Financial Assistance Urgently Needed to Help LCC Kare 9 Handler and Veteran Brad Schroeder Care for Daughter-in-Law with MS and Four Grandchildren Following Son's Sudden DeathCaring for others in nothing new for Brad Schroeder. As an LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry veteran handler with Kare 9 Susie and former Top Dog for LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Susie (St. Peter – Arlington Heights, Illinois) for many years, Brad has shown the mercy, compassion, presence and the proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need. Brad is in the process of extensive home renovations to better accommodate five additional people living with them, including modifications for his daughter-in-law who needs physical assistance. Financial assistance is needed now to prepare for their arrival.
LCC K-9 Ministry Responds to Emergency Site Visit Requests to Comfort Those Grieving from Loss of Lives
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Visit Kentucky Country Day School
On Monday, April 16, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Rosie (Atonement Lutheran – Columbus, Ohio), Ezra (LCC Staff), and Mercy (Our Savior – Louisville, Kentucky), along with their handlers, deployed to Kentucky Country Day School in Louisville, Kentucky, after the death of one of their high school seniors following an illness. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs were invited to the school by the Upper School Director, Kent Martin.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Attend Kimberly Holterhaus Visitation
Those who dearly loved Kimberly Holterhaus mourned a life cut way too short. Her family and friends wore bracelets with an anchor symbol and the phrase "No one fights alone" as a reminder of Kimberly's courageous battle with cancer.
Bethany – Austin, Texas Receives Second LCC K-9 Ministry Dog with Martha Comfort Dog’s Passing of the VestDuring five services on Sunday, April 15, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Martha was officially placed as the seventh LCC K-9 Comfort Dog in Texas. Martha Comfort Dog is the second LCC K-9 Comfort Dog placed at Bethany Lutheran that is also the home of LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Abner.
LCC K-9 Ministry Teams Gather for Spiritual Renewal“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25
On Saturday, April 14, over 200 of our LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry handlers gathered together across the nation to build one another up. For three of our regions, LCC staff trainers were able to attend to help the handlers and LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs grow in their skills.
Lutheran Church Charities is blessed to have more than 50 LERT teams who help people regardless of their ethnic background, social standing, or religious affiliation.
For LERT volunteers, disaster response is an essential relief and outreach ministry.
Lutheran Church Charities offers a variety of in-depth live Bible studies, small group studies, extended year-long courses and online courses for
WORD Bible study classes are non-denominational and open to anyone regardless of church affiliation (or lack of). This is a safe environment to study the Bible.
When invited, Lutheran Church Charities responds to crisis situations within 24 hours of the time it is safe to do so.
Following tragic events, immediate response by LCC K-9 Ministries brings comfort to individuals and families directly impacted, first responders, and volunteers – always in the name of Jesus Christ.
The ministries of Lutheran Church Charities are followed by local, national and international media, specifically in the areas of LCC K-9 Ministries, Disaster Response and Crisis Response. To read more about how LCC shares the mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ to the communities we serve, follow us In The News.
Launched in August 2008, the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry is a national human-care ministry embracing the unique, calming nature and skills of purebred Golden Retrievers. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and handlers, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dogs and veteran handlers, and LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dogs and law enforcement officer handlers are a bridge for compassionate ministry, opening doors for conversation about faith and creating opportunities to share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ.
Lutheran Church Charities is blessed to have more than 50 LERT teams who help people regardless of their ethnic background, social standing, or religious affiliation. For LERT volunteers, disaster response is an essential relief and outreach ministry.