- Samaritan’s Purse, the ministry founded by Franklin Graham, opened a 68-bed field hospital in New York’s Central Park on April 1 to help treat the overflow of COVID-19 patients streaming into Manhattan’s Mt. Sinai Hospital.
- On Thursday’s 700 Club, Graham told CBN’s Pat Robertson that there’s a lot of despair and hopelessness in New York right now, even though the number of patients entering hospitals is dropping.
- Currently, there are 53 patients being treated by the Samaritan’s Purse team, including eight or nine on ventilators in ICU.
“We have chaplains who pray with every patient who comes in. The doctors and nurses pray. Our chaplains pray. And as Christians, of course, we want people to know that God loves them, He hasn’t forgotten them. And we want to lift up Christ in the middle of this,”
– Graham said
President Trump has praised Samaritan’s Purse for the work it’s doing in New York. Graham spoke with the president on the phone this week and said he had an opportunity to pray for the first family. “I wanted to pray for him and Melania and Barron,” Graham said. “This has been difficult for the president. I don’t know when he sleeps.
He’s been working all hours of the day and night. And I’m just concerned about him and his health. And I certainly wanted to pray for him and his family. That’s very important. He’s the leader of our nation, and he’s done an incredible job of keeping us informed. And mobilizing the government – I don’t think anybody could have mobilized the government as quickly as he had done it,” he said. Graham said he believes during this unprecedented Holy Week, God is using the COVID-19 crisis to wake up a sleeping world. “We’ve never […]