A Mercy Heart was presented to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Warner Robins, Georgia, in remembrance of their Senior Pastor, Richard Brighton, who passed away on January 10. LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Hope's (Faith - Marietta, Georgia) Ministry team presented the Mercy Heart to Assistant Pastor Andrew Howe to be passed on to Reverend Brighton's family. LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Lizzie (Trinity - Savannah, Georgia) and Luke (Christ the Shepherd - Alpharetta, Georgia) with their handlers were honored to be invited to the congregational viewing for the pastor to offer comfort to the congregation.
As members came to pay their respects, they signed a Mercy Heart with their notes of love and prayers until the heart was full. On the fish was Pastor Brighton's confirmation verse, which was one of his favorites since childhood: "The Lord is my light and my salvation...The Lord is the stronghold of my life..." Psalm 27:1.