Biblica Brings the Hope of God’s Word to Tornado Survivors

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Biblica responds to tornado devastation in the Southeast with biblical resources to restore hope

Devastation ravages communities throughout the Southeast

"People have gone through difficult things in life anyway. And when a new storm hits them, it’s amazing to see how God opens their heart. We recognize it’s God’s Word that brings the comfort they’re looking for during crisis." --Jack Munday

Fallen trees. Overturned cars. Communities devastated. The images that we’ve seen on the news of the violent storms are embedded in our minds. For survivors of natural disasters, the psychological effects can linger for years to come. They need the strength and comfort of God’s Word to make sense of their shattered world.

Biblica is partnering with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, The Salvation Army, The Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, AL, and a coalition of churches called the Association of Related Churches (ARC). As our partners meet the much-needed physical needs of the survivors, the following biblical resources help address their emotional and spiritual needs:

  •     When Your Whole World Changes, a 30-day reading guide to help survivors through the difficult process of grieving and healing.
  •     The Survivors for children, which helps them to face five common emotions after crisis: feeling afraid, powerless, sad, angry, and lonely.
  •     Beside Quiet Waters to help survivors overcome anxiety.
  •     Bibles as resources become available. God’s Word provides strength and comfort in times of crisis.

Jack Munday, Director of Billy Graham’s Rapid Response Team said, “At least sixty percent of people in a crisis—whether they’ve lost their home to a flood, a tornado, or a fire—have already had a crisis in their life. They may have lost a family member, a job, or gone through a divorce. People have gone through difficult things in life anyway. And when a new storm hits them, it’s amazing to see how God opens their heart. We recognize it’s God’s Word that brings the comfort they’re looking for during crisis.”

We are thankful for the opportunity to bring the comfort of God’s Word to the Southeast. To join us and our alliances to provide survivors with God’s Word, please visit Biblica.com and click on the giving link.

About Biblica
Celebrating more than 200 years in ministry, Biblica provides God’s Word to people through translation, publishing, and Bible engagement. Biblica’s ministry extends worldwide, with outreach in 55 countries. Biblica has translated the Bible in more than 100 languages and is the translation sponsor and ministry publisher of the New International Version® (NIV®) of the Bible, the most widely read and trusted contemporary English translation. Through its worldwide reach, Biblica engages people with God’s Word so lives are transformed through a relationship with Jesus Christ. For more information, visit Biblica.com.

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