Our Oklahoma Search & Rescue team was dispatched in September to help search for Sean,* a missing 2-year-old. They joined more than 30 agencies—tribal, state, federal, and local authorities—working together, searching for the lost boy. Sadly, the boy was found deceased. The outcome was difficult for loved ones, but our team was given a chance to share God’s love at a time of sorrow.

As our team members search for loved ones, opportunities arise for them to interact with distraught family members. Many people are open to hearing about God during these times of uncertainty.

The teams are equipped with training and equipment for each incident, but even with the best tools, they rely heavily on prayer and God’s guidance.

A family member from a Search & Rescue incident wrote, “You and your team have truly blessed our family, and we are forever grateful. Thank you for your dedication in helping families and individuals in times of crisis. You and your team are truly the hands and feet of Jesus.”

*Name changed to protect identity.

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