Relief Chaplain uses his EE training to bring Hope posted by Evangelism Explosion on Sep 18, 2017
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Chip West traveled from Ohio to Houston as part of the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team to bring hope to some of the 20,000 victims displaced by the storm, who are now living in “mega shelters” throughout the city. While there, Chip and his fellow chaplains prayed with hundreds of people and witnessed many professions of faith.
But Chip is also trained in EE, and says that he always uses the two questions after listening to someone’s story. “Their responses help me find out where they are at – whether they are atheist or believe they are a Christian, but relying on their good works.”
Chip often uses the Scriptures he learned from his EE training for his ministry as a chaplain. “They all come in handy. They are all tools I have in my toolbox.”
As a result, he has seen many salvations and lives changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. “People are being transformed from having no hope, and losing everything, to finding Christ and knowing that they can start again. Now, they have hope.”