LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry and Hearts of Mercy & Compassion, Crosses for Losses Ministry Deploy Today Following Shooting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Bringing Comfort to Employees and Community
"For the LORD comforts his people
and will have compassion on his afflicted ones." Isaiah 49:13
LCC K-9 Ministry teams were invited by Principal Vickie Hall from Story Elementary School in Milwaukee this morning to be with students, staff and faculty to provide a calming presence. The school is located near the Molson Coors campus and many were terrified as they were placed on immediate lock down.
We will also be present at the Community Vigil being held tonight from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Ridge Community Church, 4500 S. 108th Street, Greenfield, Wisconsin.
17 LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Deploy Today
Following are the initial LCC K-9 Ministry teams who will be present with additional teams following to support the community:
LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Asher (Faith Lutheran – Lake Forest, Illinois)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Barnabas & Isaiah (Trinity – Hobart, Indiana)
LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Blitz (LCC Squad)
LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Brandy (LCC Squad)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Charity (Brookfield Lutheran – Brookfield, Wisconsin)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Dora (LHSA of Greater Milwaukee)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Emma & Ruthie (LCC Staff)
LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dog Eve (St. John's – Lombard, Illinois)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Lila (Beautiful Savior – Mequon, Wisconsin)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Mary (St. Paul’s – Janesville, Wisconsin)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Myra (St. Andrews – Park Ridge, Illinois)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Rhoda (Prince of Peace - Menonomee Falls, Wisconsin)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Sage & Zoey (Concordia University Wisconsin – Mequon, Wisconsin)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Tobias (Lord of Glory – Grayslake, Illinois)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog-in-Training Rahab
Faith Lutheran – Appleton, Wisconsin (In Process)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog teams will remain active in Milwaukee at least through Monday, March 2, 2020.
Lutheran Church Charities' new Hearts of Mercy & Compassion, Crosses for Losses Ministry will be present to be with the families of the victims. Hearts of Mercy & Compassion, Crosses for Losses provides a physical and spiritual symbol through the giving of hearts and crosses to families and friends who have suffered loss or serious illness of a loved one. These symbols are provided by a caring Christian in order to share the hope of Jesus Christ in their time of need in Presence and Prayer. The Hearts allow people to write a message or signature on them to show their love and support for those grieving or suffering.
LCC never goes where we are not invited and LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry NEVER charges those we serve. We pick up all of our travel, hotel, and meal costs. We always put boots and paws on the ground within 24 hours (often fewer) from the time we get the invite.
Please help LCC as we bring the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need. We know that comfort is needed to help this shocked and devastated community and the first responders who serve them.
Please support us by prayer and if you are so moved, help us with travel expenses.T
Thank you for being a part of the Mercy and Compassion ministry of Lutheran Church Charities.
Financial Assistance Needed to Provide Clean Water and
Spiritual Health through Church Without Walls Ghana
Church Without Walls Ghana (C-WoW) is a Christian organization discipling members in Christian theology in accordance to Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) teachings. Your donations are desperately needed to help C-WoW serve people in Ghana who have little to no access to clean water wells.
C-WoW’s current project is Hope Medical Clinic being built in Gomoa Kumasi, Ghana. This clinic will serve the health care needs of Goma Kumasi and the surrounding villages. When people come to Hope Medical Clinic (HMC), they will receive the Gospel message from the C-WoW members who will be staffing the clinic, as well as lab work and emergency care as needed. The clinic will include a birthing room for laboring mothers.
Please join LCC in praying for the people of Ghana. If you are so moved, please donate to help provide clean water, medical care, and spiritual health to the people of Ghana.
For more information on C-WoW Health for Ghana, please contact Gary Kessler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity Lutheran - Auburn, Illinois
On Saturday, February 22, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Dinah (Trinity - Auburn, Illinois) was joined by Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Bethany (Trinity - Danville, Illinois) at the Trinity Lutheran's monthly "22" dinner.
The Black Tigers Honor Guard did a special presentation of certificates to all veterans in attendance. The certificates highlighted the veterans' branch of service, years of service, and all honors received while in service. They also did a presentation of arms and solemn memorial in honor of Active Duty military members, as well as Gold Star families. It was a very moving service for all in attendance, complete with the playing of bagpipes and Taps.
Lutheran Church Charities - Northbrook, Illinois
On Saturday, February 22, the LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry hosted its monthly “22” Dinner & Program. The evening began with the Presentation of Colors, Pledge of Allegiance, the National Anthem, and the Missing Man Table Ceremony, followed by a delicious dinner of chili, tex-mex salad, cornbread casserole, desserts and beverages.
After dinner, the guests were treated to a presentation by Pastor Jim Buckman, who serves as a Chaplain in the Air National Guard. Jim recently completed a deployment to serve the U.S. personnel in Antarctica and shared his experiences living at the bottom of the world.
The "22" monthly dinners have come to mean so much to many of the veterans that attend, from the meal that is served to the time spent with their comrades.