On Monday, December 13, LCC Kare9 Military Ministry Dogs Brutus (LCC Squad) and Nigel (LCC Staff) visited the students and staff at Saint Ignatius College Prep High School in Chicago, Illinois. The students needed some relief from the stress of finals week. They said the visit by the comfort dogs was just what they needed, and the staff loved it too.
A special thank you to Mr. C Wener for donating a bed, end tables, and other household items to House of Hope, a ministry of Chicago Hope Church to homeless teenagers. They are given a place to live in a family environment and assigned a mentor to help them navigate through the challenges they face on their journey to adulthood.
Chicago Hope Church is still in need of more twin beds. If you or someone you know has a twin bed or bunk bed to donate, visit www.lutheranchurchcharities.org/non-monetary-donations.
If you would like to learn more about the work of Chicago Hope Church, visit chicagohopechurch.org.
LCC received the following requests from Pastor Hesham Shehab, Salam Christian Fellowship, Lombard, Illinois:
A Disabled Christian Woman Needs Financial Assistance with Rent
A young Lebanese American woman was injured in a hit-and-run accident. She needs help with rent this month. She applied for SSI, but it requires six months for Social Security authorities to make a decision. She has no family in the U.S. but Salam Christian Fellowship. The amount needed is $600.
Please show the love of Christ to this disabled Christian woman by donating generously to keep a roof above her head in this cold winter.
In God's Peace,
Pastor Hesham Shehab,
Salam Christian Fellowship
Financial Assistance Needed with Car Repairs for Afghan Refugee
We need financial help fixing a car for an Afghan refugee who arrived from Afghanistan three months ago. Abdul got his Driver's License on Saturday. He worked at the US consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, and speaks some English. He got a job in Chicago and needs that car to be reliable for his commute. He is hardworking and supports his family that stayed behind in Afghanistan. Please show the love of Christ to this Afghan family by donating generously towards the car repairs. The amount needed is $800.
In God's Peace,
Pastor Hesham Shehab,
Salam Christian Fellowship
LCC Disaster Response Deploying this Week to Help Assess Catastrophic Tornado Damage in Hardest-Hit Areas of Kentucky
Direct Hit in Bowling Green, Mayfield, Murray, & Paducah, Kentucky
During their many visits, the LCC K-9 ministry teams handed out Mini Stuffed LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs to children and adults to take home and hold onto whenever they feel scared or need comfort.
Every time you purchase a stuffie, we give one to someone who is suffering and in need.
Please join LCC as we pray for the Oxford High School community during this incredibly difficult time.
The LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry and Hearts of Mercy & Compassion Ministry NEVER charge those we serve as we bring the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need. We know that comfort is needed to help this shocked and devastated community and the first responders who serve them.
LCC Ministries Continue to Share Mercy, Compassion, and Comfort in Waukesha Community Following Christmas Parade Tragedy
The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs were invited by Pastor Peter Schmidt from Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Waukesha.
Each third grader will be taking a coloring book home this Friday. Charity and her handlers also presented Andrea, the principal, and Brittany, the district psychologist, with a Heart of Mercy & Compassion signed at the affiliate ministry gathering a few weekends ago. As Andrea was quickly reading some of the heartfelt messages, she ran her finger over the words as if she was really absorbing the support and love expressed by each affiliate.
Please continue to pray for the staff and school as they are still navigating the loss of Jackson Sparks and preparing for his brother to return following his injuries. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and handlers look forward to continuing to support them as we have been invited back next year for a fun visit!
Additional hearts/crosses were left with Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church.
LCC never goes where we are not invited. LCC’s K-9 Comfort Dog and Hearts of Mercy & Compassion Ministries 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 Waukesha, Wisconsin community in your prayers following the devastating tragedy.
Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”
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On Tuesday, December 7, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dogs Brutus (LCC Squad) and Nigel (LCC Staff) visited students and staff at Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois. The purpose of the visit was twofold. First, to help the students de-stress during finals week. Second, to renew old friendships established by the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs before the pandemic halted visit to the university for the last 18 months. It was wonderful to see how much love and comfort the Kare 9s brought to everyone.
LCC received the following request from Liz Mulford, President, Friends of the Four Homes of Mercy.
The Christmas Dreams of our special, differently-abled people: long-awaited visits from family, making a joyful noise, new toys.
With your help, these and more will be fulfilled. Your gifts will provide transportation assistance for those far away, the chance to join others playing music, surprises -- a new ball, a new doll -- that promote smiles, plus special foods and decorations to help celebrate the season.
Your donation in any amount will enable us to provide our residents with memorable Christmas.
On behalf of all our people, THANK YOU!
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