WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: NRB Members Respond to Catastrophic Impact of Hurricane Ian in Florida

NRB | September 29, 2022 | Member News

Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc in Central Florida overnight, leaving millions of Florida residents without power on Thursday morning. As of this writing, significant fatalities have been reported, and water rescues are underway. Catastrophic flooding, strong winds, and torrential downpours continue in the wake of the storm, with the full extent of property damage yet to be seen.

“A number of our members are broadcasting and operating their ministries in the area affected by Hurricane Ian, and we are keeping them, and all those in the path of this storm, in prayer as the storm develops,” said NRB President & CEO Troy A. Miller to Fox News. “We also have member organizations who are currently on the ground being the hands and feet of Jesus—bringing support and meeting the needs of the community throughout this emergency.”

NRB members have issued statements in response to the devastating impact of the storm. If your organization issued a statement that you would like added to this list, please email presscenter@nrb.org.

BILLY GRAHAM EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION: “As Hurricane Ian makes landfall on Florida’s Southwest coast, will you join us in praying for those in the path of the storm? We are assessing the situation and have crisis-traine RRT chaplains ready to deploy.”

D. JAMES KENNEDY MINISTRIES: “Will you stop what you are doing and take a few minutes to pray for all those in the path of Hurricane Ian? Lives are at stake with this catastrophic storm.”

GALCOM USA: “Many Galcom friends & supporters call Florida home. Please pray they will each have wisdom & protection as Hurricane Ian approaches.”

JONI AND FRIENDS: “Hurricane Ian is anticipated to turn into a category 4 hurricane, make landfall in west Florida, and then go through central Florida, where our local Joni and Friends office is based. This hurricane could cause catastrophic damage, resulting in power outages that could last for weeks and possibly months. We know it can be difficult for people living with disability to evacuate and handle the critical needs that follow a disaster like this, and we stand ready to help. Please pray for families living with disability in Florida, for the safety of the most vulnerable, and for our Joni and Friends staff as they serve those in need. May the Lord use this crisis to draw many people to himself.”

LOVE A CHILD INC.: “With Hurricane Ian already lashing the coastal area around Fort Myers, our Love A Child office building is holding up fine so far, but we have had to close the office through Thursday at least. Depending upon the damage from the storm, we may be able to reopen Friday, or maybe early next week. Thank you for your prayers, your understanding, and your support during this time.”

MICHAEL YOUSSEF, LEADING THE WAY: “We are praying for ALL of our friends in the path of hurricane Ian.”

SAMARITAN’S PURSE: “As Hurricane Ian makes its way towards the United States, please join us in praying for the peace and safety of all those in its path.”

Join NRB and our members in praying for the victims of Ian as the storm continues to level significant damage across the state of Florida.

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