LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Gideon (St. Michael’s – Bloomington, Minnesota) received the following email after a recent visit:
Hi! I just wanted to thank you so much for visiting my grandpa John Knoblauch the other day with the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs. You have no idea how much that must have meant to him. His dog JP was his whole world (my grandma's world too), and I know they've missed that loving presence in their life. I'm sure he was absolutely elated, and I'm so happy someone took the time to give him that feeling back.
Thank you so so so so so much,
The following email was received from Brad Schroeder on May 31, 2018:
The Schroeder family is so grateful for the incredible spiritual and financial support received from our LCC family. The funds have helped to create a wonderful place, especially the remodeled basement, for all the family to live together. It is humbling for us to see the Christian outpouring of love, caring and prayers from so many to our family. There are so many people hurting and in need. It has been so wonderful to feel the support of our LCC family to be there when it counted most.
Many times before, I myself was with the LCC team bringing the compassion and love of Jesus to those hurting in some way. I know I felt compassion for those impacted, but never thought it would happen to my family. When tragedy did happen to us, it caused the worst hurt and grief of our lives. But, the love and support of LCC, St. Peter, and family have uplifted us to meet the challenges and move forward. But most of all, we feel the love of Jesus and that He is always with us as the source of our strength. We do not understand why Doug was taken from us, but believe that God is in control and has a plan for us.
It has been said many times that in the midst of trouble and grief, God opens a new door for us. For us, this means to work together as a family to get through the grief, be strong, and help to raise these great boys. It will be difficult but we know God will be there with us. We are thankful for God’s gift of the continued LCC family spiritual support and prayers.
Please help us to relay our thanks to all of our incredible LCC family. We want the LCC family to know they have made a positive impact on our family through their prayers and efforts. We may be hurting, but we are so thankful and blessed for all of you to be in our lives.
May Our God bless you. Our love to all of you is forever,
The Schroeder Family
Please prayerfully consider donating to help Brad and Ginny care for their family during this time of transition.
“Not many things can make a person happy after tragedy strikes, or if they’re going through something really hard. They could have a long chat with someone who tells them that ‘you’re never alone, so many people love you.’ But sometimes it just doesn’t help. But, when you have a chance to spend time with a dog, and see his big loving eyes look up into yours, and feel his soft fur brush up against your hand, suddenly all your worries melt away. Dogs don’t judge you, they just give love, and get love back. I know since you’re a dog you can’t read, but I hope that somehow you know that you’re making a difference.” - Maegan
The LCC K-9 Police Ministry was honored to be of service to those who protect and serve the community of Coral Springs, Florida. "For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:1