Recently, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dogs Flex and Brutus (Squad) were guests of the Founder's Crossing Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Homer Glen, Illinois. LCC staff member, Jim Morrison, talked about the LCC K-9 Ministries to the members. After the presentation, the ladies had opportunity to meet Kare 9s Flex and Brutus and get their picture taken with them.
On Monday, January 8, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Darlin (St. Paul – Matteson, Illinois) and Samuel (St. Paul’s – Lockport, Illinois) with LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Brutus (Squad) were invited to attend the regular meeting of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) in Mokena, Illinois. LCC staff member, Jim Morrison, made a presentation to the group about the ministries of LCC, followed by a question and answer session. The LCC K-9s shared their own special brand of mercy, compassion, and comfort.
On Sunday, November 12, Faith Lutheran Church in Marietta, Georgia, who is in process to get an LCC K-9, held a special Veterans Day celebration service to honor and thank veterans in their community. Veterans from a local VFW, retirement communities and other churches were invited to a service of patriotic music and videos with special lapel pins presented to all veterans and active duty military personnel in attendance. After the service, Faith’s LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry hosted a genuine BBQ luncheon in their decorated gymnasium. They held a “military trivia game” and LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry challenge coins were presented to the oldest veteran, the longest serving veteran, and the veteran who had been in the most foreign country duty stations. Missing military brothers and sisters were honored with the Missing Man Table. Faith - Marietta is grateful for all who serve and have served our great nation!
On November 29 – 30, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Brutus (Squad) was invited to relieve students’ stress as they begin final exams at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. The students were very happy to see Kare 9 Brutus on duty again where he gave and received a whole bunch of love. A highlight for the veteran handlers was meeting an Israeli Military veteran.