Six affiliate ministries attended the Replacement Handler training on June 27-28. The handlers spent a lot of time learning new handling skills and building their knowledge about the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry. Each handler worked with either their affiliate’s dog or with a LCC K-9 Comfort Dog-in-Training.
LCC is blessed to welcome these wonderful individuals have been called to go out and serve their home communities to share the mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ to those in need.
LCC welcomes the following new handlers to the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry:
Lutheran Church Charities is honored to welcome the following veterans to the Kare 9 Military Ministry:
St. Andrews – Park Ridge, Illinois
LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Myra
Mike Lawrence – US Navy (1965 – 1971)
Zion – Marengo, Illinois
LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Samson
Jeff Schulman – Marine Corps (1985-2013)
On Friday, June 26, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Esther (Holy Cross - Collinsville, Illinois) was all ears when a friend was reading to her.
"Sometimes reading can be difficult for a child. I’m so glad that reading to me helped my sweet friend with this challenge."
On Saturday, June 27, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Mary (St. Paul's - Janesville, Wisconsin) provided comfort and support for the family and friends of a 9-year-old-girl. She was playing with a friend and was swept away in the river last Thursday.