Friday, November 20, 2009

Please Wear WHITE

We are asking everyone to wear WHITE for the candlelight vigil tomorrow night.

We have also confirmed American Memorial Park as the location. Now we are inviting the community and looking to our spiritual and religious leaders to lead us in prayer and reflection tomorrow night. We are inviting all religions, all faiths and creeds to join us.

We could use some help contacting the leaders of the many churches on Saipan. I think we've got the Catholic church covered, but could use some help contacting some of the Korean churches and other denominations.

This is the invitation letter:
Dear Friend,

You are invited and urged to attend the "Saipan For Peace Candlelight Vigil" for the victims of yesterday's horrific shootings.

This event is to be held this Sunday (tomorrow) at 6PM, at American Memorial Park.

It is an ecumenical and multi-cultural event of various faith-based and community coalitions and all are invited. This needed event is non-political and spiritual leaders of all religions have been invited to speak.

The healing begins as soon as possible for as many as possible. Join us to denounce this violence coming to our paradise. Evil has no border, but together, as a movement of "one voice, one people," we can affirm that it is not welcome here.

Please join all of Saipan as we hold the victims, their families, and our community in thoughts and prayers.

Si yu'us ma'ase,

Angelo O'Connor Villagomez
We are looking for a sound system and we are in need of candle donations. I am about to head out to see if any of the local shops even have 1000+ candles for sale at a reasonable price.

You can help us by spreading the word about tomorrow's vigil by talking to your family and friends, by reposting the event on Facebook, or by sending texts asking people to come.

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