LCC K-9 COMFORT DOGS DEPLOY IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS TO SAUGUS HIGH SCHOOL - SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA IN RESPONSE TO MASS SHOOTING
Two students died, multiple injured, some critical
"For the LORD comforts his people
and will have compassion on his afflicted ones." Isaiah 49:13
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 also 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 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.
Prince of Peace Welcomes Umbreen Upon Her Arrival from Pakistan; Help Still Needed to Relocate Pastor Alfred and His Family
Gulfam, Austin, and I feel so blessed and would like to give a big Thank You to Prince of Peace pastors, congregation, and Lutheran Church Charities donors. We have no words to explain how we feel by everyone’s love and continued prayers for Gulfam's brother and his family, and my sister Umbreen. I am so happy and thankful to God for reuniting me with my sister; we are so happy and thanking God that this day has finally come and for this time together. Umbreen is still thinking it's a dream and said she can't believe she’s here.
May God bless you for your compassion and generosity!
Anila and Gulfam
Let me take this opportunity to thank our heavenly Father for allowing me to write this email to thank the respective pastors, congregation members, and donors for their support and prayers for me and for my sister and brother-in-law.
My sister and brother-in-law came to the United States 20 years ago, and when they became citizens, they put in a petition for me and my younger sister. After 14 years of waiting, finally my turn came. Arriving Friday, November 8, I feel so blessed to be here on this blessed land. On Sunday, I received a very warm welcome at Prince of Peace; I was speechless by everyone’s love. I would like to thank the pastors and congregation for their prayers, and everyone who generously gave financial support to get me here. I feel like I am in Heaven.
May God bless you all!
On Sunday, November 10, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Barnabas (Trinity Lutheran - Hobart, Indiana), Eve (St. John's - Lombard, Illinois), Julia (King of Glory - Elgin, Illinois), JoJo (Living Christ - Arlington Heights, Illinois), Levi (Immanuel - East Dundee, Illinois), Malachi (St. Matthew - Hawthorn Woods, Illinois), and their handlers attended a celebration of a life well lived and service well done for our friend and fellow LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ladel (St. Matthew - Hawthorn Woods, Illinois).
Following the “Celebration of Service,” the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs visited the Sunday School classrooms to share some joy with the students and their teachers.
A pioneer of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry, Ladel was "permanently deployed serving the saints" on October 25. Ladel Comfort Dog was instrumental in the launch of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry, being the first comfort dog to be placed in a church on September 1, 2008.
At her placement, Ladel was only one-year-old. Since then, she has served as the bridge for compassionate ministry to a countless number of people that she has comforted, bringing the hope that can only be found through Jesus. In addition to serving her community, Ladel and her ministry team have deployed to crisis and disaster situations such as the Sandy Hook shootings, Super Storm Sandy, Joplin Tornadoes, Boston Marathon Bombing, just to name a few. Ladel’s calm and gentle demeanor, light wispy tan fur, beautiful eyes, and abundance of smiles brought joy to all those who met her. When home relaxing, she enjoyed chasing and popping bubbles, and being with those who took such good care of her.
Left behind are the countless hearts she touched and a legacy to be proud of. Free in heaven to serve, run and play in the meadows and hills just over the rainbow bridge, Ladel will always be remembered and greatly missed. In the midst of our sadness, we praise God for the gifts He gave to Ladel and for the time He has given us with her. We pray that God will now comfort her team at St. Matthew and all those who will miss her daily presence.
"And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us." (Romans 5:5)