastation, and Samaritan’s Purse is in the middle of it—helping in Jesus’ Name. Kristy Graham asks key leaders to share current updates from our work with Hurricane Ida in Louisiana, COVID-19 outbreaks in Mississippi, the earthquake in Haiti, and the crisis in Afghanistan.
– Check out our episode called, “After the Shock: Haiti Earthquake,” to hear stories from our Disaster Assistance Response Team and the beneficiaries we’re helping on the ground in Haiti.

– Listen to “In the News – Responding to the Afghanistan Crisis.” Kristy shares how Samaritan’s Purse was able to quickly mobilize critical relief supplies and disaster responders to help care for families in the wake of the heartbreaking events in Afghanistan.

– Read “Staff, Trucks on the Ground in Louisiana After Hurricane Ida,” to learn how to pray more specifically for victims of the hurricane and our teams on the ground.

– To volunteer with Samaritan’s Purse U.S. Disaster Relief, visit spvolunteer.org to learn about how you can help alongside us in Jesus’ Name.

Show Notes

2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and a sound mind.”

Thank you for joining us for another episode of On the Ground with Samaritan’s Purse, hosted by Kristy Graham. In recent days, Samaritan’s Purse has been responding to simultaneous disasters affecting families around the world. Kristy Graham sits down with strategic leaders in the ministry to share updates on how we’re helping after Hurricane Ida in Louisiana, rising COVID-19 cases in Mississippi, the earthquake in Haiti, and the tragedy in Afghanistan.

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