On Monday, June 18, over 100 special education students and 50 staff had the most amazing day at Parkland Preparatory Academy in Streamwood, Illinois. They were visited by LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Tobias (Lord of Glory – Grayslake, Illinois), Zippy (Trinity – Roselle, Illinois), LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Brutus (LCC Squad), along with Comfort Dogs In Training Myra and Sage.
Thanks to the wonderful dogs and their handlers, the school visit was a therapeutic one. The students were given the opportunity to experience calm, nonjudgmental love from all and work on life skills such as taking turns, waiting patiently, and talking to new adults. Parkland will talk about this special day for many months to come.
Thank you LCC for giving these children such a beneficial experience.
LCC welcomes the following new handlers to the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry:
Atonement – Columbus, Ohio
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Rosie
Brookfield Lutheran – Brookfield, Wisconsin
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Charity
Christ Lutheran – Scituate, Massachusetts
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Obadiah
Christ Our Savior – Loudon, Tennessee
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Jewel
First Good Shepherd – Las Vegas, Nevada
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Lois
Pastor Brad Beckman
Gloria Dei – Houston, Texas
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Joy
St. John – LaGrange, Illinois
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Angel
St. Peter – Arlington Heights, Illinois
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Susie
St. Paul – Des Peres, Missouri
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Tabby
Timothy Lutheran – St. Louis, Missouri
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Noah
Also participating in the training were:
Handler Barb Granado with LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Hannah
Handlers Mack and Nancy Borders with LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ezra
Lutheran Church Charities is honored to welcome the following veterans to the Kare-9 Military Ministry:
Karen Forsyth, US Air Force 1977-1998 (Christ Our Savior – Loudon, Tennessee
Brad Kerhin, US Marines 1990-1994 (Brookfield Lutheran – Brookfield, Wisconsin)
Eleven of Charity’s K-9 friends and their handlers were on hand to welcome the new team:
Dora (LHSA of Greater Milwaukee)
Eve (St. John’s – Lombard, Illinois)
Gideon (St. Michael’s – Bloomington, Minnesota)
Ladel (St. Matthew – Hawthorn Woods, Illinois)
Levi (Immanuel – East Dundee, Illinois)
Lila (Beautiful Savior – Mequon, Wisconsin)
Mary (St. Paul’s – Janesville, Wisconsin)
Rhoda (Prince of Peace – Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin)
Ruthie (LCC Staff)
Tobias (Lord of Glory – Grayslake, Illinois)
Zoey (Concordia University Wisconsin– Mequon, Wisconsin)
As the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry approaches its 10th anniversary, our first-placed K-9 Comfort Dog Ladel from St. Matthew, in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois was acknowledged.
LCC can’t wait to see what God has planned for the ministry at Brookfield
The mission of LCC is to bring the mercy, compassion, presence, and proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need. The beautiful and gentle golden retrievers of the LCC K-9 Ministry are our bridge to connecting with all those God wants us to meet.
Last week the LCC K-9 Ministry was expanded with the addition of Brookfield Lutheran Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas. These two teams learned dog handling skills, the mission of LCC, and how to share the light of Christ with others.
Brookfield Lutheran Church was excited to meet and train with their LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Charity. Charity is triple-vested as a LCC K-9 Comfort Dog, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog, and LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dog. For her work in the LCC K-9 Police Ministry, Charity will be working alongside Police Officer James Enters, one of Brookfield Lutheran Church's new handlers.
Charity’s Bible verse is Matthew 25:35: For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Joy trained with her new team at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church from Houston, Texas. The team first met Joy as a Comfort Dog in training when she was deployed to Texas after the Santa Fe High School shooting. The Gloria Dei team is excited to work with Joy doing outreach ministry. Joy will be dual-vested as an LCC K-9 Comfort Dog and LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog.
Joy’s Bible verse is 1 Peter 1:8-9: Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
Lutheran Church Charities is honored to welcome these two churches to the LCC K-9 Ministry. We ask that you keep the teams in your prayers as they go out to serve others in the name of Christ
Congratulations to the Destination Imagination students at St. John Lutheran School for your continued advancement in this competition and for your support of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry.