Rev. Karl Gibbs, Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Carrollton, MO, and Disaster Response Chaplain for the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) of Missouri, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the tragic train derailment that occurred on July 27 in Mendon, MO, how he was able to respond as a chaplain for SEMA, the critical role of chaplains in disasters such as this one, and how others could become chaplains and serve in this capacity. Read more about the community response to the derailment at reporter.lcms.org/2022/lcms-pastor-cares-for-first-responders-after-amtrak-derailment and learn more about becoming a SEMA chaplain at sema.dps.mo.gov/programs/chaplaincy/index.htm.
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