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We are the Peace Light Co-Ordinators for the UK, based in Dover, Kent, England. We collect the UK Light from French Scouts and Guides in Lille this coming Sunday. On Monday we hold a distribution service at one of our local churches where representatives from all over the area can collect a flame from our main Light.
At this service will be a young Cub Scout from one of our local villages who was born in Canada. His Grandparents still live in Winnipeg. At present the grandmother is staying in the UK with the family here, leaving Grandad behind in Winnipeg.
We have discussed the Peace Light with the Cub's mother and grandmother and they have explained it to the young boy. He is overjoyed to think that the Light he will collect on Monday will have originated from the same Light that you are receiving in Winnipeg. The family have been in touch with Grandad, and he has said that he will be coming to your service on 23rd December so that he too can link with his grandson in the UK.
Scouts from Troops 1548, 1577, and 158 took part in the sharing of the Peace Light with Saint Anne's Episcopal Church in Reston, VA at two services. Saint Anne's intends to keep the flame burning continuously through the Christmas season.
Cub Scout Pack 17 from Hasbrouck Heights,NJ received the Peace Light this evening. Thank you to the Hahn family!
Peterborough, NH 03458- On Sunday 12/16 the Peace Light was shared at an ecumenical service for Divine Mercy Parish (Catholic), All Saint’s Parish (Episcopal) and Union Congregational Church (Congregational). All three churches are in Peterborough, NH 03458. The service took place at Divine Mercy Parish, 11 Vine Street, Peterborough. The Peace Light flame is being kept in our continuously burning sanctuary lamp at Divine Mercy.
Keene, NH 03431- On Tuesday 12/11 the Peace Light was shared at the monthly leaders’ Roundtable for Mt Monadnock District, Daniel Webster Council, BSA. From there, it was also being taken to New Ipswich, NH 03071; Troy, NH 03465; Henniker, NH 03242.
What a blessing it is to be a part of sharing the Peace Light!
Merry Christmas, Lauren Martin, Mt Monadnock District Commissioner
Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, USA
I was having a difficult morning at the church I serve. Not really dealing well with the tragedy of the children’s deaths in Connecticut and the second holiday season after my husband’s death and into the office came a man bearing the light of Christ. Thank you, Gracious and Loving Savior for sending him.
My grandson delivered The Peace of Light, to our home in Londonderry, NH 03053
Very proud of him. He was so excited. Thanks for all the work to bring it here.
Thanks to those that made for a very special evening at Corpus
Christi Church in Hasbrouck Heights New Jersey. Thank you to John, Lisa and Tim Hahn for bringing the light to our town, Father Juan from Corpus Christi Church for participating and Henry Hahn for coordinating the special evening. May the Light bring peace to us all this holiday season.
The Peace Light has arrived at Evangel Heights United Methodist Church in South Bend, Indiana, USA by way of the LaSalle Boy Scout Council in South Bend.
From the Peace Light worshippers will receive light to their individuals candles during our five Christmas services.
Thank you for the privilege to participate in this wonderful mission.
Rev. Dr. Patrick Somers Evangel Heights UMC
Thank you. I now have the light in my house. Thank you so much.
Jayne Ann Hill Brownsburg, Indiana
My, son, a Star scout & Chaplain’s Aid with Troop 119 in Grand Island, NE brought the Peace Light to our home from the Overland Trails Council’s office. Thanks to Chad Nabity, SM of Troop 114 in Grand Island, for delivering it to our city.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. Philippians 4:6-8 NASB
In His service, William Feely
Hello! Just wanted to let you know the Peace Light arrived safely to our home last evening. It came via the flame from our church, Calvary United Methodist Church, here in Brownsburg, Indiana. This is a unique opportunity & we are enjoying it. I even enthusiastically passed it on to a friend last night who is not affiliated with our specific church. All of the above were major accomplishments in this blustery winter weather we're having! ;)
Merry Christmas! Take care, Tamara Baugh
The whole world has learned of the travesties that took place in Sandy Hook Connecticut, USA. As part of the healing process the peace light was delivered through one of the first responders, Lonny Mo, to one of the churches there. Lonny is not only one of Connecticut’s finest, but also an Eagle Scout, the Northwest Hills District Commissioner of the Connecticut Rivers Council and a Scoutmaster.
In Lonny’s own words here is what he had to say regarding the peace light.
My name is Orlando ‘Lonny’ Mo. I am a Connecticut State Trooper, who responded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, a Scoutmaster of Troop 24, Sharon, CT, and a father. On Tuesday, 12/18/2012, I was invited to a small Peace Light ceremony held in Southbury, CT. My scout friend Ron Porell invited me to share in the spreading of the Peace Light. Also present were Russ Pace, Dave Rohlfing, and three Scouters from Latvian. Ron knew that I was at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting from the onset and that I was assigned as a liaison state trooper, to the Sherlach family. At the ceremony I learned of the spreading of the Peace Light. Ron brought to the ceremony a lantern and after the lamp was lit it was presented to me so that I could spread the Peace Light. After our ceremony I transported the Peace Light to the Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, Sandy Hook, CT where is now sites until Friday afternoon. The Peace Light, in its small way, is helping to comfort all those that find it. All are welcome to share the Peace Light. On Friday after noon I will obtain the Peace Light and bring it to my home at [address removed], Torrington where it will sit in the front yard for anyone to share in the spreading of the light. On Sunday the light will travel to the Christ Church Episcopal, 9 South Main Street, Sharon, CT for the 10:00 AM church service and return to my home where it will remain lit. R.I.P. my Heroes and Angles of S.H.E.S.
Sincerely, Trooper Orlando C. Mo
I am an Austrian in Arizona.The last couple of years my brother and sister in law shared the spirit of Christmas with me by way of giving the peace light to me by way of internet. My brother is one of the "runners" that bring home the light from Deutschlandsberg to Gasselsdorf. (Styria) It was always special - as it connected me strongly to home and the blessings that come from home - which is meaningful in particular when you live so far away like I do. It brought peace and joy!
What happened this year in Connecticut left of all us in US with a heavy heart and need to connect through actions that let us not forget our humanity. I am so happy to hear the light reached the families that suffered such loss.