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SPECIAL APPEAL: LCC K-9 Ministry Teams Will Deploy to Surfside, Florida, to Serve First Responders After Collapse of Condominium Tower
LCC K-9 Ministry Teams Will Deploy to Surfside, Florida, to Serve First Responders
On Tuesday, June 15, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Adeena (St. John – Burlington, Illinois), Bekah & Kye (Immanuel – Belvidere, Illinois), Mary (St. Paul – Janesville, Wisconsin), and Samson (Zion – Marengo, Illinois), and their ministry teams arrived at Rockton following an invitation from St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Rockton, and Rockton Mayor John Peterson.
In talking with her daughter the night of the explosion, Colette told her how upset she was having to leave her home and then even felt guilty about saying that, knowing people could have died. She continued, though, that she just moved into her apartment and didn’t know anyone, but there were others in the shelter from the same housing, and they all reached out to her, offering to get her things for her from her apartment when they could. She said she realized God was still caring for her, and she “left there with no friends, and now I have seven new friends!”
LCC's K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry never goes where we are not invited and never charge those we serve as we bring the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need. Please keep the Rockton, Illinois community in your prayers.
Your Donations Delivered to St. Mark’s in St. Charles, Illinois, for Mother of Three in Desperate Need of Financial Assistance
Thank you so much for your unbelievable generosity! You have been able to help this family keep the utilities on and so much more. This mom is looking to go back to school in the fall to get an early childhood education degree. She said she has always wanted to work with kids and prays she is able to get that degree and begin a career in early childhood education. Having been a stay-at-home mom for the past 11 years, she is nervous but excited at the thought of accomplishing that dream. We give thanks and praise to God for Lutheran Church Charities and all who give generously for the needs they are able to identify in our communities. Thank you all for being the hands and feet of Jesus for this family. God bless you all!
We also received this Thank You to the donors from the mom:
I can’t even begin to thank you enough for all your generosity. I am humbled and brought to tears by all the support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! God bless you all.
Thank you to all that have donated. The need for this family is great and ongoing. If so moved, please consider a donation to help this mother provide for her family.
L.E.R.T Mercy in Action
to Residents Affected by Storms in Northern Illinois
One home was located in Lake Barrington, Illinois, and had a large tree fall across the driveway. Jim Beckley and Richard Habegger from Prince of Peace, Palatine L.E.R.T. responded immediately to cut and remove the tree so the homeowner could regain access to their home.
with Dangerous Evergreen Tree and Hanging Tree Limbs
The family thanks the following L.E.R.T. volunteers for their willing service:
Immanuel, Palatine – Steve MacKay
Prince of Peace, Palatine – Jim and Karen Beckley, Richard and Bonnie Habegger, Mike Kaminski, Dan Swyndroski
St. John, Wheaton – Steve Chester, Marty Johnson
St. Peter, Arlington Heights – Lois Lehman
of Twenty-Five Buckets with Lids and a Case of Hand Sanitizer
to LCC Disaster Response Ministry
Home Depot in Mount Prospect, Illinois, donated twenty-five buckets with lids and a case of hand sanitizer. The buckets were assembled and sent with prayers for their future recipients this week for Lutheran Church Charities Disaster Response L.E.R.T. teams.
“Stronger Together” Blood Drive
On Saturday, June 19, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dogs Butch (LCC Squad) and Reba (LCC Squad) with their veteran handlers attended the Roselle Lion’s Club “Stronger Together” Blood Drive. The Kare 9s were there to relieve the stress some feel when donating blood. The love and compassion of the Kare 9s were evident to all.
On Saturday, June 19, the LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry was on hand for the Vet Fest sponsored by American Legion Post #673 in Huntley, Illinois. Greeting hundreds of adults and children were LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dogs Benjamin (LCC Staff), Blitz (LCC Squad), Britta (LCC Squad), Brutus (LCC Squad), Butch (LCC Squad), Flex (LCC Squad), Nigel (LCC Staff), and Samson (Zion - Marengo, Illinois) with their veteran handlers. The handlers exchanged military experiences, as well as Christ’s love, with the many veterans who came to see the Comfort Dogs.
On Tuesday, June 16, LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dog Abraham (Trinity - Hicksville, New York), with his law enforcement handlers, recently attended the funeral for Officer Ed Toscano of the Town of Oyster Bay, Bay Constables Department. Officer Toscano was a longtime partner of one of Abraham's police handlers, John Plank.
The team was honored to visit the department during a recent training session and present them with a Heart of Mercy & Compassion. Safety Commissioner Justin McCaffrey was in attendance to receive the plaque on behalf of the department and Officers Toscano's family.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9
St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, held their first Hearts of Mercy & Compassion (HMC) painting event on June 12, with 14 people attending. The participants/volunteers had a great experience during this event resulting in 80 hearts and 60 fish painted.
The participants were thrilled in supporting this ministry and now plan to schedule an HMC painting event quarterly at St. Matthew.
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