In times of crisis like this one, the true nature of people comes out. Which will throw some serious wrenches in a carefully-constructed Orange Man Bad narrative.
Franklin Graham is unabashedly pro-Trump.
He has also said some very politically incorrect things about Woke politics ranging from gender politics to political Islam. Not surprisingly, the Left HATES him for it, dismissing him as a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad person.
Then along came a crisis.
Have you heard of Samaritan’s Purse? It’s an organization he founded to help people in need around the world. Including airlifting a field hospital to Italy in the midst of this crisis.
You may be more familiar with their program of collecting shoeboxes full of gifts to be given to needy children around the world in ‘Operation Christmas Child‘.
Now, Samaritan’s Purse has reached out their helping hands to New York City.
Staff members are quickly setting up an Emergency Field Hospital in East Meadow in New York City’s Central Park to provide care for patients seriously ill with COVID-19. A 72-member Disaster Assistance Response Team, including doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel is now on the ground.
Coronavirus patients will be coming to us from our partner, the Mount Sinai Health System. The first priority is to move patients from Mount Sinai Brooklyn and Mount Sinai Queens.
Today volunteers from local churches are helping our staff set up the 14-tent, 68-bed respiratory care unit, which was prepared especially for this response to provide much needed support and to help save lives during the coronavirus pandemic. The field hospital, in partnership with Mount Sinai Health System and intergovernmental agencies, is expected to open on Tuesday.
“People are dying from the coronavirus, hospitals are out of beds, and the medical staff are overwhelmed,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse. “We are deploying our Emergency Field Hospital to New York to help carry this burden. This is what Samaritan’s Purse does—we respond in the middle of crises to help people in Jesus’ Name. Please pray for our teams and for everyone around the world affected by the virus.”
…Luther Harrison, vice president for Samaritan’s Purse North American Ministries, prayed with our staff before a convoy of tractor trailers left North Carolina on March 28 and began the drive to New York City.
“Lord, our name is on the side of these trucks, but more importantly, Your Name is on the side of these trucks. We commit ourselves and our mission to You,” he said.
“Our U.S. Disaster Relief team, international relief team, medical ministries—the whole organization—has come together for this response at the two epicenters of the disease,” Harrison said. “This is what it means to be the Body of Christ. We’re all coming together to represent the Lord, and every role is important. This whole team is committed to doing all they can to help people in Jesus’ Name.” —Samaritian’s Purse
While militant secularists enjoy their opportunities to blast Christians over ‘thoughts and prayers’, it is helpful to remember that THIS is what the practical outgrowth of such ‘thoughts and prayers’ looks like in real life.
Donated supplies. Resources. Volunteers.
All done to honor the name of Jesus Christ and to live out in real time the gospel message he sent his church to share in his name.