Loving LGBT+ People in the Church

Pulse 1-Year Memorial Trip

Lead Them Home was privileged to join Orlando’s Pulse Memorial on June 12, 2017. Our team included 15 people from 8 states across America. We delivered 1,000 memorial candles in an evening lighting ceremony. Other mourners joined us in arranging the candles into a stream of “love” accented with a cross. We also gave sympathy cards to the families of all 49 victims.

UPDATE: Only days after our return, there is a news report of an Ohio school worker inciting violence against LGBT+ people on Facebook. The worker “encouraged violence and expressed hope” that Columbus’s LGBT+ festival “turns out like the Boston marathon.” Hatred and violence must be confronted.

May God continue to comfort the surviving families and friends of Pulse victims.

Experience aspects of the 1-year memorial by scrolling through the images and captions below. Our thanks to everyone who gave toward our 1,000 candles as well as those who prayed for our trip.



  1. Susan BruinsmaSusan Bruinsma
    June 20, 2017    

    Thank you so much for your obedience to God’s calling for your life. I have been blessed by the message you bring since I first heard it several years ago and more so now as my son recently came out. God bless you!

  2. KristinKristin
    June 20, 2017    

    This made me cry. Thank you so much for spreading love in the name of Jesus. I feel certain that He would have gone to this memorial service too. Isn’t it great to serve a God who runs to the hurting and broken?

    Thank you so much for sharing.

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