On Saturday, October 22, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Amos (Our Savior's Way - Ashburn, Virginia) and Kezia (Emmanuel - Baltimore, Maryland) were present to support those participating in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of Darkness Walk in Washington, D.C. at the Lincoln Memorial. The Out of the Darkness walks bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention and hope and resources to show people they are not alone.
The event provided an opportunity for connection, love, and presence. The K-9s received many hugs and pets while participants and volunteers shared their stories of loss and messages of hope.
We pray for those who have been affected by suicide, those who are suffering with thoughts that are too big for them, and the survivors of suicide loss. Help them to know that our loving God is the light that shines in all darkness.