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The WWII story of Operation PLUTO (Pipe Line Under The Ocean) has been central to all we have done in Northern Europe. We resonate deeply with the prophetic picture of a pipeline from England to France to help resource the spiritual liberation of our continent. This is the story.

We've been involved in many evangelistic projects close to the Normandy Beaches in France including two remarkable D-Day Anniversary Festivals on Juno Beach. It was memorable for all of us involved to stand at that significant bridgehead into Europe and proclaim Jesus, the only hope for lasting peace.
In the wake of D-Day on June 6th 1944, Operation PLUTO swung into action. It was a daring mission to pump petrol through secret undersea pipes that connected the Isle of Wight to Normandy and Kent to Calais. Without PLUTO, 75,000 vehicles would have run dry and the liberation of Europe would have faltered. As the Allies moved forward the pipelines was extended fuelling the liberation of occupied Europe. At one point there was an unbroken supply line from England to Germany.
The PLUTO Pipeline from the Isle of Wight to Normandy was laid in one night by HMS Latimer, formerly the SS Empire Ridley. That cable laying ship was named after two Bishops who burned at the stake in Oxford in 1555. As they died Bishop Latimer shouted across to Bishop Ridley "Be of good cheer brother Ridley for today, by God's grace, we light a candle in England that will never be extinguished"

Those words were inscribed onto a plaque, riveted to the hull of HMS Latimer as it laid the PLUTO Pipeline 400 years later. It was the battle cry of Force PLUTO. How badly we need the flame of the Gospel that Latimer spoke of to burn across our spiritually stricken continent.
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We've been involved in many evangelistic and prayer initiatives in Normandy including two remarkable D-Day Anniversary Festivals on Juno Beach from our Stage Truck. It was an amazing moment standing at the Bridgehead celebrating and proclaiming Jesus, the only hope for lasting peace. We are committed to this prophetic picture of a pipeline of from England to France to resource the spiritual liberation of our continent. We can't do it alone, of course, so everything we do flows from a coalition often from different nations.

We have a long standing friendship and partnership with Francis and Diane Dognon who lead the La Source Network. The Dognon's moved up from Paris in 2004 to plant the first La Source church in Lisieux and are now busy planting more of them across Normandy.
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