On Saturday, August 22, the LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry hosted the “22” Dinner and Program. The event has been held monthly for the last five years to remember the 22 veterans who take their own lives each day in America.
Due to COVID-19, the event has not taken place since February, 2020. The August "22" Dinner and Program was held outside LCC Headquarters and CDC guidelines were observed.
A highlight of the afternoon was the dedication of the Flagpole. Pastor and Air National Guard Chaplain Jim Buckman conducted the dedication ceremony.
The guest speaker was Hearts of Mercy & Compassion, Crosses for Losses Director Rich Martin, who talked about how the ministry began at LCC and how many lives have been touched already with prayer and presence when presented with a mercy heart or mercy heart with a cross. Each specially painted purple heart also has a military branch emblem affixed to it. Fifteen hearts have been provided to military families who have lost loved ones in recent months.
The hearts and crosses are available at no charge. CLICK HERE to request a Mercy Heart or Cross.
"My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." (Exodus 33:14)
We pray our Lord will prepare a way for us to have a September “22” dinner and Program.