On Thursday, February 23, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog® Ministry was invited by WFTV Channel 9 Orlando where many are mourning the death of a news reporter from Spectrum News 13. News crews were on the scene covering a homicide when a shooter shot news reporter Dylon Lyons and a photojournalist from Spectrum News 13.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Moriah (St. Luke’s – Oviedo, Florida) and Peace (Trinity – Orlando, Florida) were happy to provide a little comfort and God’s love to the news teams and staff. The news community is a tight-knit group, working together as they cover the news to keep us informed. Many from WFTV knew Dylon, who had interned with them.
On Friday, February 24, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Moriah (St. Luke’s – Oviedo, Florida) and Peace (Trinity – Orlando, Florida) attended a candlelight vigil to honor news reporter Dylan Lyons, 9-year-old T’Yonna Major, and Nathacha Augustin, all victims of the gun violence. ICP Orlando Church hosted the vigil to bring the community together and to offer comfort and hope following this tragic loss. What a blessing it was to help provide comfort and to share God’s love with so many people.
We pray for the victims and their families, the news community, the sheriff and police department, the first responders and medical teams, the community as a whole. I know you’ll join us in praying for them, too. Lord, please wrap your loving arms around them, keep them safe, and bring them Your peace.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10